News Headlines - 23 February 2015

'Cash for access scandal': Jack Straw and Sir Malcolm Rifkind refer themselves to standards watchdog after being filmed in undercover sting - The Independent

Two former foreign secretaries, Labour’s Jack Straw and the Conservatives’ Sir Malcolm Rifkind, reportedly suggested a fee of at least £5,000 a day for services including political access for a fictitious Chinese company created by journalists in an undercover sting.

Deeper Ties to Corporate Cash for Doubtful Climate Researcher - NYTimes.com

But newly released documents show the extent to which Dr. Soon’s work has been tied to funding he received from corporate interests.
He has accepted more than $1.2 million in money from the fossil-fuel industry over the last decade while failing to disclose that conflict of interest in most of his scientific papers. At least 11 papers he has published since 2008 omitted such a disclosure, and in at least eight of those cases, he appears to have violated ethical guidelines of the journals that published his work.

3-D Printed Heart Gives New Hope to Woman With 'Backwards' Heart - ABC News

A 3-D printed heart has given new hope to a 26-year-old woman who was born with a “backwards” heart.

Edward Snowden documentary Citizenfour wins Oscar | The Guardian

Laura Poitras’ film about Edward Snowden and the NSA spying revelations carries off Academy award for non-fiction films

2015 Oscar Winners: Complete List - ABC News

"Birdman" was the big winner of the night at the 87th annual Academy Awards.
The genre-defying art house film won for best picture.








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