Lin Yi

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A new way of thinking about how the brain works

Modern neuroscience is based on the discovery of the neuron, but this is only half the story<p>My book, <i>50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know</i>, is out now, and is available at a discount price from Amazon and the <i>Guardian</i> bookshop. (And here's a lovely review by Vaughan Bell, who calls it "a …

How to spot a murderer's brain

In 1987, Adrian Raine, who describes himself as a neurocriminologist, moved from Britain to the US. His emigration was prompted by two things. The …

Yes, the purveyor of stylish plug-in vehicles is on the dole from taxpayers. But founder Elon Musk has some important factors in his favor that you can't get from the government. http://bit.ly/10QgBTv

Xi Jinping and the Chinese dream

IN 1793 a British envoy, Lord Macartney, arrived at the court of the Chinese emperor, hoping to open an embassy. He brought with him a selection of …

China

Should the old-fashioned lecture be condemned? Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, has suggested that university lectures are doomed because of the proliferation of online courses. What do you think? http://gu.com/p/3ftge/tw?CMP=NECNETTXT766 Photograph: David Oxberry / Mood Board / Rex

Bashing the metal-bashers

CONTRARY to what many imagine about affluent Singapore, the economy is not all about banks and shopping malls. Manufacturing and industry account for …

Economics

5 Surprising Facts About the Death Penalty Worldwide

Amnesty International's annual report reveals downward trend.<p><b>Amnesty International released their 2012 annual report on capital punishment this week, highlighting information on the differing ways countries handle execution around the world.</b><p>Here are five of the most interesting death penalty facts …

The Week in Review: Thatcher, North Korea and Birds

Inside Flipboard / April 12, 2013<p>The death of Margaret Thatcher and the escalation of tensions in North Korea dominated the news last week. Our …

EU parliament rejects plan to boost carbon trading

<b>The European Parliament has rejected a plan to rescue the EU's ailing carbon trading scheme.</b><p>Members narrowly voted against a so-called "backloading" proposal that would have cut the huge surplus of allowances currently being traded.<p>Because of this excess, the price of carbon on the EU Emissions …

Carbon Emissions

Major earthquake strikes south-east Iran

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/970000/970611_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524667298_4d1c2a5f7af536c2467ecfc11fb77ee3<p><b>Iran has been struck by its most powerful earthquake for more than 50 years, with tremors felt across Pakistan, India and the Middle East.</b><p>The epicentre …

Natural Disasters