I've been busy with a home improvement project of late and haven't been able to blog (that's now getting toward being done; yay!).
I was going to blog this morning about the apparent discovery of magnetic monopoles that was recently announced.
Monopoles, for those who may not be aware, are magnets that effectively have only one pole. They are a staples in science fiction as, if we found them, they could be used to create a number of new technologies.
So I was delighted when it was announced that scientists had finally found them.
Unfortunately, a lot of science–or science announcements–turn out to be wrong (about 1/3 if memory serves), and that seems to have happened in this case.
Wikipedia is claiming that the publications announcing the discovery got it wrong by confusing a different phenomenon with true magnetic monopoles.
So now I can't blog on this.