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Oh yes. Science writers always seem to try for the "wow" headline. When you read the actual story you wonder where the heck they got the headline! And occasionally science writers just flat out get it wrong. I sometimes wonder if they just assign reporters to the science desk without regard to whether that reporter ever took a science class (or passed one).

It's been a problem forever. Heck, which fossil was it that was found by a scientist and the news blew it all out of proportion (it was a jawbone or something, and the news people were publishing depictions of the entire creature and making grandiose claims)? Turned out it was a modern bone. Some tried to blame the scientist but he hadn't made any such claims, it was the newspaper people. And that was early 20th century, or maybe even late 19th.
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