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Submission + - Russian find a new particle (

physburn writes: "The Russian Dubna Nuctron accelerator has reported finded a new elementary particle. The E(38) Boson at 38 MeV, it interacts only with quarks and gluons, but decays (via quark diagrams) into pairs of photons. The particle was previously reported in February from data from the BaBar experiment, and the new data seems to confirm its existence."

Submission + - 76 Signs of Dark Matter (

physburn writes: "The BBC is reporting recent results from the Cresst dark matter search in Italy. Between 2009 and 2011, Cresst have seen 67 events, a 4 sigma detection of dark matter particles with a mass of either around 15 GeV or 25 GeV. The results are near those previous results from DAMA and Cogent. So has dark matter finally been found, and if so what is it?"

At the source of every error which is blamed on the computer you will find at least two human errors, including the error of blaming it on the computer.