Where in physics does randomness occur?

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Electrons appear randomly in quantum physics, but are there any other places where particles behave randomly, is there any other true randomness in the universe, something we can not predict?
 
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How about radioactive decay? A uranium nucleus happily sits there for a billion years, then one day emits and alpha particle and decays. Why? There is no known reason.
 

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