A research expedition to Antarctica to study the region’s octopus life has returned with descriptions of four new species, and the first known sub-zero venoms.
“Antarctic octopus venom works at temperatures that would stop other venoms in their tracks,” said biochemist Bryan Fry of the University of Melbourne, who led the expedition.
Should the founder of one of the world’s most important Web sites be spirited away from his home country by the U.S. military? That’s what one so-called “low-level Bush propagandist” advocated on behalf of in Monday’sWashington Post.
Marc Thiessen, a former Bush speechwriter, claimed in aPost op-ed that because Wikileaks has published classified information, they should be considered in violation of the espionage act and taken down using “military assets,” even if that means kidnapping founder Julian Assange from an undisclosed location within the European Union — which would be a violation of international and domestic laws.