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From Chicagoist, April 6, 2017: Fermilab isn’t just the site of major discoveries about the fabric of reality and a really, really big magnet. It’s also a lovely place in the Western burbs to enjoy a restored slice of the tallgrass prairie that once dominated Illinois.

From Daily Herald, March 19, 2017: Hundreds of kids and their families watched in awe on March 19 as suburban science teachers presented fast-paced demonstrations about electricity during the 30th annual Wonders of Science show at Fermilab in Batavia.

From The Onion: April 1, 2017: CHICAGO — Two University of Chicago atomic physicists unveiled what they are calling their “most hilarious work to date”: an oversize novelty atom that measures “a ridiculously huge” 8.2 x 10-10 meters in diameter.

From Inverse, March 9, 2017: In the latest issue of the Justice League-Power Rangers crossover comic, superheroes gather at the mouth of what seems to be the LHC to discuss how to use it to jump across universes. A Vanderbilt University scientist and others believe LHC collisions could produce the Higgs singlet, which had the power to travel back and forth in time.

From the Chicago Tribune, March 13, 2017: One way Fermilab has been of benefit to the local community is the establishment of Aurora’s SciTech museum, which was opened by a Fermilab physicist in the 1980s.

From Science, March 6, 2017: For more than a decade, multiple experiments have found an unexpected excess in the number of high-energy antielectrons, or positrons, in space. A team led by Fermilab’s Dan Hooper has shown that pulsars, not dark matter annihilation, can indeed produce most or all of the excess.