Settled science?


Article reads: “The science is settled,” the Al Gores of the world like to say, and it makes a nice sound bite. Except that last weekend’s bombshell from the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) should blow all such smug assurances out of the water. At the world’s largest particle accelerator, located near Geneva, technicians have detected a sub-atomic particle (a neutrino) that travels faster than light—300,006 km per second, as opposed to 299,792 km per second. How can this be? Albert Einstein postulated that nothing can travel faster than light; light speed is the peg that his theory of special relativity hangs on.

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