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
A blend of diced celery and onions used to make Costco Wholesale Corp. rotisserie chicken salad is the likely cause of an E. coli outbreak that has sickened at least 19 people in seven states, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The marriage of two of the biggest U.S. drugmakers is not without consequences for the rest of the health-care supply chain, particularly for the firms that handle their outsourced research and development work.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index closed little changed for a fourth straight day amid declines in energy and Walt Disney Co. shares, while a gauge of small-cap stocks posted its longest winning streak in eight months.
European stock-index futures retreated as investors assessed gains after equities advanced to a three-month high on speculation of further central bank stimulus.
A United Nations probe into a deadly mine spill in Brazil said waste from a burst dam was toxic and steps taken by BHP Billiton Ltd. and Vale SA to prevent harm weren’t sufficient. The companies’ joint venture Samarco Mineracao SA said there’s no danger to human health. BHP shares fell.