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First LHC Data Hint At New Particle 124

Anonymous Dupeur writes "Only 12 hours after the start of operation of the Large Hardon Collider at an unprecedentedly high energy level, a discovery had been made. Today, in its press release, CERN disclosed the observation of a new class — paleoparticles. 'It's awful,' explains Alain Grand, still shocked by the discovery. 'It left horrible tracks inside the detector that made the physicists on duty at the time feel quite sick.' No wonder. The particle consists of two strange quarks and one top quark but no beauty or charm quark. The physicists have nicknamed it the 'neutrinosaurus.' This marks a first success of the — finally — started experiment."
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First LHC Data Hint At New Particle

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  • Re:Lighten up (Score:4, Informative)

    by lordandmaker ( 960504 ) on Thursday April 01, 2010 @01:26PM (#31701476) Homepage

    Here, in the UK, it's not people telling funny jokes. It's people pulling practical jokes on other people.

    Perhaps this is another of the US/UK differences (or maybe US/everywhere else). All my other (UK-based) news sources took the opportunity for some reasonably clever and subtle jokes but otherwise carried on as normal, Slashdot just spends the day 'telling silly jokes' as you put it. Having an entire site dedicated to neither believable nor particularly funny jokes kinda ruins the idea in my mind, but it's nice to see that someone enjoys it.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 01, 2010 @02:10PM (#31701802)

    This article... joke or not? its too subtle.

    And that chat roullette thing... funny, but posting it on every article with no means to turn off?? See you tomorrow then.

  • Re:Lighten up (Score:1, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 01, 2010 @05:59PM (#31703286)
    In my country we celebrate something similar, but on December 28th []

The moon is a planet just like the Earth, only it is even deader.