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Japan's dramatic postwar evolution

<i>This is the last report in a five-part series looking at the impact of World War II still being felt in Japanese society.</i><p>In the 70 years since the …

Japan

Interrogated for playing the wrong tune

<b>Fifteen years ago, Kim Cheol-woong was a successful pianist living in North Korea - but his life suddenly changed when someone heard him playing a Western love song.</b><p>Cheol-woong sat down at his piano in 2001 to practise the piece of music he planned to play when he proposed to his girlfriend. …

Solving The Mystery Of 230,000 People In Japan Who Won't Leave Their Bedrooms

<i>By Channing Joseph</i><p>When Tohepo turned 26, he locked himself inside his bedroom and did not come out again for four years. Unable to work, date or make …

Mental Health

How Men And Women Process Emotions Differently

Are women "wired" to be more emotional? Not exactly -- but new research provides more evidence that the male and female brain may have very different ways of processing emotion.<p>Previous research has shown that women generally experience higher levels of emotional stimulation than men. Now, a new …

Live forever: Scientists say they’ll extend life ‘well beyond 120’

Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters<p>American biologist and technologist Craig Venter whose company Human Longevity Inc plans to create a database of a million human genome sequences by …

Drugs

Review: Marshal of Victory: The Autobiography of General Georgy Zhukov

Georgy Zhukov was a great general and one of the USSR’s great military survivors – both of the Great Patriotic War and Josef Stalin’s subsequent mad …

Communist Party

Torn knee joint? Don’t worry, this 3D-printed implant will help you grow a new one

3D-printed prosthetic body parts certainly aren’t anything new at this point, but a team of medical researchers at Columbia University Medical Center has just taken the idea to a whole new level. Instead of replacing a damaged body part with an artificial insert, they’ve cooked up a way to use 3D …

An Executed Chinese Teenager Was Found Innocent 18 Years After Conviction

The 18-year-old, named Hugjiltu and also known as Qoysiletu, was found guilty and put to death in Inner Mongolia in 1996, but doubt was cast on the verdict when another man confessed to the crime in 2005.<p>"The Inner Mongolia Higher People's Court finds Hugjiltu's original guilty verdict... is not …

Madoff’s Inner Circle Faces Sentencing for Largest Ponzi Scheme in History

It took more than Bernard Madoff alone to pull off the largest Ponzi scheme in U.S. history. On Monday, the first of five members of his inner circle …

‘Life on Earth is in peril. We have no future if we don’t go into space’

STEPHEN HAWKING<p>Physicist and cosmologist<p>Robotic missions are much cheaper and may provide more scientific information, but they don’t catch the public imagination in the same way, and they don’t spread the human race into space, which I’m arguing should be our long-term strategy. If the human race …

Con preachers exploiting society’s obession with instant

Life and Style<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p>9/11/2014<p>Con preachers exploiting society’s obession with instant gratification<p>In Summary<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p>The …

Amazon introduces Echo, a voice-controlled assistant for your home

Voice assistants have started to gain traction thanks to the success of products like Google Now and Siri, but now Amazon is joining the fray with a completely different approach of its own, the Amazon Echo.<p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkOCeAtKHIc<br>Instead of being locked to your mobile device, …

Berlin Wall anniversary: photographs from the symbolic rise and fall of the Iron Curtain - Telegraph

6 Tips for Preparing a Paleo Thanksgiving

Here, six tips that can help you create a Paleo-friendly Thanksgiving while making the meal decadent enough for your nonpracticing guests.<p>Since the …

The Man Who Disobeyed His Boss And Opened The Berlin Wall

To many Germans, Harald Jaeger is the man who opened the Berlin Wall.<p>It's a legacy that still makes the former East German border officer uncomfortable 25 years after he defied his superiors' orders and let thousands of East Berliners pour across his checkpoint into the West.<p>"I didn't open the …

SparkLabs To Launch Its Internet Of Things Accelerator In South Korean “Smart City” Songdo

SparkLabs, one of the leading incubators in Seoul’s rapidly growing startup ecosystems, announced today that it will launch its Internet of Things Accelerator in Songdo International Business District in early 2015. A $35 billion private real estate development that will contain 80,000 apartments, …

Book Review Site for Librarians in Public Libraries and School Libraries

<b>Dreaming Dangerous</b> <br>by Lauren DeStefano<p>DeStefano’s newest dark tale takes readers to Brassmere Academy for the Extraordinary, secretly located deep …

Kindergarten teacher jailed for wearing pants to court in 1938

A totally awesome story from the Los Angeles Times Archives: in 1938, burglary witness Helen Hulick was dragged out of a downtown L.A. courtroom and …

One Kindergarten Class & Teacher That Truly ROCKS....Like An Alphabet!

My amazing friend Art Avina and his beautiful kindergarten class does it again!<p>This time they are back with this awesome production called <i>Like An</i> …

I survived a genocidal massacre 30 years ago: A Cartoon Biography

On October 31st, 1984 the Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her two Sikh bodyguards. This event was a culmination of years …

India