These stories have nothing to do with each other. I just thought each was interesting, and therefore pass them on to you:
That “missing link” is too distantt to be missing — and maybe it is connected to the first story, because both remind us how often scientists are wrong. When they’re right, wonderful things can happen, but their mistakes can be equally far-reaching. This was a silly mistake; global warming less so.
Lastly, the Navy is built for speed, which is pretty damn impressive — and I guess this is a science story, too, since it shows the incredibly technological abilities we’re able to make.
So I take it back, not only are the stories interesting on their own terms, they’re related too!
UPDATE: Apropos the Navy, here’s a great reminder of just how far we’ve come.