Until his resignation on October 6, Harold Lewis, a man who has been described as “one of America’s most distinguished physicists,” was a member of the American Physical Society (APS) for 67 years. What could lead Lewis, an emeritus professor of Physics of the University of California, Santa Barbara, to tender his resignation after nearly seven decades of membership in the APS?

California officials confronted with the difficult task of cleaning the smog-filled San Joaquin Valley with limited financial resources have found a solution: asking San Joaquin Valley drivers to pay the $29 million.

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), with the help of UC Berkeley’s Samuelson Clinic, filed a lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to determine the scope of social network surveillance conducted by the agency during the Obama inauguration.

Eric SchmidtGoogle CEO Eric Schmidt recently attracted attention with his strange vision of a technological utopia, which is an odd blend of the unimaginative (cars that can drive themselves) — and the disturbing, as CNET’s Tom Krazit declared: "Schmidt and Google never seem to understand how much they freak some people out when they evangelize a future that de-emphasizes the role of people in their day-to-day lives."

As if the gruesome mini-film put out by the “10:10” Project was not disturbing enough, the group ACT-Responsible produced an equally horrifying advertisement featuring a young girl in a noose. The ad reads, “Climate change, human impact, creative challenge.”