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Neutrinos: A Cursed Subatomic Particle?

An experiment in the Midwest confirms that a weird tribe of particles known as neutrinos actually change from one form into another as they journey about the cosmos. Once neutrinos are made, they pass through just about everything -- including plants, rocks, people and planets -- without leaving a mark. If that's really the case, are neutrinos cursed to wander the universe in solitude, forever?

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David Kestenbaum
David Kestenbaum is a correspondent for NPR, covering science, energy issues and, most recently, the global economy for NPR's multimedia project Planet Money. David has been a science correspondent for NPR since 1999. He came to journalism the usual way — by getting a Ph.D. in physics first.