Does one solve or resolve a dispute? I'd say "resolve". Headline says
The universe’s rate of expansion is in dispute – and we may need new
physics to solve it
"Resolve" would have been a better choice, but one could argue both ways.
We solve a problem, but resolve a conflict. In this case there is a
conflict between different sets of evidence, but a reporter could choose
to ignore that aspect and simply say that there's a problem that needs
to be solved.
Peter Moylan http://www.pmoylan.org
Newcastle, NSW, Australia