Evidence for cosmic inflation wanes

September 23, 2014 6:38 PM

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A beleaguered claim that appeared to reveal the workings of the big bang may instead say more about how science is done in an age of incessant news coverage.

"We've gone from 'They can't prove that it isn't dust' to 'It's probably dust,' " says David Spergel, a cosmologist at Princeton University who is not a member of the BICEP team. But George Efstathiou, a cosmologist at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom and a member of the Planck team...

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