Shadrach in the Furnace by Robert Silverberg (Italian edition)

Robert Silverberg’s novel “Shadrach in the Furnace” was published for the first time in 1976. This novel is set in 2012 in a world united under a dictatorship led by Genghis II Mao IV Khan, who established his capital city in Ulan Bator.

During the week end the Davis Cup 2010 Final was played in Belgrade. The hosting team was favorite also because of the injuries issue that forced French captain Guy Forget to take difficult decisions about the players that would play.

On Friday, December 3, in my region there was the switch off with the move to digital terrestrial television. In Italy the various regions, sometimes provinces on their own, have been switching to DTT during this year, my region is one of the last to do it.

The bacterium GFAJ-1 grown in arsenic

The news already leaked out and last night NASA confirmed it: a group of researchers who were conducting tests in Mono Lake, a California lake with a harsh environment, found a microorganism capable of thriving in an environment full of arsenic.