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Memorial Day

On Monday, May 26th, we celebrate Memorial Day here in the United States. It’s a Federal holiday, meaning many people have the day off of work. Hopefully plenty of people find time to read, relax, and enjoy family, and also to remember and honor those who have served nobly and heroically in the U.S. military forces.

In honor of this day, here are some suggestions for multinational military-themed novels to enjoy this weekend (or anytime!):

  1. Les Misérables (1862) by Victor Hugo
  2. All Quiet on the Western Front (1929) by Erich Maria Remarque
  3. Slaughter-house Five (1969) by Kurt Vonnegut
  4.  …read more    

Five Easy Ways to Impress Your Friends with Nerdy Knowledge…

Now you too can know more than you ever wanted to about inflation statistics. You’re welcome.    

Introducing the Tetraquark

elementary particles

Though the Higgs boson has garnered the biggest headlines, more groundbreaking particle physics results are coming out of the Large Hadron Collider. Among the most impressive of these findings is compelling experimental evidence for the existence of a whole new class of matter particle, called a tetraquark. As the name suggests, this composite particle is created by four quarks (actually, two quarks and two anti-quarks). The evidence is strong, but further research is needed to understand how it works, since it seems to decay much more quickly than would be expected by other evidence and theoretical predictions.

    

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