The IceCube Neutrino Observatory just figured out that gamma bursts have nothing to do with cosmic rays, and that means no one knows where they come from. Via io9:
…the telescope was able to conclusively contradict 15 years worth of previous predictions while still under construction, and now it’s pretty much demolished one of the leading theories of extra-galactic physics. Really, all the IceCube data serve as a good reminder of how much science relies on disappointing non-results just as much as major breakthroughs – without the former to show the limits of our current understanding, we’d risk finding ourselves awash in a sea of indistinguishable false positives.
Oh snap! Science was wrong! How do we fix it?
That’s right. More science.
And I didn’t even have to use my AK.