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Boston Weather: 26.0°F | A Few Clouds

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By Joel C. Corbo

PRODUCTION EDITOR -- Once upon a time there was a little electron. The electron was lost, and couldn’t find his way home, because he had been viciously ionized away from his friend the proton. Lost and alone, the little electron wandered through the quantum sea until he stumbled across SchrÖdinger’s Cat. The electron exclaimed, “Why, I do believe that’s SchrÖdinger’s Cat over there. I wonder if it’s alive or dead.” The little electron went over to check the state of the cat, when all of a sudden it turned into a positron. The electron had been tricked! Running for his life, the electron found its way to the Museum of Science and hid in the Van de Graaff generator, where he felt quite sure he would not stumble across any antimatter. There he has lived until this very day, waiting for his proton to return to him.

Extended Forecast

Today: Partly cloudy, high of 79°F (26°C)

Tonight: Mostly clear, low of 63°F (17°C)

Wednesday: Partly cloudy, high of 80°F (27°C), low of 55°F (13°C).

Thursday: Partly cloudy, high of 68°F (20°C), low of 49°F (9°C).