French checking out one of their scientists for terrorist friends

By Incorrect Author 16 October 2009

A French court has put a physicist working at CERN in Switzerland under formal investigation for suspected “conspiracy with a terrorist enterprise”. An official identified him as Adlène Hicheur, a French physicist born in Algeria. Hicheur and his brother were arrested in Vienne, France, on suspicion of contacts with an individual in the Islamic Maghreb, a Sunni extremist group in Algeria affiliated with al-Qaeda. While Hicheur has not been charged with a crime, there are allegedly incriminating emails and other communications. Under French law, a person in a terrorism case can be held under “provisional detention” with no time limit. Hicheur is part of a 49-member team from the Laboratory for High Energy Physics at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne that is working on one experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider.



Victim, villain or pawn: Why Eskom ‘whistle-blower’ Suzanne Daniels was fired

By Jessica Bezuidenhout

Magenta has no physical wavelength. It thus does not "exist" strictly speaking. Rather our brains are telling us that we are seeing "not green".