Reading the scroll from En-Gedi

From damage to discovery via virtual unwrapping: Reading the scroll from En-Gedi William Brent Seales1,*,  Clifford Seth Parker1,  Michael Segal2,  Emanuel Tov2,  Pnina Shor3 and  Yosef Porath3 + Author Affiliations ↵*Corresponding author. Email:   Science Advances  21 Sep 2016:Vol. 2, no. 9, e1601247DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1601247 Article Figures & Data Info & Metrics eLetters  PDF Abstract Computer imaging techniques are […]

Carbon Capture Breakthrough by an Indian company

Indian firm makes carbon capture breakthrough Carbonclean is turning planet-heating emissions into profit by converting CO2 into baking soda – and could lock up 60,000 tonnes of CO2 a year    Tuticorin thermal power station near the port of Thoothukudi on the Bay of Bengal, southern India. The plant is said to be the first […]

Israeli rabbis have approved the practice of polygamy

Israeli rabbis have approved the practice of polygamy to counter what they believe is a demographic threat posed by Arab populations living in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. An expose by Channel 10, an Israeli broadcasting channel, revealed the practice was approved by the rabbinate that has actively encouraged and facilitated polygamy, claiming the practice […]

How the Graffiti Boys ignited the Syrian Revolution

How the Graffiti Boys ignited the Syrian Revolution   January 25, 2014 at 12:51 am | Published in: Article, Middle East Yvonne Ridley January 25, 2014 at 12:51 am 803 SHARES   “Ashaab yureed isqat annidham.” This phrase is ringing in the ears of tyrants and despots around the Arab world and means quite simply that the […]

Bhopal Fake Encounter

After several incriminating videos of the so-called ‘encounter’ (a classic Indian euphemism for cold-blooded, execution-style murder by cops), now come some damning stills! Surely, it is just a coincidence that the killer and the killed are wearing the same sports shoes, same make and colour. Not fishy at all, no? But the big question is: […]

HIV was present in New York in 1970

  The human immunodeficiency virus, which causes AIDS. BSIP/UIG Via Getty Images SHARE Share Tweet Share Email Print Comment A new genetic study confirms theories that the global epidemic of HIV and AIDS started in New York around 1970, and it also clears the name of a gay flight attendant long vilified as being “Patient Zero.” […]

Fats and figures

Fats and figures By Rosamund Urwin | September 11, 2016 Meet the doctor who is changing the way we eat “The focus has been on cholesterol, weight and burning calories—it’s all fatally flawed. The root cause driving heart disease and diabetes is insulin resistance. What drives insulin resistance is a diet that is high in sugar and […]

How to Crash Systemd in a 50 character command

How to Crash Systemd in One Tweet The following command, when run as any user, will crash systemd: NOTIFY_SOCKET=/run/systemd/notify systemd-notify “” After running this command, PID 1 is hung in the pause system call. You can no longer start and stop daemons. inetd-style services no longer accept connections. You cannot cleanly reboot the system. The system feels generally unstable […]