Final goodbye: Roll call of some of those who died in 2016
Ahmed Zewail, 70. Science adviser to President Obama who won the 1999 Nobel Prize for his work on the study of chemical reactions over short time scales. Aug. 2. Pete Fountain, 86. Clarinetist whose Dixieland jazz virtuosity and wit endeared him to his ...
INTERACTIVE: Arab icons we've lost in 2016
From politics' Boutros Boutros-Ghali to architecture's Zaha Hadid, the Arab world has lost several of its leading icons this past year. Egypt lost some of its greatest actors like Mahmoud Abdel Aziz and Mamdouh Abdel-Alim while Lebanon bid farewell to ...
Weekend Roundup: How Social Media Splits the Global Conversation
... Rajan, Nouriel Roubini, Nicolas Sarkozy, Eric Schmidt, Gerhard Schroeder, Peter Schwartz, Amartya Sen, Jeff Skoll, Michael Spence, Joe Stiglitz, Larry Summers, Wu Jianmin, George Yeo, Fareed Zakaria, Ernesto Zedillo, Ahmed Zewail and Zheng Bijian.
African scientists are fostering a new R&D culture to reverse the continent's brain drain
Egypt, a country with so many scientists, loses tens of thousands of them to universities and research centers across Europe, Japan, and the United States. One of those scientists, Ahmed Zewail, even became a naturalized American citizen and went on to ...