Squarks are the superpartners of quarks. These include the sup squark, sdown squark, scharm squark, sstrange squark, stop squark, and sbottom squark

A squark is a sfermion. According to Wikipedia, in particle physics, a sfermion is the spin-0 superpartner particle (or sparticle) of its associated fermion. In supersymmetric extensions to the Standard Model (SM) each particle has a superpartner with spin that differs by 1⁄2. Fermions in the SM have spin-1⁄2 and therefore sfermions have spin 0. … Read More

The OTHER “Girl Scout Cookies”

It’s January, so it’s Girl Scout Cookie time. This brings in visions of Thin Mints, Tagalongs, Samoas, Shortbread cookies, and (if you’re one of the test markets each year), gluten-free varieties. But… there is a “dark side” version of “Girl Scout Cookies”. According to this article in High Times Magazine, “Girl Scout Cookies” is also … Read More

Space Mountain is the oldest operating roller coaster in Florida

Walt Disney World’s Space Mountain celebrates its 40th birthday this month (it opened on January 15, 1975 sponsored by RCA), making it the oldest operating roller coaster in Florida. The first “official” riders were Lucie Arnaz and Tommy Tune who hosted the grand opening festivities on a nationally broadcast TV special called “Welcome to the … Read More

Why we have a shamrock as the symbol of St. Patrick’s Day

According to legend, St. Patrick was credited with teaching the Irish about the doctrine of the Holy Trinity by showing them the shamrock, a three-leafed plant, and using it to represent the Christian teaching of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in one God.