ABCs of Particle Physics

Symmetry magazine has an ABCs of Particle Physics feature right now, which provides fun explanations of various topics in physics (with a focus on high energy physics). Everything is meant to be accessible to basically anyone. You can check it out here.

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Colorado to Bring Back Primaries?

After the caucus fiasco on Tuesday, it looks like there’s now a lot of support in Colorado to bring back presidential primary elections. Democrats’ turnout was too big and not everyone really got to participate, while the Republicans didn’t even bother voting on candidates. Many have pointed out that the whole process is hugely undemocratic, and primaries could help ameliorate the worst problems of caucuses.