Yesterday, US authorities issued a court order to Rackspace, a web
hosting provider, to physically remove Global Indymedia servers in the
US and UK. The agency requesting the seizure was the FBI. This has
affected approximately 20 Indymedia sites around the world. This
seizure of Indymedia’s hardware is a direct attack on civil liberties,
the right to free speech, and a not-so-subtle attempt at internet
The discovery of the remains of an unknown pre-historic human on a little island near Indonesia shook up the scientific community a few weeks ago. This has been considered the most important event in palaeoanthropology in decades. However, the discovery is accompanied by the usual prejudices that dominate a significant part of the scientific community. Espe Espigares looks at what really distinguishes humans from the apes.
A recent Horizon programme on Channel Four asked the question “What Really Killed the Dinosaurs?” For a hundred and forty million years, the dinosaurs were dominant. Then, all of a sudden they all disappeared. Something must have killed them off. What was it?