This past Monday, the Los Angeles Times was the first media outlet to report on the 4.7 magnitude tremblor that struck the region. Incredibly, it wasn't a human who wrote the post — but an automated system pre-programmed for the task.
A material that keeps you safe from a Great White chomp is cool enough. But what you're really going to want to watch for here is the willingness of KFMB reporter Jeff Zevely to take a box cutter across his thinly protected veins. [KFMB]
What's blocking your access to accurate scientific information? Often, it's the representatives of research institutions themselves. Today on Embargo Watch, science journalism watchdog Ivan Oransky reports on just one example of how universities try to prevent reporters from getting information about scientific…