Nguyen Thi Thien Minh

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Animal cruelty whistleblowers targeted by chilling state laws

Animal rights activists are at risk of losing <i>their</i> right to covertly film the abuse of farm animals in several states, reports <i>The New York Times</i>. Some state legislatures have proposed or enacted bills that make it illegal to videotape livestock farms, while others have sought to force activists to …

NASA Mission to Bag Asteroid Confirmed by Obama Administration

<i>NBC News</i> reports that NASA's plans to grab an asteroid and move it closer to Earth have been confirmed. The Obama administration wants to budget $100 …

Strong hints of dark matter detected by space station, physicists say

Physicists announced on Wednesday that they have discovered the most convincing evidence yet of the existence of dark matter – the particles that are …

Electronic warfare: The ethereal future of battle

The future of warfare is no longer about bullets and bombs, or dominating land, sea and air. Instead, tomorrow’s victors will dominate the ether.<p>The voice of the foreign military commander is sinister and gloating.<p>“On the anniversary of our nation’s most glorious sea victory, let us remember our …

The ethical quagmire of geoengineering

The question of how to tackle climate change is as complex as its potential answers are numerous. Which causes of climate change should we be concerned with, what are the potential side effects of our solution, and who benefits most from the action we choose to undertake? The most drastic set of …

New York fast-food industry employees plan strike against low wages

Hundreds of fast food industry workers in New York were due to go on strike on Thursday in the largest such action to ever hit the notoriously …