Nobel Prize

Summit fever: Trump reaches for big moment with Putin

HELSINKI (AP) — A face-to-face sit-down with a long-feared foe. Endless media hype. Huge ratings.<p>Although President Donald Trump has met with Russia's Vladimir Putin twice before, he is eager to recreate in Finland the heady experience that he had last month with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in …

Donald Trump

An Introduction to Irish Literature in 10 Writers

Having only begun producing fiction in English during the the 18th century, the Irish have come to be recognised as some of the finest and most …

Literature

Why Trump won’t cancel the Putin summit

Despite mainstream media denunciations, Trump’s base loves his taboo style of diplomacy — and is even warming up to the Russian president.<p>President Donald Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin has all the makings of a political disaster.<p>Millions of Americans believe Putin has some …

Donald Trump

Indian couple, including one nun, accused of selling baby at Mother Teresa’s charity for unwed mothers

A nun and another worker at a shelter for unwed mothers run by Mother Teresa’s charity in eastern India have been arrested for allegedly selling a baby, police said.<p>An Indian couple claimed they paid 120,000 rupees, or $1,760, to Anima Indwar, who worked at the shelter run by the Missionaries of …

Selling

How The Show Northern Exposure Changed My Life

I was intrigued by the following Tweet;<p>Many times I've talked about my path of getting to the life I wanted and then figuring out how to make a …

Business

Brexit is reverberating in British literature

TO REACH Blackwater you take the Yarmouth Road out of Norwich, passing housing estates, a shimmering glass business park and a tangle of roundabouts. …

Books

Venkatraman Ramakrishnan: ‘Britain’s reputation has been hurt’

When I joined the Royal Society I never imagined the referendum would go this way. But most scientists live in a bubble<p><b>Brexit hasn’t happened yet but</b> <b>how is the process affecting science?</b><br>There are two answers to this. One is that we’ve heard anecdotal evidence that people are leaving or not wanting …

Science

Beechen Cliff School may close after ‘mock slave auction’

Winter Olympics

Liu Xia: free at last but a hostage-in-exile to Beijing’s crackdown

As hundreds of people gathered in Berlin’s Gethsemane church to remember and celebrate Chinese activist Liu Xiaobo – the writer and Nobel peace prize laureate – on the first anniversary of his death, one slight woman was conspicuous by her absence.<p>His widow, poet Liu Xia, had landed in the German …

China

A Buddhist monk at Salesforce's tech conference showed me a great way to reduce stress

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff is big on meditation.<p>He not only practices “mindfulness” sessions a few times a week, he’s also built meditation rooms in …

Meditation

Apple Developer Academies In Brazil Link With Malala Fund To Create Groundbreaking Apps

Malala Yousafzai is the young Nobel Peace Prize winner whose Malala Fund was set up to help provide secondary education opportunities for girls where it can’t be taken for granted.<p><i>Updated with new details of the Malala Fund connection with Apple and more commentary from Malala Yousafzai.</i><p>Back in …

Malala Yousafzai

China frees the widow of a Nobel peace-prize winner

LIU XIA, the widow of China’s most renowned dissident of the 21st century, Liu Xiaobo, had been facing the grim prospect of commemorating the death a …

China

Empowered by Liu Xia’s release, it is time to redouble the call for others’ freedom in China | Hong Kong Free Press HKFP

Liu Xia, widow of Chinese human rights defender and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, days before the anniversary of her husband’s death, landed …

China

Indian lawmaker says Mother Teresa should be stripped of civilian honour over baby-trafficking scandal

It’s been nearly 40 years since Mother Teresa was conferred India‘s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, but there are growing calls for the …

World News

North Korea’s predictable bait-and-switch

That Nobel Peace Prize that Donald Trump thinks he deserves for his efforts to strike a denuclearization agreement with North Korean dictator Kim …

North Korea

US tariffs make China and Germany allies – until they’re not | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

It has been said that the “enemy of my enemy is my friend”. It is this rationale that propels China and Germany to ally themselves in their common …

China

Miles Franklin Literary Award: A reader's guide to the 2018 shortlist

Now in its 61st year, the Miles Franklin Literary Award continues its focus on Australian fiction's heavy-hitters, with a shortlist that includes two …

Books

featured | Nova podcast + documentary film on physicist Albert Einstein PhD | Kurzweil

— look + listen —<p><i>A film and podcast for the 100th anniversary of physicist Albert Einstein PhD’s legendary math equation: E = mc2 — considered a</i> …

Physics

Cheerful Contrarian: Freeman Dyson’s Letters

FREEMAN DYSON, NOW 94 years old, might be the smartest man alive. Certainly he is among the most adept of our living theoretical physicists and …

Books

Brain Scan Plus Learning Data May Help ID Psychosis Risk

In a recent study, investigators from the University of Missouri discovered that brain scans, coupled with behavioral data, could provide markers for …

Neuroscience

Remember the Prisoners

Yesterday, July 13, marked one year since Liu Xiaobo’s death. It was also Oleg Sentsov’s birthday (his 42nd).<p>Liu Xiaobo was the foremost democracy …

Conservative View

The weird and wonderful world of fish

<b>File-This undated file photo from Oregon State University shows a school of yellow tang off the coast of Hawaii. The waters off the Hawaii’s largest island are home to a half-million brightly-colored tropic fish that are scooped up into nets each year and flown across the globe into aquariums from</b> …

Nobel Prize

A Photographer's Guide to Warsaw's Old Town

Warsaw’s Old Town is a photographer’s dream, from the nooks and crannies of the poky side streets to the perfectly reconstructed walls and buildings. …

European Travel

Harness energy of youth for social transformation: Satyarthi

Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi has spoken of the role of the youth in reforming society and making the world a better place to live …

Royal Family

Chinese Pressure From Beijing to Berlin On Anniversary of Liu Xiaobo’s Death

This week brought both the first anniversary of the death of Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, and the sudden release from house arrest of his widow, …

China

‘Gloria’ at MTC

This production of <i>Gloria</i>, a new play by up-and-coming black American playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, has raised plenty of expectations, not least …

Literature

This App Could Be the Cure for Your Jet Lag

A new app is helping travelers avoid the grogginess that's become a staple of flying cross-country or overseas.<p>If you've ever taken a flight across multiple time zones, you know the feeling. If you travel often for work, it's probably one of your biggest enemies.<p>Ninety-three percent of travelers …

Money

Congressman Takes Daughters To West Wing, Remembers His Childhood Tour

New York Republican congressman Lee Zeldin took his family on a tour of the West Wing on Thursday night, embracing the nostalgia of when he first …

Jewish Culture

‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ Finalists Include JK Rowling, Neil Gaiman, Margaret Atwood

No Nobel? No problem.<p>Because of a sex abuse scandal at the Swedish Academy, no Nobel Prize in Literature will be awarded in 2018.<p>So over 100 Swedes …

Books

The ‘Hot Streak’ Is Real, But It’s Not About Luck

There’s still a lot of mystery as to why and when people have their biggest, most important creative insights. Some new research suggests that within individual careers, the muse’s visits — although somewhat unpredictable — are not completely random.<p>The one part that does appear random is age, said …

Opinion