12 Days of Wikileaks

18 Dec 2010

The furore over the leaks site Wikileaks and its controversial founder, Julian Assange, continues.

Open-source restaurant

24 Feb 2010

The world's first 'open-source' restaurant has opened, allowing diners to get recipes for the dishes that they have eaten and even download plans for the furniture and fittings.

The Pirate Finder General

19 Nov 2009

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.

Near miss

10 Nov 2009

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

Lord of the Flies

16 Oct 2009

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

Shoes of the wrathful

14 Dec 2008

During a surprise visit to Iraq, President Bush narrowly escaped a pair of shoes hurled at him by an Iraqi journalist.

Driver says God ordered 100mph wreck

5 Dec 2008

The driver of a pickup that struck a woman's car on the South Side Friday morning is being evaluated by psychiatrists because he thinks God told him to drive in excess of 100 mph to take the other car off the road, police said.

Papers give peek inside al Qaeda in Iraq

11 Jun 2008

Computers and files seized from a senior member of Al-Qaeda in Iraq have given a fascinating picture of the detailed, often bureaucratic, planning procedures used by the group.

The remote

30 May 2008

Scientists have developed an implantable device that allows men to control their sperm production using a remote control.

Friends and neighbors

10 Apr 2008

An Israeli energy newsletter has revealed Israel is secretly buying oil from Iran despite an official boycott.