More on Italy’s shameful criminalisation of scientists.
The UK has a wonderful tradition of public health and safety communication campaigns – who can forget the Dark and Lonely Water ad? Oz has produced a wonderful addition to the genre. This animation published by Australian train company, Metro Trains Melbourne, is called Dumb Ways to Die. The animated safety message uses music and dark humour to warn people against behaving recklessly around trains. According to the song, dumb ways to die include using your private parts as piranha bait. Simply sublime.
This well-considered post in today’s Occam’s Corner blog (hosted by The Guardian) strikes a delicate balance between strident retaliation and gracious acceptance of criticism – while still maintaining an overall air of fury. Continue reading
The Guardian continues its coverage of the sentences handed down to seismologists accused of wilfully misleading the public over the the L’Aquila earthquake of 2009.
Seven of Italy’s leading experts on natural disasters have been sentenced to six years each in prison for giving “false assurances” before the 2009 L’Aquila earthquake which killed more than 300 people. Continue reading