Archive for 2009

Lord of the Flies

Scientists have used lasers to create false memories of pain in fruit flies.

Near miss

A previously-unknown asteroid passed within 14,000km of Earth, and was detected less than a day before reaching its point of closest approach.

The Pirate Finder General

The UK government is considering plans to modify the Digital Economy Bill to create a position for an individual described as 'the Pirate Finder General', with far-reaching powers to investigate and punish copyright violations online.