Hunter and hunted: Where are they now?

| Dec 5, 2015

Hunter and hunted: Where are they now?

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The mutilations are frightful — dog, cat, rabbit and pigeon corpses missing heads, tails, limbs, ears. Weekly Playboy magazine reports nearly 40 sightings in the past four months in the Kanto region alone. Who’s out there doing these things? With what thoughts in mind? ...

Oct 30, 2015

Waseda to strip biologist Obokata of doctorate

Waseda University in Tokyo is set to revoke the doctoral degree of Haruko Obokata, the biologist who rocked the scientific community by fabricating data during highly touted research on stem cells, sources familiar with the matter said Friday. The former Riken researcher was last ...

Mar 17, 2015

Riken won't sue Obokata over STAP cell scandal

Riken has decided not to file a criminal complaint against Haruko Obokata, a former researcher at the government-affiliated research institute, over the high-profile STAP cell research scandal. Riken is expected to make a formal decision by the end of this month after approval from ...

Mar 7, 2015

Nobel laureate Noyori to resign as Riken head

Nobel laureate Ryoji Noyori, head of the Riken institute, intends to step down after a difficult year caused by last year’s botched stem cell study, sources close to the matter said. Noyori, 76, won the 2001 Nobel Prize in chemistry and has been president ...