The World Cup keeps (almost) everyone glued to their televisions so if you've managed to get away for a bit, navigate to here to read about how the particular aerodynamics of South African stadiums could be affecting teams' performances in the World Cup at LiveScience.com
Of all the assumptions underlying quantum mechanics and the theory that describes how particles interact at the most elementary level, perhaps the most basic is that particles are either bosons or fermions. Bosons, such as the particles of light called photons, play by one set of rules; fermions, including electrons, play by another. Seven years ago, physicists at the University of California at Berkeley asked a fundamental and potentially game-changing question: Do bosons sometimes play by fermion rules? Read more here.