I doubt I’ll be able to do any blogging today, but before I sign off, this headline on the BBC caught my eye: Earth younger than previously thought, say scientists. The article says
A new geological study has set a more accurate age for planet Earth, according to scientists.
Researchers say their investigation shows the Earth is 70 million years younger than the 4.537 billion-year-old planet “we had previously imagined”.
Here’s my question. How does a revision of 1.5% on a geological age make a headline?