Scientists Convicted of Manslaughter for Failing to Predict Italian Quake

Giustino Parisse knelt by his children's beds, trying to relax them. They had been jolted awake by a small earthquake near the picturesque Italian town of L'Aquila. He told them that scientists and local officials had appeared on TV, saying there was nothing to worry about. So, on their advice, he soothed his children to sleep. Later that night, a much more powerful earthquake hit his town. His house collapsed. Both of his children died. "They gave the impression to the outside world that...Full Story
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