Yulia Nelyubina is an internationally recognized chemist at the Russian Academy of Sciences. An overhaul of the academy pushed through by President Vladimir Putin may leave her homeless and further damage the country’s already bruised science establishment.
Pieces of barbed wire. A tattered dress, patched in so many places that it is more patch than dress. A homemade lamp cobbled together out of a tin can. A padded jacket to protect against Siberian winds.
Chris Bishop paces as he beams the world’s biggest laser at a peppercorn-sized fuel pellet, a crucial step toward fusing hydrogen atoms to replicate the explosive power of the sun, stars and thermonuclear weapons.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin faced more mass protests today over alleged election fraud as former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin warned of a “revolution” unless the government assuages popular anger.
When Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi collects her Nobel Peace Prize this week, 21 years after winning it, she will send a message that human-rights struggles pay off, said Nobel Committee head Thorbjoern Jagland.