New Mexico Officer in Van Shooting Is Fired – ABC News.
No big surprise. Shooting at a van, knowing that kids are onboard, is not good policy. It looked like he was aiming at the tires, no windows broken or body damage, but still a very bad idea.
Ukraine’s capital hit by mass anti-govt protest – Yahoo News.
“KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — An opposition leader says a million people have showed up for a rally in the center of Kiev — the biggest protest since Ukraine’s pro-democracy Orange Revolution in 2004.”
Cuba reforms seen as changing ideals, values – Yahoo News.
“But as more and more islanders go into business for themselves under President Raul Castro’s economic reforms, the ethos of capitalism is increasingly seeping into Cuban daily life, often in stark conflict with fundamental tenets of the Cuban Revolution.
These days it seems there’s a mom-and-pop snack shop or pirate DVD stand on every other block in parts of Havana. The chants of cart-pushing vendors echo through residential streets. Farmers line up before dawn at an open-air market to jockey for the best spot to sell their produce. After decades of being urged to report any black market activity in their neighborhoods, some Cubans now find themselves looking at their neighbors’ legal businesses and worrying that they’re falling behind”
Peter Higgs: I wouldn’t be productive enough for today’s academic system | Science | The Guardian.
“Peter Higgs, the British physicist who gave his name to the Higgs boson, believes no university would employ him in today’s academic system because he would not be considered “productive” enough.
The emeritus professor at Edinburgh University, who says he has never sent an email, browsed the internet or even made a mobile phone call, published fewer than 10 papers after his groundbreaking work, which identified the mechanism by which subatomic material acquires mass, was published in 1964.”
Chang’e-3 enters lunar orbit – Xinhua | English.news.cn.
BEIJING, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) — China’s Chang’e-3 probe entered a circular lunar orbit at 5:53 p.m. Friday Beijing Time, after about 112 hours on a Earth-Moon transfer orbit, the Beijing Aerospace Control Center (BACC) said.