about two years ago the Collider articles at the NYTimes stopped mentioning dissidents at all, and the rest of the science section lost quality as if the editor was getting kickbacks.
He points to an interesting 28 September 2008 article he wrote. Scientists are trying to create a mini Black Hole being fascinated on what it might look like. It is worth reading in full, but let me quote a few passages here.
... certain scientists like Otto Rössler are scared it may get out of control and consume the earth... gene spicing [sic] insecticide into plants would kill off all insects, and might even poison mammals. Maybe this is what is killing the bees... Let’s stop being sheep and cows and march on our UN and demand that our United Nations stand up for us all for a change. We can have a sit-in if need be... With 9/11, I know the government could have seized construction secrets, which would explain no good picture of the Pentagon crash. Since few people strangely died on the ground at the Pentagon...
Be sure also to read the six comments, four of which are from Richard himself. In one of them he suggests a novel approach to black hole risk containment:
I have a compromise, concerning creating a Black Hole. How about a vacuum chamber inside a vacuum chamber. And the outer vacuum chamber covered by a hard ball. And a rocket ship placed on top on the ground to send it off into space if the miniature Black Hole turned out to be stable not just a fleeting moment.