Truth Vs The Lie

Last week, a huge scandal rocked the Tunisian and Arab scientific and educational world: a PhD student submitted a thesis declaring Earth to be flat, unmoving, young (only 13,500 years of age), and the centre of the universe. You don’t build a nuclear plant in Japan near a well-known fault zone and if you do, then it has to be bullet proof and safe from tsunami, or better still you don’t build any nuclear plants at all. Q&A: A massive solar flare measuring X9.3 has erupted from the sun.

A new virtual reality technology promises to change the way firefighters safely train and prepare for particularly dangerous situations in the line of duty. Some researchers say the Babylonians invented trigonometry—and did it better. If ‘cold shutdown’ holds at Daiichi (the winter will be the next stress test on the makeshift cooldown system) there’s a better future for Fukushima, though there …