if it pans out.
Scientists around the world were floored by yesterday’s announcement that CERN researchers had broken the speed of light, which is the fastest known speed. They presented their work today for further scientific scrutiny.
If proven true by other research groups, it will debunk Einstein’s special theory of relativity, which holds that nothing can travel faster than the speed of light in a vacuum.
If that is the case, scientists say they will need to rethink the way the universe works, because then “it‘s not just space that’s affected, it‘s time that’s affected too.”
Which reminds me of something I read years back: someone was writing on the Laws of Nature and Laws of Physics and said that a researcher he spoke with told him that the 'Laws' were no such thing, near as I can recall
What we call Laws are just the rules of how we currently understand things to work, and as such they're subject to change or modification at any time if new discoveries are made.