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Why is there any matter in the universe at all? New study sheds light

Scientists at the University of Sussex have measured a property of the neutron -- a fundamental particle in the universe -- more precisely than ever before. Their research is part of an investigation into why there is matter left over... Continue Reading →

Neutron-rich matter in heaven and on Earth

Where do neutrons go? The elusive answer to such a seemingly simple question provides fundamental new insights into the structure of both atomic nuclei and neutron stars. To place the question in the proper context, consider lead-208, the element’s most... Continue Reading →

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