Dispatches

2019-03-03 05:12:06

DOOMSDAY UNDER WRAPS “Ignorance for the populace is bliss.” Those six words caused a blazing row at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Denver last week, when the US government’s scientific adviser Geoffrey Sommer was quoted as saying that the public should not be told of the impending impact of a large asteroid if nothing could be done about it. Critics reacted with scorn, saying everything should be done to try to ensure that humans survive. CYBER WARFARE If the US comes under “cyber attack” from another country or terrorist organisation,