Thursday, August 21, 2014


PHYS.ORG: New generation is happy for employers to monitor them on social media  http://m.phys.org/news/2014-08-happy-employers-socialmedia.html

THE DAILY GALAXY: "Music of Black Holes" --Astronomers Observe a Rhythmic Pattern of Light Pulses  http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2014/08/music-of-black-holes-astromers-observe-a-rhythmic-pattern-of-light-pulses.html

RENEWABLE ENERGY: Could Africa be the Global Epicenter of Renewable Energy by 2030?  http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/08/could-africa-be-the-global-epicenter-of-renewable-energy-by-2030

Do gut bacteria control your mind?  http://www.kurzweilai.net/do-gut-bacteria-control-your-mind

‘Nanojuice’ could help diagnose gastrointestinal illnesses  http://www.kurzweilai.net/nanojuice-could-help-diagnose-gastrointestinal-illnesses

‘Normal’ bacteria vital for keeping intestinal lining intact, preventing disorders  http://www.kurzweilai.net/normal-bacteria-vital-for-keeping-intestinal-lining-intact-preventing-disorders

REUTERS: Fed debates merits of earlier rate hike given U.S. jobs gains  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/20/us-usa-fed-idUSKBN0GK1ZJ20140820

REUTERS: Hewlett-Packard posts surprise revenue gain  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/20/us-hewlettpackard-results-idUSKBN0GK28220140820

REUTERS: Possible Ebola patient in isolation at California hospital  www.reuters.com/video/2014/08/20/possible-ebola-patient-in-isolation-at-c?videoId=340552018&videoChannel=1&channelName=Top+News

REUTERS: Infineon agrees to buy Int'l Rectifier for $3 billion in cash  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/20/us-infineon-technol-mergers-usa-idUSKBN0GK1IN20140820

REUTERS: Verizon denies it plans to open new app store  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/20/us-verizon-appstore-idUSKBN0GK1YK20140820

REUTERS:  FBI warns healthcare firms they are targeted by hackers  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/20/us-cybersecurity-healthcare-fbi-idUSKBN0GK24U20140820

REUTERS: Online video stars mobilize for U.S. net neutrality  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/20/us-internet-neutrality-idUSKBN0GK1U820140820

ENGINEERING:  Lockheed Field Tests an Autonomous Helicopter http://www.engineering.com/DesignerEdge/DesignerEdgeArticles/ArticleID/8291/Lockheed-Field-Tests-an-Autonomous-Helicopter.aspx

ENGINEERING: GE Electron Gun Builds Jet Engines  http://www.engineering.com/3DPrinting/3DPrintingArticles/ArticleID/8294/GE-Electron-Gun-Builds-Jet-Engines.aspx

ENGINEERING: Autodesk brings NASTRAN to the Cloud and into CAD Applications http://www.engineering.com/DesignSoftware/DesignSoftwareArticles/ArticleID/8285/Autodesk-brings-NASTRAN-to-the-Cloud-and-into-CAD-Applications.aspx

ENGINEERING: NASA Reports First Discovery of Interstellar Stardust  www.engineering.com/DesignerEdge/DesignerEdgeArticles/ArticleID/8286/NASA-Reports-First-Discovery-of-Interstellar-Stardust.aspx

ENGINEERING: Man-made Tidal Lagoons Could Transform UK Power & Economy  www.engineering.com/DesignerEdge/DesignerEdgeArticles/ArticleID/8290/Man-made-Tidal-Lagoons-Could-Transform-UK-Power-Economy.aspx

FOREIGN INVESTOR: Solar Energy Reaching State of Maturity: Challenge or Opportunity?  http://foresightinvestor.com/articles/660104-solar-energy-reaching-state-of-maturity-challenge-or-opportunity

SCIENCE DAILY: Solar energy that doesn't block the view  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140819200219.htm

SINGULARITY WEBLOG: Ray Kurzweil on Singularity 1 on 1: Be Who You Would Like To Be http://www.singularityweblog.com/ray-kurzweil-on-singularity-1-on-1/

NORWAY TODAY: Over 300 earthquakes on Iceland - fears of volcanic eruption  http://www.norwaytoday.info/home_view.php?id=12407

NORWAY TODAY: Norwegian extremist shelves IS after their new murder video  http://www.norwaytoday.info/home_view.php?id=12405

NORWAY TODAY: Honored the Coast Guard for their Syria efforts  http://www.norwaytoday.info/home_view.php?id=12403

BBC: Iceland evacuates area near Bardarbunga volcano  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28870969?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

BBC: Up to 30,000 'eligible for Ebola drugs'  http://www.bbc.com/news/health-28865772

BBC:  Unrest in Ferguson draws attention from the US's critics http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-echochambers-28845076

