Doomsday Clock stays at 'not good news' 3 minutes till midnight

Jan 27, 2016

Doomsday Clock stays at 'not good news' 3 minutes till midnight

Nuclear threats and climate change pose strong threats to the planet and a symbolic Doomsday Clock will stay at three minutes to midnight, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists said Tuesday. The clock serves as a metaphor for how close humanity is to destroying ...

Top U.S. astronomer quits over sexual harassment scandal

Oct 15, 2015

Top U.S. astronomer quits over sexual harassment scandal

A renowned U.S. astronomer accused of repeated sexual harassment has resigned from his post at a California university that had been criticized for treating him too leniently. In a statement issued Wednesday, the University of California, Berkeley confirmed that professor Geoff Marcy had quit, ...

German Nobelist Gunter Grass dies at 87

Apr 14, 2015

German Nobelist Gunter Grass dies at 87

Germany’s Nobel-winning author, Gunter Grass, who acted as a moral compass for many in the postwar nation but later provoked criticism over his own World War II past, died Monday aged 87, his publishers said. The writer, one of Germany’s most influential if controversial ...

Mar 26, 2015

Two Japanese professors awarded esteemed medical research prize

Two Japanese professors will be awarded the 2015 Canada Gairdner International Awards, an esteemed medical research prize considered to be a good predictor of future Nobel Prize winners, the Gairdner Foundation said Wednesday. The two are Yoshinori Osumi, a 70-year-old honorary professor at Tokyo ...