It's fitting that that our next story comes from the country which sentenced Galileo to house arrest for life after he proved that the earth revolves around the sun.
Now it would appear Italy is once again getting the science wrong. Yesterday an Italian court sentenced six scientists and a government bureaucrat to six years in jail on manslaughter charges for failing to predict a 2009 earthquake. The quake devastated the small city of L'Aquila and killed more than 300 people.
David Roepik, a risk assessment expert from Harvard, talks about the verdict.