How to Stump the FBI
The FBI admits it failed to heed a tip that Nikolas Cruz, who killed seventeen people at a Florida school in February, had access to guns, a "desire to kill and possible plans for an attack. The agency also knew about a YouTube comment posted last year by "Nikolas Cruz" which proclaimed, "I'm going to be a professional school shooter." According to an Associated Press account, "The FBI investigated the remark but did not determine who made it."
Anals [sic] of Recycling
A NASA-funded study at Penn State University has developed a system for turning human waste into an edible product that could feed space crews on long missions. "How would it be for the astronauts?" asks study coauthor Christopher House, a professor of geosciences. "It doesn't sound that great."
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte recently advised soldiers to shoot female anti-government rebels in their genitals, saying this would render them "useless." This drew no rebuke from President Trump, who has praised Duterte for doing "an unbelievable job" combating drug trafficking, including summary executions of thousands of suspected dealers.
Where Blame Is Due
Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of Poland's ruling party, insists a new law making it a crime to accuse Poles of complicity in the Holocaust is "being interpreted totally wrong." He says it penalizes blaming Poland as a nation but not "someone who says that somewhere, in some village, some place, a Jewish family or one Jewish person was murdered." About six million Poles, half of them Jewish, were killed during the Nazi occupation.
Since his election, Donald Trump has made...