It has recently been uncovered, and admitted, that US researchers purposefully infected Guatemalans with syphilis in the 1940s. The US government apologized almost immediately.
The Guardian got two pairs of very public scientists, Attenborough/Dawkins and Hawking/Cox, to weigh in on everything from the proper aim of science to their pet peeves about the public. Can you guess who said “People think I’m a Simpsons character”?
CERN creates huge mural of the LHC’s ATLAS detector
Filmmaker Charles Fergusun, whose financial crisis documentary Inside Job made a big splash at Cannes this year, has a provocative look at economist Larry Summers and other economists multiply-connected to economic policy.