Ferndene Dwellings, Slough Lane, Wembley, London, 1960s
(Clifford Wearden and Associates)
This is the Nautilus laser, an early energy weapon designed to shoot down incoming artillery rounds. Laser guns are finally moving from the laboratory to the real world. But they are hardly the super-weapons of science fiction.
A file folder found after the fall of Tripoli in a building belonging to the Libyan external security services containing faxes and memos between the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Libyan Intelligence Service. You can read some of those documents here.
Not only did the US deliver Gaddafi his enemies on a silver platter but it seems the CIA tortured many of them first. The scope of Bush administration abuse appears far broader than previously acknowledged and underscores the importance of opening up a full-scale inquiry into what happened.
Read more after the jump.
© 2011 Tim Grucza
This itself will not amount to much, but if it annoys the Prime Minister then sign me up.
- Via Guido Fawkes: http://j.mp/RLxaf0
they have started to move in their discussions from thinking who they’d rally round if David Cameron fell under a bus to beginning to think of hiring a bus driver.…
I certainly want [my readers] to think like scientists – to think critically, skeptically – but I also want them to be imbued with the poetry of the universe, the poetry of reality, which is what science is.
Also see Dawkins’s The Magic of Reality, a children’s book debunking religious mythology with the awe of science.