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List of scientific mysteries?

  1. May 18, 2013 #1
    Hi all,

    I'm trying to put together a fairly comprehensive list of mysteries that science cannot currently explain with the standard theory.

    So far I've got:
    dark energy
    dark matter
    shrunken proton radius from muonic hydrogen

    As you can see I've only got three items on the list and could use your help brainstorming! :smile:
    Unexplained effects would be great too if you can remember any.


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  4. May 18, 2013 #3
    wow thanks, that was very helpful, I think that'll keep me busy for awhile
  5. May 18, 2013 #4

    why is there so many problems in physics
  6. May 18, 2013 #5


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    Because the world is an interesting place?
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  8. May 18, 2013 #7
    what is dark matter
  9. May 18, 2013 #8


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    There are many open problems in all scientific areas. The length of the wikipedia article is a measure for the time invested by the authors, not a measure for the amount of open problems.
    It is quite pointless to ask one of the unsolved questions from the wikipedia article like that.
  10. May 18, 2013 #9
    so there are more problems wow just wow

    dark matter sounds like a comic book character
  11. May 18, 2013 #10
    Yah, well billy, astronomers can only work with what they've got at the moment. Maybe they're wrong, maybe they're right, but at least they're trying. Instead of goofing off, why don't you pick up a book and read about it?
  12. May 18, 2013 #11
    i like science i want to be a theoretical scientist

    i will solve those problems the more the merrier
  13. May 18, 2013 #12
    You're thinking of "Darkman"

    My guess is that, once someone comes up with the key to unify GR with QM, most of these outstading enigmas will fall by the wayside.
  14. May 18, 2013 #13
    I knew he was a troll, or perhaps another sock-puppet? Troll-face.png
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