Posts Tagged ‘evidence’

Swedish decision to drop rape probe due to no strong evidence comes too late to help Assange

Swedish prosecutors today announced they were closing their nearly 10-year-old sexual-misconduct investigation of Julian Assange. The reason? The “evidence has weakened considerably due to the long period of time that has elapsed since the events in question.” However, the prosecutor tendentiously added, “the complaint was credible” but that corroborating evidence was not strong enough to […]

BEST OF THE WEB: The OPCW and Douma: Chemical weapons watchdog accused of evidence-tampering by its own inspectors

   Claims that President Bashar al-Assad’s forces have used chemical weapons are almost as old as the Syrian civil war itself. They have produced strong reactions, and none more so than in the case of the alleged attack in April last year on the opposition-controlled area of Douma near Damascus in which 43 people are […]

Scientists Say New Evidence of Spherical Universe is a “Cosmological Crisis”

(TMU) — The shape of the universe has been a hotly debated open question in physics and cosmology for a long time. Based on Einstein’s theory of General Relativity and measurements of the “critical density” of the universe, most scientists have maintained that the universe is essentially flat—with no curvature—expanding infinitely out into nothing. A […]