“Scientists are not natural politicians… but they solve problems,” says one of the record number running in the US mid-term elections.
Image copyright Isaac Kasamani/ BBC When a young woman was convicted of murdering her partner and sentenced to death, no-one could have imagined that she would study law and free not only herself but hundreds of others from death row. Now Susan Kigula wants to go further and set up the first legal chambers staffed […]
Media captionRescue workers have tried to negotiate the snow-covered slopes At least six Japanese high school students are feared dead, after they were caught in an avalanche at a ski resort. The avalanche occurred on Monday morning at the Nasu Onsen ski resort in Tochigi prefecture. Six people were found with no vital signs, Japan’s […]
Image copyright Wikimedia Commons Image caption The fire burned for nearly three months in Oregon A judge has ordered a teenager to pay more than $36m (£27m) after he admitted starting a huge forest fire that raged for months in the US state of Oregon. Hood River County Judge John Olson ruled the boy must […]