CERN Confirms New Exotic Subatomic Particle

The new hadron Z(4430) has - hold onto your hats - two quarks and two anti-quarks, say scientists with 'unprecedented certainty.'

A new form of exotic subatomic particle that upends particle-physics tradition was announced on Wednesday by scientists at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. The particle is a new type of hadron, which is a particle in the atom nucleus typically consisting of three quarks, or one quark and one anti-quark (which has the same mass as a quark, but the opposite charge). The form of hadron announced...