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Sci-Fi

Submission + - Wookie Impersonator Arrested for Battery

Blighten writes: "'LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man dressed as Chewbacca was arrested after police said the street performer head-butted a tour guide operator in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood... [The] impersonator was "harassing and touching tourists" in violation of city law.' NYT

It goes without saying that 'touching' people can be considered harassment. But, with the Force becoming a growing religion, what prevents someone claiming this action as a religious protest?"
Biotech

Submission + - Killer bird flu invades England, wipes out turkeys

An anonymous reader writes: An outbreak of bird flu on a farm run by Europe's biggest turkey manufacturer Bernard Matthews is the highly pathogenic H5N1 version of the virus which can kill humans. It's a surprise because bird are not migrating now, in the middle of winter. So how did the virus get into the turkey sheds?

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