Particle physicists detect neutrinos travelling faster than light, a feat forbidden by Einstein's theory of special relativityIt is a concept that forms a cornerstone of our understanding of the universe and the concept of time – nothing can travel faster than the speed of light.But now it seems that researchers working in one of the world's largest physics laboratories, under a mountain in Central Italy, have recorded particles travelling at a speed that is supposedly forbidden by Einstein's theory of special relativity.Scientists at the Gran Sasso facility will unveil evidence on Friday that raises the troubling possibility of a way to send information back in time, blurring the line between past and present and wreaking havoc with the fundamental principle of cause and effect.They will announce the result at a special seminar at Cern – the European particle physics laboratory – timed to coincide with the publication of a research...
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