Jason Abbott

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The Lady finally breaks silence on Myanmar’s ethnic violence—will ideals or politics win out?

Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi has been conspicuously quiet during Myanmar’s worsening ethnic crisis, as violent Buddhist-on-Muslim riots killed hundreds of people, the country’s Rohingya Muslims were forced into refugee camps, and Buddhist families from Bangladesh were resettled in the …

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Nasa chief Bolden says agency can go where no man has gone before: Mars

If the prospect of spending a thousand days up to 140 million miles away from the Earth was not enough of a deterrent, killer radiation levels and …

X-51A WaveRider hypersonic missile successfully hits Mach 5.1 in final test

In its fourth and final test, the X-51A WaveRider pulled off three and a half minutes of flight under the power of its supersonic combustion ramjet (Scramjet), the longest such flight ever. The WaveRider, developed by Boeing, DARPA, and the Air Force, is designed to test the feasibility of …

Sir Martin Rees on Star Trek: 'How post-humans could colonise other worlds'

Will we ever be able to cross the universe with the ease of the Enterprise? Astronomer Royal Martin Rees explores the science behind the fiction<p>The best <b>science</b> fiction, from H G Wells onwards, can nourish everyone’s imagination. It can widen the perspective of astronomers too – that strange breed …

China's territorial assertiveness worries rest of Asia

It was portrayed as an innocent trip by tourists looking to soak up the rays on a sandy island in the South China Sea. One hundred Chinese left port on Sunday for what was advertised as a three-night cruise – including time on the untouched white beaches of the "Xisha Islands."<p>But to Vietnam, the …

Burma: Democracy veteran Win Tin warns of dark times ahead

<i>As the Burmese new year begins, democracy veteran U Win Tin warns that its transition is being threatened by dark forces as Aung San Suu Kyi</i> …

We Should All Be Ashamed by Our Silence Over the Genocide in Burma

A terrible injustice continues in Myanmar, a land that held such bright promise of democracy when Aung San Suu Kyi won the Nobel Peace Prize and the grip of the generals seemed to have eased, bringing hope to its beleaguered people.<p>Tragically however, the end of military oppression has seen a …