The editor of Scientific American is taking an interest in The Onion and Boilerplate Science (via Keat’s Telescope). It’s a look at generic science stories that you know are coming up in the next few months, like a gene for ________ being identified in mice complete with a picture of a normal white mouse to illustrate what a mouse looks like. Here’s my attempt at a story which you’ll see sometime in the next month and a half.
For more than 4000 years Stonehenge has remained shrouded in mystery. Some researchers have Stonehenge was the site of a solar temple. Others say it was an astronomical computer. Some have even argued it was alien spaceport.
Now a University of somewhere not near Stonehenge researcher claims to have solved the puzzle.