An orchestrated media blitz to push claims that ‘spectacular’ evidence of cosmic inflation had been detected by researchers could be turning sour only a few weeks later.
The story broke in a blaze of publicity – but before peer review:
‘First direct evidence for cosmic inflation announced’
Now it seems the BICEP2 results are looking a bit flabby according to one commentator close to the action.
Maybe pre-empting peer review wasn’t so smart?
*** UPDATE 26/09/14: Bang goes the theory, or so it seems ***