Elysium and Futuristic Films About Vanquishing the 1%

Elysium and Futuristic Films About Vanquishing the 1%

     In the recently released film, Elysium, the wealthy live in Newport, Rhode Island mansions on a luxurious satellite called Elysium, while the benighted population of Earth must survive in a global barrio run by street gangs.  These films reflect the feeling of the populace toward 1% in their gated communities, but they also […]

Ancient Protein Linked to Ancestors of All Life

Ancient Protein Linked to Ancestors of All Life

      Proteins resurrected from reconstructions of prototypic forms may have existed in single-celled organisms that are the progenitors of all life. The results of a study of one such protein were reported by Spanish and US scientists in the journal Structure. Through computer analysis, gene sequences in a protein called thioredoxin, sampled from […]

Apple Conspiracy Conviction Awaits Trial for Damages

Apple Conspiracy Conviction Awaits Trial for Damages

Apple conspired with other major publishers to control prices so as to undermine Amazon.com. That was the position of the Justice Department in U.S. v. Apple Inc., a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in April of 2012.  The allegations were that Apple joined with other five […]

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