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New fifth force of nature found?

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From Mike Wall at Space.com:

“For decades, we’ve known of four fundamental forces: gravitation, electromagnetism, and the strong and weak nuclear forces,” Feng added. “If confirmed by further experiments, this discovery of a possible fifth force would completely change our understanding of the universe, with consequences for the unification of forces and dark matter.”

The Hungarians detected tantalizing evidence of a previously unknown particle just 30 times heavier than an electron — a result they published early this year. More.

It would make a heck of a sci fi film

See also: Dark matter skeptics wanted

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One Reply to “New fifth force of nature found?

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    Seversky says:

    Yup, you and Rob Sheldon are right, all these new discoveries are so depressing.

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