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Double or Nothing

Physicists bet the neutrino's its own eerie twin

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4:44pm, July 1, 2002

Deep underground, in a cavern beside the Gran Sasso Tunnel in the Apennines Mountains near Rome, physicists are stacking blocks made of small, transparent crystals containing the isotope tellurium-130. It's one of only a handful of isotopes expected to undergo a proposed sort of nuclear disintegration. Within months, Ettore Fiorini of the University of Milan-Bicocca in Milan, Italy, and

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