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Opinion: Is China in danger of falling into the trap that killed Japan?

NEW YORK (Project Syndicate) — China is now experiencing what Japan went through a generation ago: a marked slowdown in economic growth after demands …

Japan shows off naval power as U.S. signals wider engagement in western Pacific

TOKYO (Reuters) - An armada of carriers, cruiser, destroyers and submarines gathered off Japan’s coast on Sunday in a display of naval power that showcased Tokyo’s latest warships and signaled wider engagement by the U.S. Navy in the western Pacific.<p>The Fleet Review in seas near Tokyo was the first …

Inside the school where punishment is banned

Despite its 'outstanding' rating by Ofsted, Kilgarth School in Birkenhead is now adopting a radical new approach to discipline. Joseph Lee finds out why<p>The boys all arrive in taxis, but it’s a rare touch of luxury in a school surrounded by deprivation. If you attend Kilgarth School in Birkenhead, …

Teen founder Erik Finman: 'I will never send my kids to school'

A teenage entrepreneur who earned more than $100,000 as one of the early adopters of bitcoin and has since launched his own startup has told young …

Stephen Hawking Says 'God Particle' Could Wipe Out the Universe

Stephen Hawking bet Gordon Kane $100 that physicists would not discover the Higgs boson. After losing that bet when physicists detected the particle …

In Japan, Drones Guide Robot Trucks At Construction Sites

More machines, fewer humans<p>Japan’s Komatsu makes construction equipment, and has for almost a century. Construction vehicles are nothing without people to drive them--or at least they used to be. As either an alternative to rising labor costs or simply a solution when workers aren’t available, …

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Why Singapore has the smartest kids in the world

<b>Singapore (CNN) —</b> It's a world-class teacher's pet -- a straight-A student that's top of the class: Singapore is officially the country with the smartest high-school kids in the world.<p>The country's academic success has helped it become a thriving economy, and the way it has built its education …

Open Bionics Creates Disney-Inspired Bionic Hands For Amputee Kids

Bionic hands startup Open Bionics now makes Iron Man and Elsa-themed hands and arms for the smallest of amputees – kids.<p>Open Bionics hopes to get kids excited about their prosthetics with designs from Marvel, Frozen and Star Wars.<p>“[Kids] won’t have to do boring physical therapy, they’ll train to …

'Leave us in peace': anti-gun control protesters greet Obama in Oregon

Oregon college shooting,Obama administration,US news,Barack Obama,US gun control<p>President meets with shooting victims’ families – ‘today is about’ them<br>• White House has hinted at new restrictions in wake of college shooting<p>Over the protests of local residents asking him to “leave us in peace”, …

Najib Razak at risk of isolation amid Malaysian corruption scandal

Malaysian prime minister needs to prepare himself as rivals within his party jostle to outmanoeuvre him<p>Malaysia is a country in turmoil. The country’s prime minister, Najib Razak, is alleged to have performed daylight robbery with the depositing of $700m (£456m) into his personal bank account.<p>The …

The limitations and perils of scientific studies

A staple in college psychology courses is the story of polio and "spongy tar." It seems that decades ago, researchers noticed that there were higher polio rates during times when tar was spongier in children's playgrounds. Based on that, they mistakenly concluded that spongy tar causes polio and …

An early look at Elon Musk's Gigafactory, a building that could change the world

For those unfamiliar, Tesla describes its massive 5.5 million square-foot Gigafactory as a way to "accelerate the world's transition to sustainable transportation."<p>The first Gigafactory, located outside Sparks, Nevada, is an ambitious manufacturing facility that plans to build the batteries for …

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