Category archives for War

Five Dinners with President Ahmadinejad

Dr. Jim Walsh     The imagination reels.  Five dinners with Iran’s President Ahmadinejad.  What would you discuss?  What would be your top questions? MIT alumnus Dr. Jim Walsh did just that, and will report to us via an interview on Monday, June 4 via a live chat.  From the announcement: My Five Dinners with…

Global Hunger Games

Hunger Games – World Food Programme. Hunger Games portrays a grim future in which the “bottom 99%” must ration their food to reduce the chance that their children will be sent as “tributes” to compete in a game to the death. But – What if, together, we can identify thousands of new paths out of…

Why Israelis Love Iranians

How could Israelis love Iranians? This compelling video points a simple truth: how can you hate someone you don’t know? Could this be a game changer?

New Anthrax Scare in Pakistan

Color-enhanced scanning electron micrograph shows splenic tissue from a monkey with inhalational anthrax; featured are rod-shaped bacilli (yellow) and an erythrocyte (red) Credit: Arthur Friedlander A university professor has allegedly mailed anthrax to the Pakistani prime minister’s office in October, accoding to today’s The New York Times. Could this be the beginning of a new…

Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu and Palestine’s President Abbas gave back to back speeches last Friday at the United Nations General Assembly, a highly controversial event with Palestine’s bid for formal recognition. As a scientist, such matters are far too complex for me, as they are embedded with layers of subtlety and inscrutable politics. I am…

Anders Behring Breivik is an admitted mass murderer of the victtims at Oslo, providing some answers. He referred to his own crimes as “atrocious” but “necessary.” More than 92 people are dead because of his actions. Most media coverage has focused on the terrorist, the mass murderer, the anti-Islamist and far right fundamentalist Christian. No…

Profile of Arrested Oslo Terrorist

Hours after the terrible deaths in Oslo, police arrested a 32 year old man, Anders Behring Breivik, suspected for the crimes, described as “Nationalist, Anti-Islamic, Anti-Multiculturalism, liked and plays World of Warcraft.”

Detonate a Love Grenade

Love can be explosive. This may be a bit much, or it may be just right.

Credit: MIT International Review Did undergraduate students pinpoint Bin Laden in 2009? A paper published in the MIT International Review indicates that they might have.

Source. In a rare late night statement in the East Room of The White House Sunday, President Obama announced that Bin Laden is dead. This historic announcement raises more than questions than answers.