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Oldest Man In History Dies In Kyoto, Japan At 116

Oldest Man In History Dies In Kyoto, Japan At 116

The world’s oldest living man, Jiroemon Kimura, died early Wednesday morning in Kyoto, Japan. He was 116 years old.

HKUST Retains Lead In QS University Rankings: Asia 2013

HKUST Retains Lead In QS University Rankings: Asia 2013

The QS University Rankings: Asia 2013 rankings was released this week by Quacquarelli Symonds.

India’s Neutrino Project Sparks Earthquake Worry

India’s Neutrino Project Sparks Earthquake Worry

Scientists say that tunneling for India’s neutrino lab – the biggest underground particle physics laboratory in the world – will not trigger quakes in the Western Ghats.

Fukushima Radiation Poses No Immediate Health Risks: UN Science Panel

Fukushima Radiation Poses No Immediate Health Risks: UN Science Panel

Radiation exposure from the Fukushima nuclear accident is unlikely to result in future health problems, according to a new scientific report by the UN.

Australia-China Joint Water Research Center Launched In Beijing

Australia-China Joint Water Research Center Launched In Beijing

A new joint research center between Australia and China will address water resources management issues faced by both countries.

ISRO Launches Ground Station For Navigation Network

ISRO Launches Ground Station For Navigation Network

The Indian Space Research Organization inaugurated this week a new ground station for its Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System.

Million Dollar Shaw Prize Awarded To Six Scientists

Million Dollar Shaw Prize Awarded To Six Scientists

Six distinguished scientists have received the million dollar 2013 Shaw Prize for their breakthroughs in scientific research.

China’s Bird Flu Crisis Has Been Contained: UN Director-General

China’s Bird Flu Crisis Has Been Contained: UN Director-General

The immediate threat from the H7N9 avian influenza virus is over, said WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan at the 66th World Health Assembly in Geneva.

Japanese Retailer Unveils World’s Smallest Remote-Controlled Helicopter

Japanese Retailer Unveils World’s Smallest Remote-Controlled Helicopter

The world’s smallest infrared remote-control helicopter will debut in June by an online Japanese retailer.

Non-Profit Online Learning Initiative, edX, Expands To Asia

Non-Profit Online Learning Initiative, edX, Expands To Asia

EdX, the not-for-profit online learning initiative founded at MIT and Harvard, has expanded to Asia with the addition of six Asian institutions.