In a major embarrassment, the scientists who claimed to have found that neutrinos exceed the speed of light in a vacuum admit that the results may be do to bad cables...
The sensational result that neutrinos can travel faster than the speed of light may be undone by nothing more than a simple mechanical error.There's an old saying: "Chemistry is dirty experiments with clean equipment, while physics is clean experiments with dirty equipment."
Scientists from the OPERA collaboration at the Gran Sasso National Laboratory in Italy have “identified two issues that could significantly affect the reported result,” wrote OPERA spokesman Antonio Ereditato in an email.
The first issue is a faulty connection of the fiber-optic cable bringing the GPS signal to the experiment’s master clock. The experiment’s GPS may also have been providing the wrong timestamps during synchronization between events.
To which I'd like to add Miller's corollary, "Biology is dirty experiments with dirty equipment."