The ever-level-headed Phil Plait weighs in HERE.
He updated the article.
[UPDATE: The paper is now up on the arxiv preprint server. I took a look, and must say at first glance their reasoning looks solid. They appear to have the baseline distance nailed and the timing as well. However, the devil’s in the details, and this isn’t my field, so I’ll be very curious to see how the pros in this discipline react to the paper.]
Not sure if this was there when you read the article you linked above, but he links to the paper in question. I wouldn’t understand it if I read it, but some of you might. It may be an error somewhere that caused this result, but I find the possibility of it being accurate fascinating. I don’t know, maybe it could possibly help explain why the large and the very small behave so differently.
So I pose the question: What if it is true?
Bring on the pseudoscience crackpot theories.