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From the archives: The discovery of electrons breaks open the subatomic era
In the August 1901 issue of Popular Science, physicist J. J. Thomson excitedly detailed his methods for discovering the electron.
Meet the mysterious particle that’s the dark horse in dark matter
The search for elusive axions reaches a critical mass.
Scientists found a fleeting particle from the universe’s first moments
To detect an X particle, make some quark-gluon plasma.
Inside the discovery that could change particle physics
A subatomic particle called the muon is more magnetic than it should be—here’s what that could mean.
A Mysterious Fifth Force Could Be At Work In The Cosmos
Revolutionary, if true
Scientists Make Largest Quark, Solving A 20-Year Mystery
Researchers have found the "final" predicted way of making top quarks, the largest subatomic particle.
For the First Time, Electrons are Observed Splitting into Smaller Quasi-Particles
We generally think of electrons as fundamental building blocks of atoms, elementary subatomic particles with no smaller components to speak...
ILL Researchers Trap The Most Neutrons Ever Bottled, Setting a Science Record
When subatomic science gets wack, physicists get ILL
Japan’s Giga-Sensitive Neutrino Experiment, Modeled In Balloons
On our short list of dreams here at PopSci is to paddle around inside Super-Kamiokande, the giant Japanese subterranean pool...
Scientists Spot Subatomic Particles Underground: Geoneutrinos May Help Drive Earth’s Internal Heat
An international team working below an Italian mountain has detected subatomic particles hanging out beneath the Earth’s surface, where they...