Best of Last Week – Study backs Standard Model, splitting an electron and human attention span now shorter than goldfish

(—It was a pretty big week for physics as a team of researchers working at CERN’s LHC reported that a three-decade long quest backs physics’ Standard Model. They detected a revealing change in a sub-atomic particle that further backs a key theory about the universe. Also, some other researchers reported progress in answering the question: What happens when Newton’s third law is broken? Apparently, sometimes extreme temperature gradients can be generated on the particle scale. —> Read More