A.M. Links: U.S-Israeli Malware Mapped Iran Computer Networks, U.N. Wants Accountability on U.S. Drone Strikes, Quantum Physics' Standard Model in Question
Malware developed by the United States and Israel has mapped Iran's computer networks in preparation for a cyber-attack aimed at slowing its progress in developing a nuclear weapon, according to a report in the Washington Post.
- The United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions wants the U.S. government to "clarify the procedures in place to ensure that any targeted killing complies with international humanitarian law and human rights and indicate the measures or strategies applied to prevent casualties, as well as the measures in place to provide prompt, thorough, effective and independent public investigation of alleged violations." Someone forgot to tell him the program is a secret, dude, plus the president has a peace prize.
- Hosni Mubarak is now on life support. Unrest continues as Egypt awaits a new president; both candidates on the ballot this weekend claim they won 52% of the vote while the military has taken more legislative power via decree.
- Nidal Hasan, the Army major on trial for the shooting rampage at Ford Hood in November 2009, has been told by a judge he cannot attend his hearing until he cuts his beard. Major Hasan's attorney says the beard was a "deeply sincere" expression of faith and that Hasan had a premonition he would die, but it is against army policy. The government has not classified the shooting at Fort Hood, the deadliest shooting to take place on a U.S. military base, a terrorist attack.
- Your theory is crazy. A new experiment on the process of B to D-star-tau-nu yielded data that doesn't seem to fit into the Standard Model.
- Archaeologists say they may have found the remains of John the Baptist in Bulgaria, even though there's no way to tell for sure.
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