A Turkish astrophysicist faces two years of jail for forbidding access to a university building to a student wearing a headscarf. On Thursday, Ankara’s Supreme Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s verdict against Esat Rennan Pekünlü, an astronomer at Ege University in Izmir.
2. Man in Jetpack suit flies along side B17 bomber. (Those with vertigo may not want to watch)
Disillusioned by the Islamist twist that the “revolution” in Syria has taken, exhausted after more than two years of conflict and feeling that they are losing, growing numbers of rebels are signing up to a negotiated amnesty offered by the Assad regime.
4. A spy plane equipped with a thermal imaging camera has found that more than 6,000 outbuildings in one town in the UK could be ‘beds in sheds’ converted by rogue landlords.
5. This is a subtle and complex story from the UK. But I think it reveals a lot that is wrong with governments relationship with information technology. This is not the usual post for this site other than perhaps being related to the NSA revelations in a way. But for those interested in law and technology etc. this deserves a read.
6. Iran: “Armageddon at hand, prepare for war” -Reza Khalilli
7. Just a great picture.