News 1 July 2009

"Fish do very well in the seas without eating cows"

Robert Friedland at the University of Louisville in Kentucky, who is concerned about the possibility of people contracting Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease from eating farmed fish that are fed by-products rendered from cows (Reuters, 26 June)

Opinion 27 May 2009

Viewfinder: Opinions from around the world

"It's a savant, smart about a few things but profoundly ignorant about large swaths of human knowledge." Farhad Manjoo in Slate on his experience with Wolfram Alpha, the "knowledge engine" designed to beat Google at its own game "If the world goes crazy for a lovely fossil, that's fine with me. But if that fossil …