Thursday, June 24, 2021
Nobel or not? — We're contemplating the attention we give to science's biggest prizes. John Timmer - Oct 13, 2019 1:30 pm UTC Enlarge / The tail side of the Jean Dausset's Nobel Medal. Dausset received the prize in 1980.One thing we do regularly at Ars is try out new types of content. We can…
Image copyright AFP Image caption Around 2,000 US troops are believed to be stationed in Syria The Trump administration says US troops are being withdrawn from Syria, after the president said the Islamic State (IS) group had been "defeated".The Pentagon said it was transitioning to the "next phase of the campaign" but did not give…
The White House press secretary was caught on camera battling to allow US media into the meeting between her boss and the North Korean leader. Stephanie Grisham is seen jostling with North Korean security staff, and a voice can be heard saying "I need help". It happened outside the room where Donald Trump and Kim…
Image copyright Reuters Image caption Organisers billed the latest protests as "act two" in a rolling campaign Police in Paris have used tear gas and water cannon to disperse protesters demonstrating for a second weekend against rising fuel prices.Clashes broke out on the Champs-Elysées as protesters tried to get through a police security cordon around…
The Switch has had a pretty successful first 20 months in the US, all things considered. Normalized to average monthly data (for varying data periods), the Switch still performs pretty well. This morning, Nintendo sent out one of its periodic brag-heavy business press releases, this time focusing on a strong start to the US holiday…
(Reuters) - Wall Street was set to open largely unchanged on Monday after last week’s strong gains as investors kept an eye on the economic impact from the coronavirus outbreak and company updates, with people starting to return to work in China. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after…
(Reuters) - Missouri became on Tuesday the first U.S. state to sue the Chinese government over its handling of the coronavirus, saying that China’s response to the outbreak that originated in the city of Wuhan brought devastating economic losses to the state. FILE PHOTO: A shopper lines up to enter a Home Depot building supplies…
LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson returned to work on Monday after recovering from COVID-19 with a warning that it was still too dangerous to relax a stringent lockdown hammering Britain’s economy for fear of a deadly second outbreak. Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks outside 10 Downing Street after recovering from the coronavirus…
MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson needs to make his priority getting a Brexit deal to protect the economy, rather than wooing voters with a political promises, business groups attending the Conservative Party conference said. FILE PHOTO: People walk through the Canary Wharf financial district of London, Britain, December 7, 2018. REUTERS/Simon DawsonLess…
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government was partially shut down early on Saturday in a fierce dispute over President Donald Trump’s demands that Congress assign $5 billion for a wall along the border with Mexico. After failing to strike a budget deal on Friday, congressional leaders and the White House pledged to keep talking through…