TOUGH LUCK

Sexist Nobel Winner Quits Job

British Nobel laureate and biochemist Tim Hunt has resigned from University College London following mass outcry over comments about women he made at a conference in South Korea. “Let me tell you about my trouble with girls,” he said. “Three things happen when they are in the lab… You fall in love with them, they fall in love with you, and when you criticize them, they cry.” On Wednesday, he told a TV show that he was joking—but “did mean the part about having trouble with girls.” In a letter published to its website, University College London clarified that it “was the first university in England to admit women students on equal terms to men,” and that it did not agree with Hunt’s comments.