Johannes Chen

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How much gold is there in the world?

<b>Imagine if you were a super-villain who had taken control of all the world's gold, and had decided to melt it down to make a cube. How long would the sides be? Hundreds of metres, thousands even?</b><p>Actually, it's unlikely to be anything like that size.<p>Warren Buffett, one of the world's richest …

U.S. sends F-22 jets to join South Korea drills amid threats from North

The United States sent F-22 stealth fighter jets to South Korea on Sunday to join military drills aimed at underscoring the U.S. commitment to defend Seoul in the face of an intensifying campaign of threats from North Korea.<p>The advanced, radar-evading F-22 Raptors were deployed to Osan Air Base, …

China voices strong opposition to US cyber-espionage law

Government spokesman says limiting government purchases of Chinese IT "sends a very wrong signal"<p>China has come out in strong opposition to a new US law that restricts government purchases of Chinese technology, saying the measure threatens to harm economic relations between the two countries. The …

Obama Presses Plan to Create Jobs

Hong Kong, scarred by SARS, plays it safe with a nasty new coronavirus

The last time a coronavirus reached near-pandemic status—you may remember it as SARS—Hong Kong was hit with 1755 cases and 299 deaths, and severe damage to its economy. Now there’s a new coronavirus on the loose, and though there is no sign yet that it’s the next SARS, Hong Kong and world health …

Hong Kong

Paying the Costs of Iraq, for Decades to Come

The wars are ending; the obligations, just beginning now.

Cyprus has 'no intention of leaving the euro'

Cypriot president Nicos Anastasiades has assured civil servants that "in no way will we experiment with the future of our country" by exiting the euro.<p>He said that while the current situation on the country is "tragic", that the bail-out "averted the risk" of bankruptcy.<p>Mr Anastasiades - known for …

Europe

China offers businesses big opportunities, including the chance to have your data stolen

International businesses have flocked to China for years to try and grab a slice of the nation’s economic growth. That is why publishers never stop producing upbeat books such as this one, or this one, which appeal to entrepreneurs dreaming of the riches they could make by selling to just a …

Common Drug Has The Potential To Slow Aging, Boost Cancer Recovery

Some exciting research from the University of Montreal has found that the drug metformin, commonly prescribed for diabetes and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), has the potential to slow aging and fight cancer. The study, published in <i>Aging Cell</i>, found that metformin reduces the body’s production of …

50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know

I'm delighted to announce that my first book, <i>50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know</i>, has been given a publication date and is now available for …

Geoffrey Moore on the writing process

Scientists create transistor-like biological device

Scientists have used biological tissue to recreate one of the main components of a modern computer inside living cells.<p>The biological device behaves …

Spring Breakers isn't just a terrible movie, it reinforces rape culture

If you are still struggling to understand how so many people, including TV commentators and reputable news organizations, were sympathetic to the …

Will gun laws hurt the mentally ill?

<b>New York is in the process of introducing some of the toughest gun laws in the US, but in one crucial aspect might they do more harm than good? Paul Adams reports on the consequences of mental health laws.</b><p>When Governor Andrew Cuomo put his name to the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement …

Apple designs iPhone with wraparound 3D display

Apple has patented a new iPhone design featuring a wraparound display and no buttons.<p>The display would cover the entire surface of the devices and could include two AMOLED screens one on top of the other, according to a patent filing published this week, allowing it to give "an illusion of depth …

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Angela Merkel

State media: North Korea in 'state of war' with South, threatens to 'dissolve' U.S.

North Korea has entered a "state of war" with neighboring South Korea, according to a report Saturday from the state-run Korean Central News Agency that included a threat to "dissolve" the U.S. mainland.<p>"Any issues regarding North and South will be treated in accordance to the state of war," North …