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8 Fascinating Things We Learned About The Mind In 2015

As the New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flight to Pluto and some scientists explored the far reaches of our solar system, others were making some incredible advances in their exploration of the inner workings of the mind.<p>Studies published this year shed light on the mysteries of the brain …

The Brain

Best science fiction and fantasy books of 2015

A year in which Kim Stanley Robinson took us beyond the stars in Aurora and David Mitchell embraced his inner geek in Slade House<p>Vote: What was your favourite book of the year? Best of culture in 2015: see this year’s cultural highlights, chosen by the Guardian’s writers and critics<p>As per that …

Books

Paris Review - Writers, Quotes, Biography, Interviews, Artists

Literature
Middle East

The best novels in English: readers' alternative list

After Robert McCrum finished his two-year-long project compiling the best novels written in English, you had a lot to add. Here are the 15 books that received most votes to join the list<p>The 100 best novels written in English: the full list Robert McCrum reflects on his choices One in five doesn’t …

Books

Xinjiang: Has China's crackdown on 'terrorism' worked?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1135000/1135017_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522301460_25289d0016ccbbd1702bb5afa02d0792<p><b>"Kashgar is not stable."</b><p>The words of a paramilitary police officer as he marched past me under the statue of Chairman Mao in China's westernmost …

China
China

35 killed, 48 injured in Shanghai stampede

People unable to contact friends and relatives streamed into hospitals Thursday, anxious for information after a stampede during New Year's celebrations in Shanghai's historic waterfront area killed 36 people in the worst disaster to hit one of China's showcase cities in recent years.<p>The Shanghai …

Victims of a craze for cosmetic surgery

<b>You can't avoid the adverts. Everywhere you go in Seoul, you are urged to change your shape through plastic surgery. In affluent Gangnam, every wall seems to have a sign pointing to a surgery.</b><p>On the train and in the street, you're told you can "bring your face to life". "Facial contouring" is on …

South Korea

L.A. will host Chinese, U.S. summit to launch carbon emissions cuts

Following up on last week's U.S.-China climate change agreement, Mayor<p>Eric Garcettisaid Friday he would invite leaders of Chinese and American cities to a summit in Los Angeles next year to kick-start efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions in both countries.<p>Wrapping up the China leg of a 12-day …

Indonesia's female police officers subjected to 'virginity tests'

Women hoping to join Indonesia's police force are subjected to 'two-finger virginity tests', a human rights group has found<p>Women who want to join Indonesia’s national police force are forced to have "virginity tests", a human rights group has found.<p>The “two-finger test” involves a medical expert …

Why we'll see more lightning in coming years

The US and China are working together to temper greenhouse-gas emissions, which could come in handy now that scientists are saying climate change might cause something else down the road: more lightning strikes.<p>A study in <i>Science</i> says lightning frequency in the continental US could spike by more …

Obama’s U.S.-China climate agreement: Carbon budget and exponential curves show why this is a fair deal.

The big climate news of last week, indeed maybe of the past several years, was the surprise announcement of a bilateral U.S.-China agreement setting …

Obama Splits Australia's Abbott and Canada's Harper on Climate Change

In the last week, President Barack Obama made two major announcements on climate change that provided much-needed momentum for global negotiations in …

Malaysia Steps into Spotlight as ASEAN and East Asia Summit Chair

November 14, 2014<p>Expectations for this week’s East Asia Summit and related meetings have been rather modest given the increasing complexity of issues …

After APEC, East Asia Summit, and G20, China Emerges a Global Leader

This November has been a very busy month for China after three very important multilateral meetings held in China (APEC), Myanmar (East Asia Summit), …

Is North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lying low?

North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un hasn't been seen at a public event for three weeks, including a prominent state meeting that he has attended every year since coming to power in late 2011.<p>On Thursday, Kim was conspicuously absent from the Supreme People's Assembly, which is North Korea's parliament …

Hong Kong school children join student protest demanding democracy

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hundreds of children joined students demanding greater democracy for Hong Kong on Friday, capping a week-long campaign that has seen a large cut-out depicting the territory’s leader as the devil paraded through the city and calls for him to resign.<p>Secondary school students …

Xinjiang unrest: China raises death toll to 50

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1111000/1111367_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522324666_7c26e86f5d8fa4961ca9ead9913c37a5<p><b>Fifty people died in violence on Sunday in Xinjiang, Chinese state media said, in what police called a "serious terrorist attack".</b><p>Earlier this week …

China

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