Scientists are often cautious or wrong – and that’s OK

Chanda Prescod Weinstein says that while we like to believe science has the answers, uncertainty is an important part of scientific inquiry.

Science journalist Adam Mann, a science journalist, reported an earlier story for Science News this month that featured one of my favorite headlines of 2021: Astronomers might have witnessed a star swallow a black hole and then explode.

This article describes a new paper published in Science on September 3, which describes observations of a supernova made with the Very Large Array radio telescope located in New Mexico. Dillon Dong, the lead researcher, and his team suggested that they use a different set to follow up on this event because of the strong radio signal.