Results from an experiment using the Large Hadron Collider challenges the accepted model of physics.
- Researchers working on the Large Hadron Collider experiments obtained unusual results.
- The data suggests possible existence of new particles or interactions.
- The findings aren't accounted for by the Standard Model of particle physics.
The LHCb experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.
Researchers discover black holes that violate the uniqueness theorem and have "gravitational hair."
- Scientists discover that some extreme black holes may violate the "no hair" theorem.
- These black holes feature properties outside of the three classical black hole traits of mass, spin, and charge.
- The researchers ran sophisticated simulations to discover these space oddities.
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Gravitational wave researchers observe black holes of different sizes colliding for the first time.
- Gravitational wave researchers at LIGO and Virgo observatories spot black holes of different sizes colliding.
- The finding is unusual because previous black hole mergers involved partners of similar size.
- The new information re-confirms Einstein's theory of relativity.
An Oxford scientist's controversial theory rethinks dark matter and dark energy.
- An astrophysicist and cosmologist Dr. Farnes published a paper while at Oxford University with a novel explanation for dark energy and dark matter.
- His theory claims to explain the missing 95% of the observable universe by the existence of "dark fluid".
- This fluid has negative mass, repelling other materials.
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Erik Verlinde has been compared to Einstein for completely rethinking the nature of gravity.
- The Dutch physicist Erik Verlinde's hypothesis describes gravity as an "emergent" force not fundamental.
- The scientist thinks his ideas describe the universe better than existing models, without resorting to "dark matter".
- While some question his previous papers, Verlinde is reworking his ideas as a full-fledged theory.