One persistent tenet of poor science communication is the use of the word "baffled." Especially in the UK, where scientists are often called "boffins." Boffins baffled by new discovery just sounds too good not to put in a headline, amiright? But it really grinds scientists' gears to see such a statement, because the field is rarely actually baffled. Science isn't some set body of facts that can never be contradicted without total puzzlement; it's a method of inquiry by which we steadily accrue small increases in understanding. Findings are often controversial if they suggest a major paradigm shift might be around the bend; they're often at least mildly surprising, because there's a lot of stuff we don't know yet. But hold onto your butts, because this one is actually baffling—in the best possible sense.