August 2009

Friday, 28 August 2009

New planet hints we’re very lucky—or our models are wrong

Ars Technica: “Because of the methods we use to identify extrasolar planets that orbit distant stars, our collection of known planets is biased towards what have been termed hot Jupiters, heavy planets orbiting close to their host stars. ”


Sunday, 23 August 2009

Foreigners Attending US Grad Schools Way Down: Wake Up, Xenophobes

TechCrunch: “If America won’t allow a PhD just trained in our top schools to work here and contribute to the economy—why come here and take on the student loans to begin with?”


Saturday, 22 August 2009

Besieged by attacks, AT&T dumps celebrity hacker

The Register: “No doubt, the companies are free to choose who they count as customers. But in asking Mitnick to take his business elsewhere, they seem to be making the tacit admission that they are unable to secure the accounts of users whose only fault is being a high-profile target.”