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Mirror universe: Now some media market science fiction as science news

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This can’t be because there isn’t real news out there:

Could 2019 be the year humans open the first portal to a shadowy dimension which mirrors our own world?

Scientists in Oak Ridge National Laboratory in eastern Tennessee hope so, and have completed building equipment they are to test this summer which may allow us the first glimpse of a parallel universe which could be identical in many ways to our own, with mirror particles, mirror planets and possibly even mirror life.

That is according to Leah Broussard, the physicist behind the project, who described the attempt to reveal a hidden shadow world as “pretty wacky” in an interview with NBC last week.

The discovery of a concealed mirror world may sound like science fiction from the Stranger Things series, but it has been repeatedly suggested by physicists as a tempting means of explaining anomalous results. However, as yet, hard evidence such a realm exists has refused to manifest itself.

Harry Coburn, “Scientists attempting to open portal to a parallel universe” at MSN

Can’t think why it “has refused” to manifest itself. It’s just so obvious, right?

Hat tip: Ken Francis, co-author with Theodore Dalrymple of The Terror of Existence: From Ecclesiastes to Theatre of the Absurd

Your parallel universes fix for the weekend: Physicists: A mirror universe might explain dark matter

New Scientist has seen signs of a mirror universe touching our own Broussard is about to do tests to find out if it is true. That’s fun, of course, but in reality, no one can prove it false and it will therefore always be real when cosmologists need it. It would be still more fun to see Sabine Hossenfelder tackle this one.

Did Stephen Hawking Discover A Means Of Detecting Parallel Universes Just Before He Died?
That sounds a lot like grief talking but we’ll see.

Claim: Evidence, maybe, for parallel universes

Cosmologist: Parallel Universes Are Pushing Physics Too Far?

Alternate parallel universe found. Maybe (2015)

Test parallel universes for real?

Parallel universes TESTED?

Brit mid-market tabloid says Large Hadron Collider within days of discovering parallel universe

Scientific American tells us we may live in the past of a parallel universe

and why this is supposed to be science.

2 Replies to “Mirror universe: Now some media market science fiction as science news

  1. 1
    vmahuna says:

    If you get your project funded by a Science Grant, then it’s “science” by bureaucratic definition.

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    AaronS1978 says:

    I saw the title and immediately thought Fringe or Stranger Things more Fringe
    Our mirror selves will be doing the same, it’s the mirror verse.
    I’m not going to hold my breath, and if the open a portal to hell (the mist) do say I told u so

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