Two even more exotic possibilities could explain the curious data physicists have gathered over the years. NOVA Next contributor Kate Beckerreports the story.
In other news:
- BOSS supercluster is so big it could rewrite cosmological theory
- Eating meat may have paved the way for today’s 6,500 spoken languages.
- Google’s AlphaGo program trounces the world ‘Go’ champion… twice.
- Spanish shipwrecks unveil centuries of hurricane patterns .
- This crowdfunded Russian satellite could be the world’s first space monument .
- “One of the most beautiful things about science is that it unifies all of us.” Don’t miss physicist Janna Levin’s inspiring message .
What We’re Reading
- “It’s not a human move. I’ve never seen a human play this move,” says three-time European Go champion Fan Hui . “So beautiful.” [Wired]
- Like humans, Japanese great tits use syntax to compose their songs. [The Washington Post]
- Plastic refrigerator letters are at the center of a debate over what synesthesia is and how it begins. [National Geographic]
- Experts have combined tens of thousands of evolutionary trees into a single Circle of Life for the first time. [Scientific American]
- Oklahoma is putting a limit on oil and gas wells in order to fight earthquakes. [The New York Times]