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From Science News, April 9, 2018: For the first time, physicists are snooping on some of the likeliest hiding places for hypothetical subatomic particles called axions, which could make up dark matter. So far, no traces of the particles have been found, scientists with the Axion Dark Matter Experiment, ADMX, report April 9 in Physical Review Letters.

From UPI, April 9, 2018: For the first time, scientists have precisely measured the interactions between neutrinos hitting the atomic nuclei in the heart of the MiniBooNE neutrino detector. The findings — detailed in the journal Physical Review Letters — remove much of the uncertainty undermining theoretical models of neutrino oscillations and interactions.

From CERN, April 1: The LHCb experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider has announced the discovery of Eggeron ηgg (eta-gg), familiarly known as the “Humpty Dumpty” particle, the smallest lump of nuclear glue.

From the BBC, March 30, 2018: Fermilab Director Nigel Lockyer talks with the BBC about DUNE, the value of neutrino research, the Large Hadron Collider, and the construction of a Higgs factory.

From Giornale di Sicilia, March 19, 2018: The Italian media outlet picks up a CERN-produced video of Nicola McConkey, a University of Sheffield postdoctoral researcher and violinist, playing a reel inside a ProtoDUNE detector at CERN.

From Tecnomania, March 21, 2018: Esta animación muestra sobre unas bonitas imágenes aéreas el funcionamiento de los aceleradores de partículas del Fermilab –nombre coloquial del Laboratorio Nacional Fermi– que se construyó en 1967 en Illinois (Estados Unidos) hace ya la friolera de más de 50 años. Actualmente lo están «actualizando» y ampliando para llevar a cabo nuevos experimentos.