Neutrinos Didn't Break Light Speed
When news hit the press that some tiny bits of matter traveled faster than light speed, scientists decried the results and the public erupted in speculation. Is that good science?
What's the Latest Development?
Ever since the European Organization for Nuclear Research went public with data suggesting that small bits of matter called neutrinos traveled faster than the speed of light, scientists have been incredulous and the public has spoken of the fall of Einstein, whose general theory of relativity prohibits matter from breaking light speed. The results, however, are almost certainly faulty. Fermilab physicist Joseph Lykken says the experiment was "a pretty messy way to try to test a fundamental property."
What's the Big Idea?
Was it right for the physics lab to go public with the research results before the experiment was peer reviewed? Does keeping scientific data from the public constitute censorship? "When dealing with science and the public, a certain degree of filtering needs to be applied and the whole scientific process to publication needs to be followed through," says science writer Ian O'Neill. As far as the media is concerned, he says, any scientific theory is a good theory as long as it makes a good story.
Pfizer's partnerships strengthen their ability to deliver vaccines in developing countries.
- Community healthcare workers face many challenges in their work, including often traveling far distances to see their clients
- Pfizer is helping to drive the UN's sustainable development goals through partnerships.
- Pfizer partnered with AMP and the World Health Organization to develop a training program for healthcare workers.
The controversy around the Torah codes gets a new life.
- Mathematicians claim to see a predictive pattern in the ancient Torah texts.
- The code is revealed by a method found with special computer software.
- Some events described by reading the code took place after the code was written.
A glass of juice has as much sugar, ounce for ounce, as a full-calorie soda. And those vitamins do almost nothing.
Quick: think back to childhood (if you've reached the scary clown you've gone too far). What did your parents or guardians give you to keep you quiet? If you're anything like most parents, it was juice. But here's the thing: juice is bad for you.
Orangutans join humans and bees in a very exclusive club
- Orangutan mothers wait to sound a danger alarm to avoid tipping off predators to their location
- It took a couple of researchers crawling around the Sumatran jungle to discover the phenomenon
- This ability may come from a common ancestor
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