As it turns out, this supposition was correct. The only way the precise distance between the two locations could be calculated was by GPS satellite. Guess what? They forgot to calculate the deviation in the satellite’s orbit during the transit of the particles. Once again, as has been the case time after time, Einstein has been vindicated. This is actually a quite blatant and embarrassingly elementary oversight to be committed by professionals who are supposed to be among the world’s most qualified (yikes!).
Of course, as I mentioned, this follow-up report did not makes the headlines because there was nothing to sensationalize and no famous figure to discredit. You had to go and dig for it on the back pages. But what’s really a shame is the ever-increasing evidence that we can no longer trust out of hand the integrity of scientific sources or the press as we did in times past.