Sunday, October 29, 2017

New findings have physicists questioning reality

Physicists at CERN are working to determine why the equal amounts of matter and antimatter in the universe haven't annihilated each other. CBS News science and futurist contributor and theoretical physicist Michio Kaku joins CBSN to discuss this discovery.

Researchers have been frantically looking for some difference between matter and anti-matter that could explain why the universe is still around. But they have tried a range of different possibilities – that they have different mass, electric charge, or something else – but have found no difference. That has led researchers to question why the universe is still around at all.-The universe shouldn't exist, scientists say after finding bizarre behaviour of anti-matter

"All of our observations find a complete symmetry between matter and antimatter, which is why the universe should not actually exist," first author Christian Smorra, from Japan’s RIKEN institute, said in a statement.-

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