Murdoch's Bold Move Post-Scandal
Now that Rupert Murdoch's British tabloid News of the World is the subject of an official police investigation over bribery and hacking claims, it has been shut down. Is the move smoke and mirrors?
What's the Latest Development?
Andy Coulson, former editor of Rupert Murdoch's tabloid News of the World and former communications advisor to the British government under David Camron, has been arrested on charges of corruption and intent to intercept communications. The claims stem from investigations conducted by the tabloid newspaper over five years ago when reporters allegedly hacked citizens' telephones and paid the police to keep quiet about it. In response, Murdoch has closed News of the World. Is it an act of reconciliation or a move meant to confound police investigations?
What's the Big Idea?
"James Murdoch may have made the official announcement but his father, Rupert, is almost certainly behind the decision to axe the News of the World. Bold, ruthless and imaginative, the decision has his special hallmark: in a crisis, don't let things drift but do what your opponents least expect and thus wrongfoot them. That was how he killed the Fleet Street unions in 1986, luring them into a strike over job cuts and then, overnight, spiriting his papers away to a new print site at Wapping with the latest technology and new, secretly trained printers. None of his papers missed an issue."
From computer hacking to biohacking, Dave Asprey has embarked on a quest to reverse the aging process.
- As a teenager, founder of Bulletproof, Dave Asprey, began experiencing health issues that typically plague older adults.
- After surrounding himself with anti-aging researchers and scientists, he discovered the tools of biohacking could dramatically change his life and improve his health.
- He's now confident he'll live to at least 180 years old. "It turns out that those tools that make older people young make younger people kick ass," he says.
French newspapers report that the trial hasn't lived up to expectations.
- The French government initially invested in a rural solar roadway in 2016.
- French newspapers report that the trial hasn't lived up to expectations.
- Solar panel "paved" roadways are proving to be inefficient and too expensive.
A new study estimated the untapped potential of wind energy across Europe.
- A new report calculated how much electricity Europe could generate if it built onshore wind farms on all of its exploitable land.
- The results indicated that European onshore wind farms could supply the whole world with electricity from now until 2050.
- Wind farms come with a few complications, but the researchers noted that their study was meant to highlight the untapped potential of the renewable energy source in Europe.