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Canadian Sea Shepherd founder arrested in Germany
The Canadian founder of an environmental activist group known for its confrontations with whalers and fishermen has been arrested in Germany for extradition to Costa Rica, where he is wanted for allegedly endangering a fishing boat in 2002, German prosecutors said Monday.

Paul Watson of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society was arrested Sunday at Frankfurt Airport on an international arrest warrant issued by Costa Rica, a spokesman for the local prosecutors’ office said.

“He is alleged to have used a ship to intimidate another vessel and put its crew at risk in 2002,” said the spokesman, Guenter Wittig. (Photos: Sea Shepherd Conservation Societ/AFP/Getty Images; Jeff Christensen/The Canadian Press/AP)


The Hubble’s Top 5 Discoveries

Scientists estimate the Universe to be 13.75 billion years old. They know this from information collected from the Hubble Space Telescope.

That just illuminates how infinitesimally young humans are in relation to not only our own planet, but in comparison to the far reaches of space. 

Here’s a look at some of the Hubble’s other top discoveries.

(That’s a massive black hole above, btw.)

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Crooked and Shady Science

From giving unknowing individuals LSD and syphilis to making a child cry over and over again, sometimes science’s dark side is shocking

Here, we take a look at some of the worst incidents in the name of science.



A picture from my work on 4-21-2011. I helped to organize this Guinness world record event. More than 2,800 people from my company took over a street in South San Francisco, and made a dna helix chain all the way down. Yes, the helix is made entirely of people! This is a helicopter view. Enjoy.


Photos of the day
A crowd of tourists run away as a tidal bore breaks through the dam by the Qiangtang River in Haining, China, Aug. 31, 2011. (AFP/Getty Images)


Daryl Hannah arrested for protesting proposed Canadian oilsands pipeline
Actress Daryl Hannah, famous for her movie roles in Splash and Wall Street, was among dozens of anti-oilsands activists arrested Tuesday at the White House in ongoing “sit in” protests against TransCanada Corp.’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline.

“Stop the Keystone pipeline,” Hannah shouted as she was being handcuffed by SWAT team officers. “No to the Keystone pipeline.” (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)


Photos of the day
Smoke and flame rise from burning oil tankers on the highway near Kolpur village, Pakistan on August 22, 2011. Gunmen set ablaze at least 19 oil tankers carrying fuel for NATO forces in neighbouring Afghanistan, officials said.


stop these riots right now!?