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    How the Neutrino’s Tiny Mass Could Help Solve Big Mysteries

    Reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine’s Abstractions blog. Of all the known particles in the universe, only photons outnumber neutrinos. Despite their abundance, however, neutrinos are hard to catch and inspect, as they interact with matter only very weakly. About a thousand trillion of the ghostly particles pass through your body every second—with nary a […]

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    The Data That Threatened to Break Physics

    What does a rational scientist do with an impossible result?