Journalists subpoenaed in Pink Slime maker’s lawsuit against news organizations

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The beef product known as pink slime or lean finely textured beef is frozen on large drums as part of the manufacturing process at the Beef Products Inc. plant in South Sioux City, Nebraska March 29, 2012.  [Reuters]

The beef product known as pink slime or lean finely textured beef is frozen on large drums as part of the manufacturing process at the Beef Products Inc. plant in South Sioux City, Nebraska March 29, 2012. [Reuters]

At least four reporters have been ordered to turn over documents to attorneys representing America’s largest “pink slime” producer, Beef Products Inc, in a $1.2-billion defamation lawsuit against ABC News and other news organizations.

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The 1944 science fiction story that predicted the atomic bomb

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In 1944, fully a year before the first successful nuclear test, Astounding Science Fiction magazine published a remarkably detailed description of an atomic bomb in a story called Deadline. The story, by the otherwise undistinguished author Cleve Cartmill, sent military intelligence racing to discover the source of his information — and his motives for publishing it. Read the rest

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