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What Are Neutrinos?

What Are Neutrinos?

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Neutrinos are subatomic particles that zip through the cosmos at nearly the speed of light. Credit: Shutterstock Neutrinos are elusive subatomic particles created in a wide variety of nuclear processes. Their name, which means "little neutral one," refers to the fact that they carry no electrical charge. Of the four fundamental forces in the universe,…
Neutrinos might decay undetectably, fixing issues in IceCube information

Neutrinos might decay undetectably, fixing issues in IceCube information

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Enlarge / IceCube is actually under the ice, pointing downward. The Earth is a big filter to remove all the other stuff the universe throws at us. I’ve largely given up writing stories about new dark-matter candidates. Theoretical physicists keep coming up with more elaborate scenarios to make dark matter more interesting and less inert.…

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