Ivan Lau

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The Secret To Success That All Top Entrepreneurs Know

Visuals are everywhere you look, both online and in the material world. When you incorporate visuals in your marketing campaigns you can expect better results compared to just the plain texts.<p>How visual marketing leverages the natural power of the brain<p>Many centuries ago, communication between …

The Most Notable China Stories of 2013

The year in review, from the editor of The Atlantic's China Channel<p>There's an old Chinese curse that goes like this: "May you live in interesting times." And 2013—the year of the snake on the Chinese zodiac calendar—certainly qualified. Here's a look at the year's top China stories:<p><b>Xi Jinping Takes</b> …

Physicists find a new 'state of matter' in the eyes of chickens

An unusual arrangement of particles has been discovered in the cells of chicken eyes. It's the first time scientists have seen such a system in a …

Can Leo Give Electric Cars a Boost in China?

China’s electric car market might get a boost from an unlikely source: Leonardo DiCaprio.<p>The American actor announced earlier this week that he is forming his own team to participate in a new electric-car racing circuit that will kick off its inaugural season in Beijing next September.<p>Ten teams …

Robert Reich: Lousy wages are the real job killers

The former labor secretary explains why it’s in corporate America’s best interest to raise the minimum wage<p>Robert Reich<p>March 1, 2014 1:30pm (UTC)<p>House Speaker John Boehner says raising the minimum wage is “bad policy” because it will cause job losses.<p>The U.S. Chamber of Commerce says a minimum wage …

The Joker is all smiles as a nightmarish dragon facing the Dark Knight

In a medieval fantasy version of Batman, the Joker transforms himself into a hideous dragon, laughing gas leaking from his toxic maw. But even in his …

10 Concept Artists Who Should Be Making Their Own Movies

Walmart’s online supermarket for China saw $1.9 billion in sales in 2013

In 2013, China had an estimated 270 million e-shoppers who spent about $180 billion (1) on stuff. Inevitably, some of those are buying groceries. …

Krista Donaldson: The $80 prosthetic knee that's changing lives

Lang Lang Says Tiger Moms Should Relax

Liao Yiwu Streaked In Stockholm Again In Honor Of Liu Xiaobo

A group of Chinese dissidents and exiles ran naked on a chilly night outside the Stockholm Concert Hall on Tuesday, December 10, and published a …

Instantly Identify Any Species With Your Cell Phone, Using The Barcode Of Life

As a group of scientists completes a database of every living creature’s DNA, everyone–from conservationists to border agents and homeowners battling insects–will be able to have their own easy mobile biology lab.<p>There are 1.8 million species in danger of extinction. You probably wouldn’t be able …

In Rapidly Aging Japan, Adult Diaper Sales Are About to Surpass Baby Diapers

The market is growing 6 to 10 percent a year.<p>Reuters<p>Japan's rapidly aging population is producing some interesting new business opportunities, including a booming market for adult diapers.<p>The Nikkei newspaper (subscription only) reported on Thursday that three Japanese paper companies—Daio, and …

Riot in Little India: spark and fuel

There rarely is any definitive explanation of any riot. There won’t be one of the brief incident — it lasted barely an hour — at Little India last …

A Surgeon’s Review Of Google Glass In The Operating Room

Dr. Pierre Theodore of UC San Francisco has completed a three-month trial of using Google Glass during surgery.<p>For a little over three months now, Dr. Pierre Theodore, a cardiothoracic surgeon, has been using Google Glass in the operating room. Although he’s tapped the functionality during …

Biden's Important Message for Human Rights in China

Though perhaps impolite to his Chinese hosts, the vice president's calls for transparency and accountability were necessary and politically valuable.<p>In the midst of an already diplomatically challenging trip to Japan, China, and South Korea, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden managed to make life just …

Philippines: 'early recovery' begins

<b>A month on from Typhoon Haiyan, the situation is moving from "emergency" to "early recovery programmes", health experts say.</b><p>The World Health Organization (WHO) says major priorities are now getting essential health care, including neonatal care and treatment of chronic diseases to more people, and …

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Artist Creates Elaborate Non-Photoshopped Scenes in Her Small Studio

Like American artist Sandy Skoglund, Jee Young Lee creates highly elaborate scenes that require an incredible amount of patience and absolutely no photo manipulation. For weeks and sometimes months, the young Korean artist works in the confines of her small 360 x 410 x 240 cm studio bringing to …

The silver screen’s silver-hair boom

Movies made for and starring older people are thriving. Nicholas Barber discovers why cinema is having a senior moment.<p>It has nothing to do with flowers, but there is a new phenomenon in the film industry known as the Marigold Effect. It refers to a resurgent interest in characters who are, shall …

Spike Jonze on Jackass, Scarlett Johansson's erotic voice and techno love

Spike Jonze is looking to the future. "I kinda think, as I look around, that everything is slowly getting a little bit nicer. You can go on Nike's website and choose exactly what fabrics and colours and shapes you want your sneakers to come in. Everything in LA is; it's just an easy place to live …