We get alerts on our cell phones with at most a couple of seconds' warning. In theory that gives you time to duck under a desk or into a doorway. In practice it's always been: Beep! What the fuck is that? Earthquake!
They're particularly addressing reproducibility and demonstrating new lab techniques. Sometimes it's far easier to demonstrate something than to describe it in ways that are not susceptible to misinterpretation.
Whistleblowing on a secret US government agency that's governed (if at all) by secret laws and secret courts, and is clearly out of control?
Sorry, that would never cross the line into treason. It's the agency which is breaking the law.