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"As I noted, however, there seems to be one little exception to the principle that the basic laws of physics are time-symmetric. This exception, first discovered in 1964, concerns the behavior of a particle called the neutral kaon. To a very tiny extent, the behavior of the neutral kaon appears to distinguish past and future - an effect which remains deeply mysterious. Tiny though it is, could this effect perhaps have something to do with the familiar large-scale asymmetries (such as the tendency of buildings to collapse but not 'uncollapse')?"