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Showdown Looms for Reigning Particle-Physics Theory

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Science  22 Aug 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5636, pp. 1026
DOI: 10.1126/science.301.5636.1026a

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BATAVIA, ILLINOIS-- Last week, researchers from Japan told startled colleagues at a meeting here that a peculiar type of particle alchemy known as a "penguin" may have revealed holes in the reigning particle-physics theory, the Standard Model.