Check out this headline from Fox News: “Invisibility cloak now a reality, scientists say.”
Wow! This is amazing news. This may literally be the greatest scientific breakthrough since Newton invented gravity. Can you believe it? Invisibility cloaks! I’m so excited.
Except…wait a minute.
Keep reading, and exactly ten paragraphs in you’ll find: “Although media reports have hyped the breakthrough as producing an invisibility cloak for Harry Potter, this is not the case. The ultimate result would not be flexible material.” Turns out that the breakthrough is just a prototype of something that works sometimes in certain limited circumstances.
What I love most about this is that Fox News is blaming media reports that hyped the breakthrough as an actual invisibility cloak. I assume the media report they are talking about is in fact their very own article. I mean, the headline does say, “Invisibility cloak now a reality, scientists say.”
Who says Fox News hates science?
That is all.