An Aug. 14, 1932, headline in the The New York Times read: "Eclipse to be best until August 21, 2017."
Sometimes scientists get it so right.
But not always. Sometimes science goes wrong, and with terrible consequences.
This is the topic of Paul A. Offit's very important book Pandora's Lab: Seven Stories of Science Gone Wrong, just published in April.
Consider this tale detailed in the book: