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Third time's the charm? Lottery hopefuls have another shot at 2 jackpots worth more than $300M

Third time's the charm? Lottery hopefuls have another shot at 2 jackpots worth more than $300M

Finance
Will the third time be the charm?U.S. lottery hopefuls have another shot at two jackpots exceeding $ 300 million. The Powerball jackpot is currently $ 385 million, and the Mega Millions, $ 318 million. It's the third time ever that both have simultaneously been above the $ 300-million mark.(Although large, neither of the current prizes is a record-setting amount: For either to land in the top 10 of U.S. jackpots, they would have to surpass the $ 487 million Powerball claimed by a single ticketholder back in July 2016.)The next Powerball drawing is at 10:59 p.m. ET on Saturday, and the next Mega Millions drawing is at 11 p.m. ET on Tuesday.The first time that both games simultaneously had jackpots topping $ 300 million occurred in August 2017; the second time was in December.In that most re...
Physicists find new particle with a double dose of charm

Physicists find new particle with a double dose of charm

Technology
Scientists have found an extra charming new subatomic particle that they hope will help further explain a key force that binds matter together. Physicists at the Large Hadron Collider in Europe announced Thursday the fleeting discovery of a long theorized but never-before-seen type of baryon. Baryons are subatomic particles made up of quarks. Protons and neutrons are the most common baryons. Quarks are even smaller particles that come in six types, two common types that are light and four heavier types. The high-speed collisions at the world's biggest atom smasher created for a fraction of a second a baryon particle called Xi cc, said Oxford physicist Guy Wilkinson, who is part of the experiment. The particle has two heavy quarks — both of a type that are called "charm"— and a light one. ...