It's a shame these scientists couldn't actually solve the problem of a muddy Glastonbury. I'm sure they could think of several solutions. Perhaps the soil could be impregnated with a special chemical that prevents it from absorbing moisture, or perhaps the ground could be covered with a special plastic that transforms the rainwater into sound waves. Perhaps Glastonbury could be enveloped in a dome of water-repelling gas; or the whole site could be elevated a few feet off the ground.
I admit that I have misread the headline. I admit it.