Daily Archives: October 19, 2011

  • Questioning Carl

    “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence” Carl Sagan, Cosmos, Ep. 12 We’ve seen this quote a lot in recent days, thanks to the “speeding neutrino” report. It is a favorite phrase whenever a spectacular new finding generates intense skepticism. Carl Sagan famously invoked
  • Do neutrinos deserve a speeding ticket?

    Neutrinos are the most unsocial of known subatomic particles. They hardly interact with matter, and most neutrinos can pass through the entire Earth without undergoing any collision! They have a very low mass, no charge and as textbooks say, they travel with the speed of light. But do they? The new experimental results from the