Whatever else may be said, none can argue that it has been a boring run of days in the rarefied air of the Supreme Court. Their redistricting ruling, however, may be the most consequential of all, and that is saying something. It will take a bit of time in the telling to explain why.
Since millions of these mosquitoes have already been released into wild populations using mostly poverty-stricken countries as the guinea pigs, some people want more comprehensive research to be done on the long-lasting ramifications in those areas first - places where the horse has already been let out of the barn, before any more of these "frankenskeeters" are put on the loose.
In 2013, 30 Greenpeace activists from 18 countries were charged with piracy and thrown into the Russian prison system for protesting drilling in the Arctic. Don't Trust Don't Fear Don't Beg, written by Ben Stewart - who spearheaded the campaign to release the "Arctic 30" - tells their story. This excerpt describes the moments before the activists attempted to mount their protest against a Russian drilling platform north of the Arctic Circle.