Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva

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Scientists at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva, Switzerland, say they have clocked subatomic particles, called neutrinos, traveling faster than light — a feat that, if true, would break a fundamental pillar of Albert Einstein’s special theory of relativity, the idea that nothing is supposed to move faster than light. The readings have so astounded researchers that they are asking others to independently verify the measurements before claiming an actual discovery.