While Americans in the nearby city of Detroit face life in third world conditions, unable to even afford running water,  the state of Michigan decided to direct its resources towards cracking down on a small food co-op in Standish for having the utter audacity to provide milk, butter, cream and eggs to people who bought shares in the organic dairy.
Lincoln Laboratory spinout is commercializing the first direct-diode laser bright enough to cut and weld metal.
(July 2014): "Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit looks inside the shadowy world of FBI informants and
counterterrorism sting operations" (& FBI-concocted plots)...
*Wow -- also must see multimedia report =>
http://webapps.aljazeera.net/aje/custom/2014/fbiinformants/index.html

The University of Wisconsin-Madison will simulate a terrorist bombing at Camp Randall Stadium early Thursday — complete with explosive sound effects, billowing smoke and pretend victims — to test its emergency preparedness plan involving everyone from police and fire squads to hospital emergency departments and the FBI.

Another hard-to-imagine health threat at UW-Madison that wasn't on the general public's radar until recently also has an elaborate preparedness plan: the unlikely event that a potentially deadly virus accidentally escapes or is stolen from a UW research lab.
Soil deep in a crater dating to some 3.7 billion years ago contains evidence that Mars was once much warmer and wetter, says University of Oregon geologist Gregory Retallack, based on images and data captured by the rover Curiosity.
intrepid investigative journalist (re: shady Big Pharma/pandemics/eugenics), Jane Burgermeister:
"On April 3rd, I first phoned & emailed WHO (World Health Org.) media coordinator Glenn Thomas concerning
the (recently-hyped) 'Ebola outbreak'...
*please note (recommend) -- it's worth scrolling through Jane Burgermeister's
entire website for significant news (especially her recent posts, Spring 2014)
^ many 'smoking guns'...

(covert contraception) ..."the Fluarix swine flu vaccine manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline -- or any of the
other flu vaccines which contain ingredient Polysorbate 80 (also known as 'Tween 80') -- has been found to cause infertility,
according to numerous medical research studies"...
> By the way, controversial Gardasil (HPV) vaccine also contains Polysorbate 80. (see link) =>
http://drtenpenny.com/gardasil/