😉 From Emily Conover at Science News:
The source of a mysterious glitch in data from a gravitational wave detector has been unmasked: rap-tap-tapping ravens with a thirst for shaved ice. At the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, or LIGO, in the desert of Hanford, Wash., scientists noticed a signal that didn’t look like gravitational waves, physicist Beverly Berger said on April 16 at a meeting of the American Physical Society.More.
Does this have to do with ravens being remarkably intelligent birds? Her’s a thought: Let’s see what they do now that the scientists have corrected their system for frost buildup. 😉
See also: Rob Sheldon on Physics Nobel for gravitational waves: Another PC moment in science?
Furry, feathery, and finny animals speak their minds