@johncarlosbaez Have you seen this?

livescience.com/magnetic-higgs

Is it real? Is it significant?

I'd be interested in seeing your overview and thoughts.

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@ColinTheMathmo - the magazine article is completely misleading; many quasiparticles can be found in chunks of matter designed to have interesting properties, but they aren't *elementary* particles and this could not "account for dark matter".

If you're not familiar with quasiparticles, try this:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quasipar

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