BBC: The Wizard of Oz: Five alternative readings  http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20140819-the-wizard-of-oz-hidden-meanings

BBC: Macy's settles racial profiling cases  http://www.bbc.com/news/business/

BBC: Russia watchdog shuts four McDonald's in Moscow  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28867784

BBC: US hospital hack 'exploited Heartbleed flaw'   http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28867113

THE SCIENTIST: Methylation Tied to Alzheimer’s  http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/40802/title/Methylation-Tied-to-Alzheimer-s/

THE SCIENTIST: RNA-based Sex Determination? http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/40801/title/RNA-based-Sex-Determination-/

THE SCIENTIST: Antibiotics, Immunity, and Obesity  http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/40773/title/Antibiotics--Immunity--and-Obesity/

THE SCIENTIST: Nanomedicine  http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/40598/title/Nanomedicine/

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: Neandertals Disappeared from Europe Earlier Than Thought  http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/neandertals-disappeared-from-europe-earlier-than-thought/

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: What Came before the Big Bang? http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-came-before-the-big-bang/

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: Suburbs and Farms Team with Global Warming to Threaten Wild Animals and Plants  http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/suburbs-and-farms-team-with-global-warming-to-threaten-wild-animals-and-plants/

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: Tweets Identify Food Poisoning Outbreaks   http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/tweets-identify-food-poisoning-outbreaks/

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: Bio-Battery Produces Power from Your Perspiration   http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/bio-battery-produces-power-from-your-perspiration/

POPULAR SCIENCE: The Scientifically Best Way To Get Through A Day On No Sleep  http://www.popsci.com/article/science/scientifically-best-way-get-through-day-no-sleep?dom=PSC&loc=topstories&con=the-scientifically-best-way-to-get-through-a-day-on-no-sleep

POPULAR SCIENCE: Google Protects Its Undersea Fiber Optic Cables... From Sharks  http://www.popsci.com/article/science/google-protects-it-undersea-fiber-optic-cables-sharks?dom=PSC&loc=topstories&con=google-protects-its-undersea-fiber-optic-cables-from-sharks

POPULAR SCIENCE: Meet Harley Davidson's First Electric Motorcycle  http://www.popsci.com/article/cars/meet-harley-davidsons-first-electric-motorcycle?dom=PSC&loc=topstories&con=meet-harley-davidsons-first-electric-motorcycle

POPULAR SCIENCE: L.A.'s Earthquake Hazard Zone Provides Parks for Rich People  http://www.popsci.com/article/science/las-earthquake-hazard-zone-provides-parks-rich-people?dom=PSC&loc=topstories&con=las-earthquake-hazard-zone-provides-parks-for-rich-people

POPULAR SCIENCE: To Clean Up Oil Spills, Magnetize The Oil First  http://www.popsci.com/article/science/clean-oil-spills-magnetize-oil-first?dom=PSC&loc=topstories&con=to-clean-up-oil-spills-magnetize-the-oil-first

POPULAR SCIENCE: An Electronic Camouflage Cloak Inspired By Color-Changing Octopus Skin http://www.popsci.com/article/science/electronic-camouflage-cloak-inspired-color-changing-octopus-skin?dom=PSC&loc=recent&lnk=1&con=an-electronic-camouflage-cloak-inspired-by-colorchanging-octopus-skin

FORBES: Expectations Shift As Gen Y Moves Into The Workforce  http://www.forbes.com/sites/ey/2014/08/19/expectations-shift-as-gen-y-moves-into-the-workforce/?sr_source=lift_polar

FORBES: The World's Most Powerful Women 2014  http://www.forbes.com/sites/carolinehoward/2014/05/28/the-worlds-most-powerful-women-2014/

FORBES: California's Economic Collision Course: Immigration and Water  http://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasdelbeccaro/2014/08/19/calfiornias-economic-collision-course-immigration-and-water/

BUSINESS INSIDER: The US Navy is working on an incredible new underwater drone —  http://read.bi/1kVYHzK

FORTUNE: Barnes & Noble's path to e-books renaissance goes through Samsung  http://fortune.com/2014/08/20/barnes-noble-samsung/

FORTUNE: Bank of America reaches $17 billion settlement with U.S.  http://fortune.com/2014/08/20/bank-of-america-reaches-17-billion-settlement-with-u-s/

FORTUNE: Auto loan delinquencies rise as subprime lending gains steam  http://fortune.com/2014/08/20/auto-loan-delinquencies-rise-as-subprime-lending-gains-steam/

FORTUNE: Hewlett-Packard posts surprise revenue gain on strong PC sales  http://fortune.com/2014/08/20/hewlett-packard-posts-surprise-revenue-gain-on-strong-pc-sales/

