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    in physics and chemistry, relating to a state of a chemical or physical system that is unstable but relatively long-lived provided it is not subjected to major disturbances

    Intriguingly, the measured values of the Higgs boson mass and top quark mass put the universe very close to the boundary between metastable and completely stable.

    Submitted by filz from Italy on 09/11/2014


a rainbow produced when water droplets in the air reflect light from the moon rather than the sun

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platform capitalism

a way of doing business that involves recruiting large numbers of people who work for themselves using the company's platform, as used by companies such as Uber, Deliveroo and the like

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