Could Misbehaving Neutrinos Explain Why the Universe Exists?

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Scientists revel in exploring mysteries, and the bigger the mystery, the greater the enthusiasm. There are many huge unanswered questions in science, but when you’re going big, it’s hard to beat “Why is there something, instead of nothing?”

That might seem like a philosophical question, but it’s one that is very amenable to scientific inquiry. Stated a little more concretely, “Why is the universe made of the kinds of matter that makes human life possible so that we can even ask this question?” Scientists conducting research in Japan have announced a measurement last month that directly addresses that most fascinating of inquiries. It appears that their measurement disagrees with the simplest expectations of current theory and could well point toward an answer of this timeless question.

Their measurement seems to say that for a particular set of subatomic particles, matter and antimatter act differently.

 

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