There are a lot of interesting things being 'discovered' in physics. There was something about a fifth state of matter where they were firing soft x-rays at aluminium and making it transparent. Don't ask me what that all means but I think that is what I remember reading. http://www.physorg.com/news167925273.html" [Broken] I was just wondering... When they discover these things do they start with the standard model and say "well the standard model says that this should happen?" Does the standard model tell us what to expect even before we do these 'experiments'?