Nozomi Okuhara

Picture of the day: Golden girl Nozomi Okuhara

Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara displays her gold medal following her victory against India’s Pusarla Sindhu in the women’s final of the badminton World Championships in Glasgow on Sunday. Okuhara became the first Japanese player to win a world gold singles medal...

A man pours the toppings on a serving of McChoco Potato at a McDonald's outlet in Tokyo. | BLOOMBERG

McDonald’s secret sauce for success in Japan

McDonald’s Japan took a series of hits starting in 2014 that threatened to crack its golden arches: a supplier was selling expired chicken, a human tooth was found in french fries and a child was injured by a plastic shard...

A disconnect in the Rohingya conundrum

International pressure should be focused on Myanmar’s military leadership, not Suu Kyi by Nehginpao Kipgen SONIPAT, INDIA – As of last Friday, the United Nations refugee agency said 270,000 Rohingya have crossed the border since the Myanmar Army launched clearance...

A dozen women computers hold hands in this 1918 photograph, which Smith Zrull calls the "paper doll" photo. To the far right is Edward Pickering, who hired the women computers.

Supergirls: the legacy of Harvard’s female ‘computers’

In a cramped Harvard University sub-basement, a team of women is working to document the rich history of women astronomers. More than 40 years before women gained the right to vote, female “computers” at Harvard College Observatory were making major...

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