Olympic champions at Tokyo 2020 will be honored with very special medals: made from recycled phones. The discarded appliances contain enough gold, silver and bronze to cover all the 5000 trophys given to the winning athletes.
It was hoped that the so-called "dream reactor" would burn a plutonium-uranium mix that would yield more plutonium. But the dream remains elusive and the plant faced too costly upgrades in the post-Fukushima era.
Yoshinori Ohsumi won this year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for unraveling the mechanism of autophagy. He showed the amazing process through which cells dispose of their waste.
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