Do the laws of physics vary throughout the universe?

Penrose triangle

New study suggests: “The implications for our current understanding of science are profound. If the laws of physics turn out to be merely local by-laws, it might be that whilst our observable part of the universe favours the existence of life and human beings, other far more distant regions may exist where different laws preclude the formation of life, at least as we know it.” (Science Daily via abby).