Asia Correspondent, Science Magazine
Contributing editor + writer with Science based in Shanghai. Author of UNNATURAL SELECTION, on what happens when men hugely outnumber women. (All views mine.)
news.cnet.com — Officials ask Google how it intends to use the information collected by the high-tech specs, which could seemingly videotape or photograph others without their knowledge. (Credit: James Martin/CNET) Google's new Google Glass is raising privacy concerns around the world, prompting privacy officials in six countries to write to the Web giant for more details about the high-tech specs.
humanrightskorea.org — The Korean government announced that it would increase the scale of support for child care centres at workplace from 39% to 70% by 2017 over the course of 5 years. The overall budget provided to businesses for establishing day care centres will be expanded from 20 million won to 30 million won, for independent establishments.
nytimes.com — The American Medical Association has officially recognized obesity as a disease, a move that could induce physicians to pay more attention to the condition and spur more insurers to pay for treatments. In making the recommendation, delegates at the association's annual meeting in Chicago overrode a recommendation against doing so by a committee that had studied the matter.
news.sciencemag.org — BEIJING-Every year, the National Science Library here, affiliated with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), coordinates the translation, rights, and publication of thousands of papers and books from other languages into Chinese. Usually this activity doesn't cause a stir.
cosmiclog.nbcnews.com — Laser-scanning technology reveals that the Cambodian lost city of Mahendraparvata, dating back to a time before Angkor Wat, was much more extensive than previously thought. The latest word about the high-tech hunt for hidden ruins came over the weekend in an on-the-scene report from Australia's Fairfax Media.
scmp.com — Thirty companies producing preserved eggs have been closed by authorities in Jiangxi province after a media exposé that toxic chemicals were used to speed up production, the country's latest food-safety scandal....
sciencemag.org — Last week, civil libertarians cried foul when press reports revealed that the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) is collecting cell phone records and Internet data from companies such as Verizon, Facebook, and Skype. From the nature of the data, scientists say it's clear that NSA is performing network analysis, a type of science that aims to identify social groups from the connections among people.
npr.org — The ongoing national debate over surveillance prompts us to take a closer look at the way Americans think about their privacy. Several scientific studies show that what Americans say they want in terms of privacy does not match the way they behave.
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