Though nuclear power still has a strong foothold in Asia, anti-nuclear sentiment and protest are growing from Mongolia to South Korea to Taiwan and even - in modest ways - in China.
The northern lights show was sparked by an intense solar flare that erupted from the sun, unleashing a wave of charged particles and triggering the strongest solar radiation storm since 2005.
Eleven films are finalists for the Cinema Eye Honor for Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking for 2012, with the films coming from six different countries. What will make the cut when the finalists are narrowed down to five on Oct. 26?
10/14/2011 05:34 pm
Gap Inc.,the clothing retailer that runs the Gap, Old Navy, and Banana Republic retail chains, announced Thursday that it would be closing 189 Gap locations across North America by the end of 2013. At the same time, Gap is expanding its footprint overseas, opening a flagship store in Hong Kong and tripling its locations in China from 15 to 45. With Gap gradually taking its business elsewhere, which retailer will step in as the new go-to for the American shopper? Here are a few contenders:
10/14/2011 04:15 pm
Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer has been awarded the Nobel Prize for literature with poetry that "gives us fresh access to reality."
10/06/2011 10:02 am
Scientists thought they knew all about the structure of crystals until Daniel Shechtman discovered quasicrystals. The find reinvigorated the field and has won him the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
10/05/2011 02:48 pm
Three astronomers will share the Nobel prize in physics, for their finding that the universe's post-Big Bang expansion is neither slowing nor retreating, but is speeding up.
10/04/2011 02:01 pm
Three Americans won the $1.5 million Nobel Prize of physics for research showing that the expansion of the universe is speeding up.The prize will be split by Saul Perlmutter, Brian Schmidt, and Adam Riess.
10/04/2011 10:23 am
The 2011 Nobel Prize in medicine was awarded Monday to scientists in the US and France for uncovering triggers that activate an organism's immune system. One recipient died just days before the announcement.
10/03/2011 01:55 pm
Author and journalist Karin Alfredsson founded 'Cause of Death: Woman' to investigate the worldwide epidemic of violent acts against women
09/19/2011 10:57 am