What is good science? And what gets public funding?
Too long. Unfortunately, in the case of scientific research, society has to commit to major public funding up front – in contrast, a lot of art, books and songs get started on lesser public funding; and films sometimes attract private investors.
'What is a donkey punch?' Jeopardy contestant's naughty answer sweeps the web
The latest comes courtesy of a young man called Mike. On Monday night's show, Jeopardy host Alex Trebek posed the question: 'A blow to the back of the neck is the punch named after this animal.' A bespectacled and sweater-vested Mike immeditaely ...
“What Is That Box?” — When The NSA Shows Up At Your Internet Company
In his own words: The first thing I do ... have probably told people too much. That was two years ago. If they want to come back and haunt me, fine. These programs that violate the Bill of Rights can continue because people can’t go out and say, “This ...
So, what is it that Mr Blair has to hide? Asks DOMINIC SANDBROOK
Increasing numbers of people – especially the young – believe our political system is a closed circle: secretive, impenetrable and corrupt. If you want to know why so many feel alienated, just take a look at a story that speaks volumes about ...
Obama says 'there is still time' to find diplomatic solution to Iran nuke dispute; Netanyahu hints at impatience
On his first state visit to Israel, President Barack Obama said Wednesday ... While Obama said “there is still time” to find a diplomatic solution to the problem of Iran’s uranium-enrichment program, Netanyahu emphasized the clock is ticking.