Last year we wrote about the surprising and exciting news that scientists in Europe had clocked neutrinos traveling faster than light. The speed of light has long been thought to be a physical maximum, a speed limit faster than which nothing can move. If the findings were confirmed, it could have revolutionized physics. Distant stars, light years away, might be within reach.
So did science fail? Of course not. This is precisely how rational, scientific investigation works. Scientists conduct experiments and theorize about the results. They share their findings and ask other scientists to confirm them. Often they do, sometimes they do not.
Still, it’s kind of disappointing, but no doubt the next big discovery is right around the corner.