BaBar Data Hint at Cracks in the Standard Model

BaBar Data Hint at Cracks in the Standard Model – Recently analyzed data from the BaBar experiment may suggest possible flaws in the Standard Model of particle physics, the reigning description of how the universe works on subatomic scales. The data from BaBar, a high-energy physics experiment based at the US Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, show that a particular type of particle decay called "B to D-star-tau-nu" happens more often than the Standard Model says it should. Reference: Evidence for an excess of B -> D(*) Tau Nu decays, arXiv:1205.5442v1 [hep-ex]