Wonder if we are going to see a flood of papers on CF being submitted to top journals now - anyone with solid data on excess heat production should give it a go.
These people got in because they are from Google and from big-name universities. Most researchers I know would be rejected out of hand, because they are retired and no longer associated with prestigious institutions. Nature would never publish a paper by Storms, even though he retired from LANL, or Beiting who retired from the Aerospace Corp. Offhand, the only researcher I know who has current credentials is Mike Staker at Loyola U. His university position does not do him any good. He cannot get enough support to pay for minimal experiments. I doubt that Nature or any other journal would look at a submission from him.
He is one of the best people around, and it is a damn shame he cannot get funding. He and Beiting did a better job than the people from Google. They got positive results. I suspect Nature would reject them for that reason. I have a feeling that if the Google people come back to Nature with positive results, Nature will refuse to publish them. It would refute their hatchet job.