| Mar 19, 2014
| 5:00 PM
You can't see the Higgs boson, but you can watch its discovery.
Scientists crowd around dozens of monitors as they collect data from experiments using a looping 17-mile underground tunnel and equipment likened to a five-story Swiss watch. They worry what...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 2:12 PM
WASHINGTON - Caterpillar Inc avoided paying $2.4 billion in U.S. taxes from 2000 through 2012 by moving profits from sales of replacement parts through a low-tax unit it set up in Switzerland, a congressional panel said on Monday.
In the latest example...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 12:40 PM
Lotfi Mansouri, the spirited former general director of the San Francisco Opera whose desire to democratize the operatic experience for a modern audience spurred the use of projected translations in performances, has died. He was 84.
Mansouri died Aug....
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Americans get the shortest vacations in the industrial world. With so little time, the pressure is on to make all the right choices when planning a trip. But how to select the right destination? It ultimately depends on your interests and your tastes --...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
On my last trip to Europe, I planned a few days in London, then a week of driving around Switzerland starting at Geneva. My frequent flyer award would not allow a London-Geneva flight link, so I needed some way to get there. I first checked on doing the...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:44 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Electronic cigarette users followed over a year reduced or quit using tobacco cigarettes in large numbers and were less prone to resume smoking, at least in the short term.
Experts continue to debate whether or not "e-cigs"...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 2:45 PM
Cocaine messes around with the brain. That scientific no-brainer has been getting more focused over the years, as neuroscientists identify key circuitry that can be reshaped by addiction.
But an addiction researcher in Switzerland believes his...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 5:15 PM
We don't know their names but we know their numbers, and we can see the evidence of their torture, thanks to a former crime-scene photographer who says he became a reluctant documenter of murder "on an industrial scale" committed by Bashar Assad's...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 4:37 PM
BEIRUT — Long-anticipated Syrian peace talks adjourned Friday in Switzerland without a major breakthrough but with muted optimism that a negotiation process had finally been launched after nearly three years of civil war.
After almost a week of...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 5:39 PM
BEIRUT — A car bomb killed at least three people and injured about two dozen Saturday in a Lebanese town close to the Syrian border, the latest deadly attack in Lebanon apparently linked to the war raging in the neighboring country.
An Al Qaeda-...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 8:30 AM
LONDON -- Norwegian/Dutch co-production "Blind," directed by Eskil Vogt, has won the Europa Cinemas Label as best European film in the Berlin Film Festival's Panorama section, it was announced Friday by a jury of four exhibitors from the network.