On January 17 1803, a young man named George Forster was hanged for murder at Newgate prison in London. After his execution, as often happened, his body was carried ceremoniously across the city to the Royal College of Surgeons, where it would be publicly dissected. What actually happened was rather more shocking than simple dissection though. Forster was going to be electrified. The experiments were to be carried out by the Italian natural philosopher Giovanni Aldini, the nephew of Luigi Galvani, who discovered “animal electricity” in 1780, and for whom the field of galvanism is named. With Forster on the… This story continues at The Next Web
KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 17): Malaysia’s Attorney-General Tommy Thomas said criminal charges were filed against Goldman Sachs and others today as they had broken laws that were “at the heart of the capital markets”, when they sold three bonds totalling US$6.5 billion for 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).
“The charges arise from the commission and abetment of false or misleading statements by all the accused in order to dishonestly misappropriate US$2.7 billion from the proceeds of three bonds issued by the subsidiaries of 1MDB,” Thomas said in a statement.