When researchers at CERN found neutrinos traveling at a speed faster than light, they were excoriated by the scientific community, so in order to prove their results were real, they done an IMPROVED version of their experiment–and the result is the same. If confirmed by other experiments, this could change the basic laws of modern physics, because the idea that nothing can exceed the speed of light is a basic idea in physics, which forms part of Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity.
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One of the main dogmas of physics is that nothing can travel faster than the speed of light, but at the CERN collider, some subatomic particles seem to have exceeded this speed, breaking all known laws of physics. Neutrinos sent through the ground from CERN toward a laboratory hundreds of miles away seemed to show up a tiny fraction of a second early.

In BBC News, Jason Palmer quotes researcher Antonio Ereditato as saying, "We tried to find all possible explanations for this. We wanted to find a mistake–trivial mistakes, more complicated mistakes, or nasty effects–and we didn’t. When you don’t find anything, then you say ‘Well, now I’m forced to go out and ask the community to scrutinize this.’"
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Mysterious electrical fires and magnetic effects caused so much concern in Sicily in 2004 that the Italian government initiated an investigation which concluded in 2007 that an unknown magnetic effect had caused them. Now, strangeness has returned to Sicily, but this time it seems that digital clocks in Catania keep jumping ahead (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to this show), to the point that residents have had to turn to old-fashioned wind-up timepieces to be sure of getting the correct time.
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We’re just starting to understand WHAT black holes are and HOW they are created. Scientists now suspect that at the end of this process of creation, time becomes "bent," meaning it actually STOPS. The future of time travel may hinge on understanding this (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to this show). In space.com, Clara Moskowitz quotes mathematician Juan Antonio Valiente Kroon as saying, "It is really beyond the physics we know. To understand what happens inside a black hole, we need to invent new physics.read more