Denial, conflict and mystery at the wild fringes of science and human understanding
The UK's Office of National Statistics threw some estimates together about how much the country spends on drugs and sex to satisfy a European Union requirement, but the whole report is largely guesswork.
We know next to nothing about child abuse in Britain. We don't know how often it happens. We don't know who the victims are. We don't know who the perpetrators are. We are in a state of profound ignorance.
But all the rumors and BS that circulated on tech websites for nearly two years might have been a good thing: It got us talking about science, design, materials, and innovation in ways that we usually don't.