Physics stories

Physics doesn't lie, kids. It's bad news for fans of the Dark Knight: four physics students have proven that while the construction of the bat cape would allow Batman to glide from tall buildings, unfortunately it would do little to slow his rapid descent and eventually drop him on the pavement like a ton of bricks.
Electrons are generally known as "fundamental particles," meaning they're not made up of anything: you can't smash an electron to bits, because there are no bits to smash it into. Under the right circumstances, electrons can be broken up into quasiparticles, and the third one of these has just been identified: the orbiton.