US firm Steris Corp buys Synergy Health for $1.9bn

US pharmaceuticals firm Steris Corp. said Monday it has agreed a $1.9-billion (1.5-billion-euro) takeover of Britain's Synergy Health, in a deal which will cut its tax bill.

Simulation explains why Asian glaciers are not melting

A team of researchers in the U.S. has built a model that appears to explain the Karakoram anomaly—where unlike other parts of the world, its mountainous glaciers are not melting. In their paper published in the journal ...

The 2014 Nobel Prizes at a glance

(AP)—All winners of the 2014 Nobel Prizes have now been announced, starting with the medicine award a week ago and ending with the economics prize on Monday.

Watch the "blood moon" eclipse from Mercury (w/ Video)

Yes, it's another time-lapse of the October 8 lunar eclipse that was observed by skywatchers across half the Earth… except that these images weren't captured from Earth at all; this was the view from Mercury!

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