Researcher soars to second most popular job for Japanese boys

Jan 6, 2017

Researcher soars to second most popular job for Japanese boys

Researcher is now the second most popular job among Japanese boys, a nationwide survey of 1,100 elementary school and preschool children said Friday. Soccer player remained the top job for the seventh consecutive year, followed by police officer or detective, according to the annual ...

Dec 19, 2016

Norway and China normalize ties after Nobel Peace Prize flap

Norway and China on Monday normalized diplomatic and political ties that were frozen since 2010 when Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Norwegian Foreign Minister Boerge Brende said the two countries would immediately resume negotiations on a free trade deal. ...

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 ...

Nobel laureate Ohsumi wins Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Dec 5, 2016

Nobel laureate Ohsumi wins Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Japanese scientist Yoshinori Ohsumi, winner of this year’s Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine, has been awarded the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, the prize foundation said Monday. The Breakthrough Prize Foundation, launched by the founders of companies including Facebook Inc. and Google Inc., ...

Dylan accepts Nobel, says it left him 'speechless'

Oct 29, 2016

Dylan accepts Nobel, says it left him 'speechless'

Bob Dylan has finally accepted his Nobel Prize for literature, the Swedish Academy that awards it said Friday, breaking his silence on the win, which he said had left him “speechless.” Asked “if I accept the prize,” he answered “Of course,” the U.S. singer-songwriter ...