A few months ago, the pentaquark was discovered. BBC: Behold the pentaquark. The pentaquark is the first hadron to be discovered that consists of not two or three, but five quarks: two up quarks, two down quarks and one strange antiquark. You can see how it is created and what particles it decays into here. The pentaquark was also observed at the ELSA electron accelerator of the University in Bonn. You can download their paper here (PDF document, September 30, 2003).
I read Yann Martel‘s Life of Pi a little while ago and enjoyed it a lot. Almost a year ago, the Guardian published a list of questions to the author regarding the idea of this book along with his reply. You can read the entire thread here.
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Barb Wong’s bran muffins sound good. I’m going to try this recipe next time I make some muffins.
Today is reunification day in Germany. I wrote about it three years ago (don’t know if the links still work, though), so I won’t go into details. Right now, I’m enjoying the extra day without school – time to do the things I rarely have the time to do, like weblogging and some housecleaning.