In spite of a functionally illiterate congress constantly downgrading the importance of science, science has had a very good week, with possible new takes on reality akin to science fiction of the 3rd kind.
It was another good week for physics as a trio of physicists suggested that if scientists are someday able to detect mini black holes at the LHC, at certain energy levels, it could indicate the existence of parallel universes in extra dimensions—and that, they claim, would support string theory. Meanwhile, in another collaborative effort, researchers studying data from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope found that "spacetime foam" was not slowing down photons from a faraway gamma-ray burst, which, they say, is another confirmation of Einstein's theory of general relativity. Also, another team invented a new way to control light that could prove critical for the next generation of super-fast computers. They built a very tiny honeycombed structure that can bend light around tighter curves than has been possible before.
Better yet, here's the backgrounder on how to build a black hole. :)