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15:46 UK time, Thursday, 29 September 2011

A look at the stories ranking highly on various news sites.

Discover magazine headline

Albert Einstein's theory - and a central tenant of physics - that nothing can travel faster than the speed of light has been called in to question recently by the discovery of neutrinos that can do just that. So a popular Discover magazine article goes all out to see what else he may have got wrong. Among them were mistakes in the first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth proofs of E=mc2.
Daily Mail headline

A beached whale mystery is gripping Daily Mail readers. Last week a whale was discovered in marshes on the north bank of the River Humber in Yorkshire. The paper says it is not known why the whale was there but it was after an exceptionally high equinox tide. It's thought that after being stranded it suffocated.
Guardian headline

A story about a ticking off from a surprising corner is getting Guardian readers clicking. The Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in his UN general assembly speech last week, blamed the 9/11 attacks on the US government. But now, the Guardian says, al-Qaeda's English language magazine Inspire, has been critical, reportedly calling the claims ridiculous. The Guardian says the magazine says Iran was trying to steal their thunder for the attacks.
Salon headline

Fantasies about a day of reckoning with a school bully have become real in a popular Salon article. In the piece Steve Almond decides to find his bully and interview him. So you would expect a high drama confrontation. But, frustratingly for Almond, is that his school bully didn't seem to remember any of it. He says sorry anyway.

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