Today in Science
More than 140 world leaders including U.S. President Barack Obama and Xi Jinping of China are gathering in Paris for France’s biggest diplomatic event since 1948, striving to reach the first truly global deal to curb greenhouse gases.
Norway named central bank executive board member Egil Matsen as deputy governor in charge of overseeing its $860 billion wealth fund.
Pope Francis urged world leaders preparing to meet at a United Nations conference on climate change to agree an accord that transforms current development models and focuses on the need to adopt low-carbon energy systems.
Steve Martin, whose many credits include the science-fiction comedy "The Man With Two Brains," said what he likes most at the American Museum of Natural History is "sperm." The sperm whale, that is.
Ahmet Aslan was enjoying a peaceful night outside his house on Sept. 2 when a shooting star lit up the skies. Ever since, his village in southeast Turkey has been turned upside down.
The New Space Race
Piper Jaffray Cos., the securities firm founded in 1895, hired Deutsche Bank AG’s Keith Anderson as managing director in the health-care investment banking group.
VPS Healthcare LLC said it decided not to make a formal offer for Al Noor Hospitals Group Plc, leaving Mediclinic International Ltd. as the last company in the race to take over the Abu Dhabi-based health-care provider.
U.S. stocks fell as consumer and health-care companies pared their monthly gains and investors prepared for policy decisions from central banks while awaiting a slew of economic data this week.
Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. is forming a partnership with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. to sell generic drugs and certain off-patent medicines in Japan, seeking to expand jointly in the Asian country as the government pushes for use of more affordable treatments.
China’s iKang Healthcare Group Inc. received a preliminary $1.5 billion acquisition offer from an investor group that includes its main rival, setting the stage for a face-off with the company’s chairman who earlier this year made a bid to take the health-care service provider private.