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.”



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