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The Spy Who Turned His Family In, Dies

An American spy who passed nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union in one of the most high-profile espionage scandals of the Cold War, has died. 489 more words


Edward R. Murrow: Class and Courage

In my early days of discovering journalism, I watched a movie that would change my perspective of television news anchors forever. That movie was Good Night, and Good Luck… 548 more words


The Peer Review Crisis in Science Publishing

The peer review system is broken. Every working scientist who submits grant proposals and publishes papers knows it. Of my 350 or so papers spanning 32 years of scientific career, I can recall at most a dozen occasions where I sincerely felt compelled to thank the referee for his/her helpful and illuminating comments. 210 more words

Ariel Fernandez

- Fahrenheit 451 -

Finished reading “Fahrenheit 451″ by Ray Bradbury, it was a very intense story of a man’s path to search for enlightenment through books. I didn’t manage to get much sleep, since I have been staying up reading like crazy. 109 more words

Books & Songs


“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves,”

From Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar: Edward R. Murrow understood this quote while McCarthy ignored it all together. 666 more words

500 Words A Day

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Someone, somewhere, must have written about the following aspect of Invasion of the Body Snatchers. It is a big world out there and considering how many nerds/geeks have access to computers it’s almost inconceivable that no one walked this path before. 809 more words

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