Yeah, eat that, Einstein! FTL drives and awkward extraterrestrial interbreeding, here we come!
But They Forgot to Mention ...
Do you have a GPS unit in your car, or perhaps your phone? And when you turn it on, does it find your location? Well, congratulations, because you just proved that the theory of relativity is correct. Of course it's correct, just like it has been for the 93 years scientists have been trying to poke holes in it. If it were wrong, your GPS' margin of error would be so bad that every single family vacation would end with banjo music and rusty shotguns.
What many of the news outlets neglected to emphasize when blasting this story from the headlines was that the researchers were themselves extremely skeptical of the results -- not to mention the rest of the scientific community, whom the OPERA team practically begged to look over their data and find the mistake. That didn't stop every news source and website on the planet (including, ahem, us) from declaring it to be the harbinger of sci-fi technologies that we've been dreaming about (read: masturbating to) for years.
"Awww yeah, dial that tachyonic antitelephone, you dirty b***h."
This made it all very anti-climactic when the OPERA team revealed that their Earth-shattering discovery was actually the result of a loose fiber-optic cable. And just to put a nail in the hyperspace coffin, another team replicated the experiment and confirmed that the neutrinos did in fact obey Einstein's speed limit like the good little conformists they are. The OPERA team was so embarrassed about the news of this f**k-up becoming such a big story that the two team leaders ended up resigning over it. But it's also possible that they were just upset because their dreams of traveling back in time to thumb their noses at Einstein had been shattered.