Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in London are now contacting relatives of the deceased from across Britain telling them that they can take back the organs that could repeat the gruesome 1990’s scandal in Bristol and Liverpool that led to second funerals.
The scandal is… Continue reading
Scientists at the Roslin Institute, the birthplace of Dolly the cloned sheep, have announced a milestone in a project to produce animals resistant to infections – they created the first genetically modified pig using a new technique of “gene editing”.
The gene editing technique is at least 100 times more precise and efficient than existing GM technology, the researches said, and does not make use of heavily criticized antibiotic resistant genes.
Pig 26 was born last August and has been genetically engineered with “the smallest of DNA mutations“.
“Out of its 3 billion bases, we have… Continue reading
More politicians and tycoons appear to be marred by scandal as the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) keeps adding names to its list of owners of secret offshore firms. ICIJ promises two more weeks of exposures.
A third of the world’s wealth is tied up in the offshore, according to the Tax Justice Network, cited byICIJ’s website. That’s estimated at US$20 trillion.
Tax Haven Number One appears to be the UK-controlled British Virgin Islands (BVI), home to more than a million offshore entities, while Britons act as nominee directors for such companies, renting out their names to… Continue reading
“Google has not implemented any significant compliance measures,” said a statement from France’s regulator CNIL, referring to a document in which the EU-wide data protection committee published last October, but has provoked… Continue reading
NASA is requesting $100 million for a mission that would include identifying an asteroid in space, moving it towards the Moon, and sending astronauts to study it. It comes as the showdown over the 2014 budget continues in Washington.
The idea was born in 2011 at the Keck Institute for Space Studies at the California Institute of Technology. In the time since, Aviation Week and Space Technology reported, it has curried favor with the staff in the White House Office of Science and Technology.
Scientists have said enacting the plan in the next decade is within their grasp and would… Continue reading
The ‘biggest cyber-attack in history’ has caused a worldwide web slowdown as the battle between an anti-spam group and a Dutch web host continues to heat up.
The largest known distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack in history was sparked when the non-profit group Spamhaus placed CyberBunker on a real-time blacklist of sites to be blocked for spreading spam earlier this month.
The (DDoS) attacks – which flood targeted web servers with fake traffic to make them inaccessible – have reportedly caused millions to experience delays with services such as the Netflix video-streaming service and made other sites temporarily unavailable. Experts fear the… Continue reading
The Union of Jewish French Students (UEJF) has sued Twitter and is pursuing further court action after the social networking site declined to expose names of anti-Semitic tweet authors, despite a French court ruling commanding their identification.
The case began in October 2012, when #UnBonJuif (a good Jew) and # UnJuifMort (a dead Jew) became popular tags for posts on Twitter. Over 350,000 tweets were posted.
In January, the French Court decision decreed that Twitter was bound to hand over the names of the authors of the tweets. The UEJF demanded that it release the names so that police action… Continue reading
She warned that if nothing is done to reverse the situation Britain would face an apocalyptic scenario with “a health system not dissimilar from the 19th century.”