Oct 232013

Obama’s brain project: US President Barack Obama has launched a $100m project to map the “enormous mystery” of the human brain. He hopes the BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) project will help us understand how the brain works and learn more about diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
5 April 2013


Monitoring microblogs: If you write something politically sensitive on China’s microblogs, or Weibo, how quickly might it be deleted? Researchers in the United States have been looking into the issue and found some surprising results.
11 March 2013


Chavez’s body to be preserved and displayed: The body of President Hugo Chavez is to go on permanent display in a military museum in Venezuela, like many socialist leaders before him.
8 March 2013


Wikileaks soldier reveals why he shared secrets: The US soldier accused of giving large numbers of secret documents to Wikileaks has admitted he is guilty to 10 of the 22 charges against him. But he denied a more serious charge of aiding the enemy.
1 March 2013


Hotel living: A Hong Kong hotel has sold individual rooms to be used as homes. It’s one of the ways residents are trying to cope with soaring housing prices, which are among the highest in the world.
25 February 2013


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