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Physicists: After 30 Years of Study, Rare Particle Confirms Prediction
March 10, 2008
High-energy physicists devoted to recreating the conditions at the beginning of the universe have for the first time, observed a new way to produce those basic particles of atoms, protons and neutrons.
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