Glozal finder, Emile Fradin, who has died aged 103, was either one of the most productive archeological forgers ever known, or, as his supporters claim, the victim in France’s archaeological equivalent of the Dreyfus case.
Organized climate-change skepticism traces back to the three founders of the conservative George C. Marshall Institute. You can preorder Naomi Oreskes’ book Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming, due out May 25th, at Amazon US & UK.
Cyberwar declared as China hunts for secrets. In the past year, the number of attacks on US government agencies rose to 1.6 billion a month.
Fighting the hackers: In a command centre a huge map of the world keeps a running log of global attacks in Tokyo’s Cyber Emergency Centre.
Police arrest Mariposa botnet masters, seize sensitive data of 800,000. 12million+ host computers were compromised including the networks of 500 of the US Fortune 1,000 companies and more than 40 major banks.
UK’s Ofcom boss, Ed Richards, wades into Net Neutrality row. He sounds nutty as a fruitcake to me.
The shocking truth about Tasers: A commuter in a diabetic coma, an 89-year-old man and children as young as 12 — just some of the targets of British police armed with skin-piercing 50,000-volt Taser guns.
Imagine you are in a Toyota on the highway at 60 miles per hour approaching stopped traffic, and you find that the brake pedal is broken. This is CO2. Then you figure out that the accelerator has also jammed, so that by the time you hit the truck in front of you, you will be going 90 miles per hour instead of 60. This is methane. Is now the time to get worried? No, you should already have been worried by the broken brake pedal. Methane sells newspapers, but it’s not the big story, nor does it look to be a game changer to the big story, which is CO2.
Dr. David Archer’s analogy, here, regarding the recent news about methane leaking from the Arctic seabed.