Coisiche writes: Ocean shipping cargo container loss is a constant hazard. Insurance will cover it for the most part but it's probably a bit embarrassing when your name appears in a national news website story, as HP have discovered. I suspect the insurance won't cover both the loss of cargo and the donation to clean-up costs but what can you do when you get bad press for something completely beyond your control?
Coisiche writes: Have a holiday break in Azeroth, or more accurately Jiangsu province in China. A BBC site article has some pictures of an unlicensed World of Warcraft amusement park apparently built there. Link to Original Source
Coisiche writes: Breaking news on the BBC news site reports the death of Sir Patrick Moore, renowned broadcaster and astronomer who will probably be most familiar to UK readers. He might be known outside of the UK for being the presenter of the long running TV show, "The Sky at Night".
When I was growing up just about every space related news I saw was presented by him. As well some of his books on astronomy I also read a series of fictional books he wrote for a juvenile audience that featured some travels around the solar system.
Coisiche writes: Observation of a pair of white dwarfs in a tight orbit provide further supporting proof for Einstein's gravitywaves. Given how well his theories have held up to tests you have to wonder how anyone could have thought that CERN's superluminal neutrinos would be anything other than experimental error.
Coisiche writes: A star has been found with an over-sized debris ring that's difficult to reconcile with current star system models. I expect that there will be a natural phenomenon behind it but just once I want to see "artificial" as the only explanation for something like this.
Coisiche writes: One of the reseachers admits that “We can’t establish causation from this study" linking autism with obesity in pregnancy but "it is interesting that obesity and diabetes are increasing as autism incidence is.” I wonder if it's an idea that will attract as much popular appeal as vaccines cause it did.
Coisiche writes: A couple of European "typosquatters" have been fined.
The article is short on detail about what their fake sites were called but I'd have to say I'd be a bit suspicious if I thought I was on Wikipedia (which is named as an example) and got invited to try a competition. The only hard fact presented is that someone was conned out of 63 pounds sterling while thinking they were accessing YouTube.