Astronomers thought they had it all worked out — how solar systems form, planets and all. They were wrong — it seems that nearly 25% of solar systems have a planet that moves in the “wrong” direction. Where “wrong” means “in a manner inconsistent with accepted theory”, rather than, you know, wrong.
Richard Dawkins wants to have the Pope arrested for crimes against humanity. I’m guessing that I missed the point in which covering up abuse was classified as a Crime Against Humanity. I would think that the rape of children would have to be a “systemic practice” for this to stick, and whatever you might think of the Pope or the Catholic Church, that’s reaching a bit.
A new low in academia? A professor (or, perhaps, his wife) has allegedly been taking an aim at his rivals by trashing them in Amazon reviews.