Have physicists spotted a fifth force of nature?

New study suggests we might have spotted a fifth force of nature – ScienceAlert<img src=”https://d5nxst8fruw4z.cloudfront.net/atrk.gif?account=fnMIk1a4eFf2Io” style=”display:none” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/><img height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=”” style=”display:none” src=”https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=1732289343662988&ev=PixelInitialized”/>

This idea is still a long way off being confirmed – as we learnt from CERN’s latest announcement, sometimes promising blips in the data end up disappearing with further testing – but the study suggests that this possible new force-carrying particle is definitely worth following up on.

“If true, it’s revolutionary,” said lead researcher Jonathan Feng from the University of California, Irvine. “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.”



SpaceX blasts off, and lands its fifth reusable booster rocket this year — Quartz

After launching a Japanese communications satellite toward orbit at many times the speed of sound, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 booster rocket returned unerringly to a floating landing platform early this morning. In true Olympic spirit, it stuck the high-speed landing. It is the fifth recovery of a Falcon 9 booster rocket this year and the sixth…

via SpaceX blasts off, and lands its fifth reusable booster rocket this year — Quartz