By now, you’ve probably all heard about the six Italian seismologists who were convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to six-year jail terms (under appeal). Here are two articles – one from The New York Times and the other from the New Scientist – that go into much detail about the case and what the verdict might mean. What do you think? Should scientists be held accountable for providing incomplete information or perceived neglect ? And what do you think the verdict will mean to scientists working the field of natural disasters worldwide? Your thoughts?