What is the deal with the legal system in Italy? A new ruling by the Italian Supreme Court has found, despite the lack of credible scientific evidence or even a plausible mechanism, that cell phones cause brain tumors.
The last time we mentioned Italian courts on this blog, it was in discussing the attempt to prosecute seismologists who failed to predict an unpredictable earthquake. And of course, there was the famous trial of the scientist (and pioneer of the modern scientific method) who had the audacity to argue that the Earth is not the center of the universe - Galileo Galilei.
It's a good thing half of CERN is in Italy. At least that offsets their silly science track record a good bit.