Can't the slashdot editors be more active with their copy? Nothing goes faster than light. period.
Not true. A shadow can move faster than light. If a wavefront is impacting a linear object, the impact point can move far faster than the propagation speed of the wave. Researchers have found numerous "action at a distance" phenomena that occur instantaneously between entangled particles. None of these phenomena can transmit information, but they are still faster than light.