I'm reposting this here because it raises a fascinating kind of vulnerability (new to me). It is a vulnerabililty of any science using software for analysis to a common-mode error. The thought that 40,000 scientific teams were fooled is shocking. It is a good post, it links sources both supporting and opposing the conclusions. I would think that this issue supports mandating that the raw data of all scientific studies should be open sourced and archived publicly. That way, the data could be re-processed in the future when improved (or corrected) tools become available, and published conclusions could be automatically updated or automatically deprecated.