Golden Globes sing for 'La La Land,' but Trump has spotlight

Jan 9, 2017

Golden Globes sing for 'La La Land,' but Trump has spotlight

“La La Land” steamrolled, “Moonlight” swooped in at the last minute and Meryl Streep offered an impassioned rebuke to President-elect Donald Trump at a schizophrenic Golden Globes that pivoted between heartfelt moments of protest and old-fashioned song and dance Damien Chazelle’s bright-hued Los Angeles ...

Dec 20, 2016

'Surreal' declared Merriam-Webster's 2016 word of the year

In a word, 2016 was “surreal.” Surreal, meaning “marked by the intense irrational reality of a dream” was looked up so much by online users that Merriam-Webster on Monday dubbed it the 2016 word of the year. Surreal joined the Oxford English Dictionary’s “post-truth” ...

Dec 14, 2016

Australian word of the year is 'democracy sausage'

If you have ever struggled to decipher Australian English slang, then you may be baffled by “democracy sausage,” the word of the year Down Under. The Australian National Dictionary Centre defined it Wednesday as a sausage served on bread and bought at a polling ...

Nobel laureate Ohsumi urges youth to ask fundamental questions

Dec 8, 2016

Nobel laureate Ohsumi urges youth to ask fundamental questions

Japanese scientist Yoshinori Ohsumi, who won this year’s Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for his study on cell recycling, encouraged young people Wednesday to pursue fundamental questions, however “naive” they may appear. The 71-year-old honorary professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology made ...