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Japanese businesses and research institutes have set up an organization to promote the development of quantum technology. Quantum ICT Forum was founded by 19 businesses and 16 research institutes. They include major electronics companies, universities, and state-owned research organizations. Quanta include photons and other subatomic particles. Researchers hope to create new information and telecommunication technologies …

Omolola Salako joined the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program for the promise of “aha moments” — inspiring experiences that would enable her to better serve the patients she treats as an oncologist in Nigeria.  She had one of those moments Nov. 8 at Northwestern University. Salako was one of 23 women — …

Denmark has temporarily reinstated checks at its border crossings with Sweden after a spate of bombings and shootings in the Copenhagen area that authorities say were carried out by members of Swedish gangs. The spot checks at ferry ports and on trains and vehicles crossing the Øresund bridge separating the Danish capital from Malmö, Sweden’s …

The far-right activists who jeered Donald Trump Jr off a stage in California on Sunday are part of a bloc of white nationalists who embraced Trump’s father on his ascent to the White House but are now causing multiple headaches for the president’s friends, allies and family as his campaign for re-election gathers pace. The …

More Madison Magazine When asked as a kid, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I intuited there were only two possible answers: Get rich or help people. It was assumed you couldn’t do both. Fast-forward four decades to last fall when my daughter started college. As she weighed her career options …

Visitors will soon have to pay to enjoy one of Sardinia’s most beautiful beaches as local authorities try to mitigate the damage done by overcrowding. La Pelosa, a white sandy beach in Stintino, north-west Sardinia, has been described as a slice of heaven, attracting thousands of visitors each summer. However, environmental studies have warned that …

Scenes from England’s first international, against Scotland in 1872, which were published in The Graphic on 14 December 1872. The original artist was a W. Ralston For all the tears, turmoil and triumphs in England’s first 999 games, it is trophies – or a lack of them – that have shaped the Three Lions’ story …

  1. Edinburgh, ScotlandEdinburgh’s Hogmanay festival is a three-day citywide extravaganza culminating in a huge street party on New Year’s Eve. It’s one of the most popular parties in the world, headlined this year by Mark Ronson.Where to stay You won’t get much more central than Hotel Indigo, on Princes Street. A three-night stay for two, including …

Germany’s centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) should seek a path out of the “neoliberal wilderness” and pull the plug on their support for Angela Merkel’s government unless it loosens its purse strings and seeks more investment in public services and infrastructure, the underdog duo vying for the leadership of the party have said. Founded in 1863, …

Hong Kong riot police have fired tear gas at a university campus, one day after a protester was shot and a man set on fire in some of worst violence to rock the Chinese-ruled city in more than five months of anti-government demonstrations. Some railway services were suspended and roads closed across the Asian financial …