‘Though he gave up a successful music career in favor of particle physics, Brian Cox can’t seem to escape showbiz. A rising science communicator in the UK, he advised director Danny Boyle…



‘The first humans to take a swing around the moon in more than 35 years may not be NASA astronauts, but space tourists. ‘That is Eric Anderson’s vision. The president and CEO…


‘The untimely death last week of the visionary activist, poet, playwright, songwriter, educator, and vocalist Sekou Sundiata is a terrible shock to the many communities that his extraordinary life and art touched….




‘A walk last week through the denuded ex-headquarters of the Times, on West Forty-third Street, was kind of spooky for a citizen already in an apocalyptic frame of mind. The paper


Weekly World News, the newspaper of record for the deranged, announced this week that it was folding on August 3, leaving Bat Boy, Zombie Elvis and P’lod, the extraterrestrial who had an…


‘The self-regard of Israelis is built, in no small part, around a sense of sang-froid, and yet few would deny that the past year was deeply unnerving. Last July, Israel launched an…




‘The way U.S. and Mexican authorities describe 44-year-old Zhenli Ye Gon, he might have sprung from some pulp novelist’s overheated imagination. ‘Born in Shanghai, he lived in Mexico and ran a pharmaceuticals…


‘On February 6, two representatives from the infamous Colombian left-wing paramilitary and drug-trafficking group FARC arrived at a palatial Renaissance estate in Marbella, Spain. While their compadres squatted in the jungle, the…



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Wired Magazine journalist Jeff Howe assesses the impact and viability of Assignment Zero‘s production phase to create "pro-am" journalism. Some of the highlights include how New York University’s Jay Rosen convinced Wired…


‘Dr Mohamed Haneef’s barrister has accused the Federal Government of using anti-terror laws to conceal their investigation from the public. ‘Haneef is charged with recklessly supporting a terrorist organisation, with the Australian…



‘It has become part of the accepted wisdom to say that the twentieth century was the century of physics and the twenty-first century will be the century of biology. Two facts about…



‘It was a government at war with itself. A new book claims that the Kennedy brothers conspired to make peace, and Robert F. Kennedy believed his brother paid the ultimate price for…


Eli Lilly’s new incubator Innocentive is tapping "crowdsourcing" to streamline its innovation pipeline. Dr. Alpheus Bingham discusses how Innocentive taps current research on "combinatorial networks" from the Santa Fe Institute, how managers…