Gravitational Waves: A Cautionary Tale

February 6, 2015 1:44 PM

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The biggest scientific discovery of 2014 has been reduced to, well, dust. Cosmic dust.

Astronomers at the Bicep2 observatory in Antarctica have withdrawn their claim to have found evidence of gravitational waves, a result loudly hailed (not least in this column) last March for being more important than the discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012.

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