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Sci-Fi

Submission + - Wookie Impersonator Arrested for Battery

Blighten writes: "'LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man dressed as Chewbacca was arrested after police said the street performer head-butted a tour guide operator in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood... [The] impersonator was "harassing and touching tourists" in violation of city law.' NYT

It goes without saying that 'touching' people can be considered harassment. But, with the Force becoming a growing religion, what prevents someone claiming this action as a religious protest?"
Biotech

Submission + - Killer bird flu invades England, wipes out turkeys

An anonymous reader writes: An outbreak of bird flu on a farm run by Europe's biggest turkey manufacturer Bernard Matthews is the highly pathogenic H5N1 version of the virus which can kill humans. It's a surprise because bird are not migrating now, in the middle of winter. So how did the virus get into the turkey sheds?

The goal of science is to build better mousetraps. The goal of nature is to build better mice.

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