News Headlines - 09 April 2014

Japanese scientist Haruko Obokata apologises for 'false' stem cell data | Mail Online

A Japanese scientist who published a paper claiming ordinary cells could be turned into stem cells by bathing them in acid has today been forced to apologise after she was accused of falsifying data... She said she did not agree with retracting the research, claiming that cell transformation had been 'confirmed many times for a fact' and vowed to prove it if she is allowed back into a lab.

BBC News - Japan's Olympus sued by six banks over accounting fraud

Japan's Olympus faces lawsuits from six banks seeking compensation over false financial statements from 2000 to 2011... The accounting scandal was made public when Mr Woodford was dismissed from his post after challenging chairman Tsuyoshi Kikukawa and the board over suspiciously large payments related to acquisitions.

U.S. accuses Russian agents of stirring eastern Ukraine unrest | Reuters

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry accused Russian agents and special forces on Tuesday of stirring separatist unrest in eastern Ukraine, saying Moscow could be trying to prepare for military action as it had in Crimea.

Titanic insurance claim: Officer Charles Lightoller may have 'played down' iceberg claims to dodge negligence claims - Mirror Online

The most senior officer to survive the Titanic may have played down the iceberg collision to dodge negligence claims, insurance documents reveal.
Second officer Charles Lightoller said he felt a “slight jar” when the luxury liner hit a “small and low-lying” iceberg.

NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover captures Mysterious Glint | French Tribune

UFO and extraterrestrial believers are excited over a mysterious glint in a photo taken by NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover. They are taking it as evidence for existence of life in the vast emptiness of space.








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