An anonymous reader writes "Recently my colleagues and I announced the discovery (http://theconversation.edu.au/diamond-planet-found-if-you-like-it-then-you-should-have-put-a-ring-on-it-3069) of a remarkable planet orbiting a special kind of star known as a pulsar.
Based on the planet’s density, and the likely history of its system, we concluded that it was certain to be crystalline. In other words, we had discovered a planet made of diamond.
Following the publication (http://www.sciencemag.org/content/early/2011/08/19/science.1208890.abstract) of our finding in the journal Science, our research received amazing attention from the world’s media.
The attention we received was 100% positive, but how different that could have been.
How so? Well, we could have been climate scientists"
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