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Submission + - French intelligence agency forces removal of a Wikipedia article

twkozlowski writes: After being refused by the Wikimedia Foundation — the organisation that operates Wikipedia — the French intelligence agency DCRI (Direction Centrale du Renseignement Intérieur) forces a volunteer Wikipedia administrator to remove an article about a military radio station in central France, citing the French penal code and threatening him with "serious and immediate reprisals".

The article had been deleted as demanded, but in a revenge move, it was restored by a different volunteer administrator, improved, and subsequently translated into English for the whole wide world to read.

The story has since hit the German news, and received an official statement from the Wikimedia Foundation.

Submission + - Supersymmetry theory dealt a blow (bbc.co.uk)

Dupple writes: Researchers at the Large Hadron Collider have detected one of the rarest particle decays seen in Nature.

The finding deals a significant blow to the theory of physics known as supersymmetry.

Many researchers had hoped the LHC would have confirmed this by now.

Supersymmetry, or SUSY, has gained popularity as a way to explain some of the inconsistencies in the traditional theory of subatomic physics known as the Standard Model.

The new observation, reported at the Hadron Collider Physics conference in Kyoto, is not consistent with many of the most likely models of SUSY.

Prof Chris Parke, who is the spokesperson for the UK Participation in the LHCb experiment, told BBC News: "Supersymmetry may not be dead but these latest results have certainly put it into hospital."

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