Science doesn't move as fast as basketball, so spectators need to adjust their expectations. The 'game' plays out over a period of years. The first play of the game is that someone publishes their work in the peer reviewed professional literature. But that's something like the first pass in football/basketball/hockey -- it might _eventually_ turn in to a score. But it isn't the score itself.
The short-hand for this is 'single study syndrome'. All sorts of things show up in the media, or scientific literature, as being interesting and perhaps revolutionary. But almost no revolutions follow from the very first study. Few of the potentially interesting ideas, from the first publication, really hold up for any length of time. Something worked out to be interesting _once_. But, chances are good it won't hold up in the long run -- the previous consensus or state of knowledge is more likely correct than the new idea with just a single supporting piece of research.
For the spectator of science, which also includes me most of the time, we can, and have to, sit back a little and wait for the confirming evidence or studies. One area which is an active area of discussion in science now is whether the recent US weather extremes (Eastern US has been far to the cold end of the historical distribution in winters of 2014 and 2015, but the Western US has been far to the hot end -- including setting several all time records) is due to the reduced Arctic sea ice pack.
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