FORTUNE: Wearable Intelligence raises $8 million to bring Google Glass into the workplace http://fortune.com/2014/08/20/wearable-intelligence-raises-8-million-to-bring-google-glass-into-the-workplace/

FORTUNE: A crash course in high tech for non-tech managers  http://fortune.com/2014/08/20/decoded-tech-for-non-managers/

FORTUNE: Want more women in the C-suite? Start with the supply chain  http://fortune.com/2014/08/20/want-more-women-in-the-c-suite-start-with-the-supply-chain/

ROYAL SOCIETY: Summer Science Exhibition proposals   https://royalsociety.org/summer-science/proposals/

ROYAL SOCIETY: Facial symmetry does not mean better childhood health  https://royalsociety.org/news/2014/symmetrical-faces-dont-mean-better-health/

ROYAL SOCIETY: Hang a piece of science history on your living room wall  https://royalsociety.org/news/2014/print-on-demand-service/

ROYAL SOCIETY: British astronaut Tim Peake’s next mission to International Space Station named Principia  https://royalsociety.org/news/2014/astronaut-tim-peake-principia/

MAX PLANCK INSTITUTES: More female scientists in leading positions  http://www.mpg.de/7999136/women-science

MAX PLANCK INSTITUTES: Searching for Earth's twin http://www.mpg.de/7957207/PLATO

MAX PLANCK INSTITUTES: “In some respects, the Wikipedia of science”  http://www.mpg.de/7617181/living-reviews-Schutz-interview

MAX PLANCK INSTITUTES: Ageing research cluster in Cologne moves closer together  http://www.mpg.de/7575444/MPI-Biology-Ageing-research_building

MAX PLANCK INSTITUTES: Studying wild chimpanzees in Taï National Park  http://www.mpg.de/7226027/chimpanzees-jungle

MAX PLANCK INSTITUTES: Grand opening of Max Planck Florida Institute in the USA  http://www.mpg.de/6660149/Grand_opening_Max_Planck_Florida_Institute

DER SPIEGEL:  'I Could Have Stopped Them': Ex-CIA Lawyer Defends Waterboarding Decision  http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/former-cia-lawyer-rizzo-defends-waterboarding-decision-a-986087.html

POPULAR MECHANICS: How Iron Dome is Changing Warfare—Whether it Works or Not  http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/military/missile-defense/how-iron-dome-is-changing-warfare-whether-it-works-or-not-17116085?click=pm_news

POPULAR MECHANICS: The Science of Disarming Syria’s Chemical Weapons  http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/military/news/the-science-of-disarming-syrias-chemical-weapons-16982565?click=pm_news

POPULAR MECHANICS: The Best Way to Help Detroit is by Tearing it Apart  http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/engineering/rebuilding-america/the-best-way-to-help-detroit-is-by-tearing-it-apart-17112196?click=pm_news

THE ATLANTIC: So What Exactly Is a 'Killer Robot'?  http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/08/calling-autonomous-weapons-killer-robots-is-genius/378799/

THE ATLANTIC: Blend Up the Internet and Everything Turns Orange  http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/08/the-color-of-every-photo-on-the-internet-blended-together-is-orange/378614/

THE ATLANTIC: Listening In: The Navy Is Tracking Ocean Sounds Collected by Scientists  http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/08/listening-in-the-navy-is-tracking-ocean-sounds-collected-by-scientists/378630/

THE ATLANTIC: A Secret Code in Google Translate?  http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/08/a-secret-code-in-google-translate/378864/

THE ATLANTIC: How Much Should You Know About How Facebook Works?  http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/08/how-much-should-you-know-about-how-facebook-works/378812/

THE ATLANTIC: Google Knows You Better Than You Know Yourself  http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/08/google-knows-you-better-than-you-know-yourself/378608/

GIZMODO: The first "Automata" trailer is finally out and it looks spectacular: http://gizmo.do/51DkfFE 

HOW STUFF WORKS: 10 Bizarre Treatments Doctors Used to Think Were Legit  http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/biology-fields/10-bizarre-treatments.htm

HOW STUFF WORKS: What if you fell into a black hole?  http://science.howstuffworks.com/science-vs-myth/what-if/what-if-fell-into-black-hole.htm

HOW STUFF WORKS: Top 10 Germs on Your Smartphone  http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/cellular-microscopic/top-10-germs-smartphone.htm

HOW STUFF WORKS: What if everyone on Earth spoke the same language?  http://science.howstuffworks.com/science-vs-myth/what-if/what-if-everyone-spoke-one-language.htm

HOW STUFF WORKS: 10 Failed Google Projects  http://computer.howstuffworks.com/10-failed-google-projects.htm

DNA impedance biosensor for the early detection of cancer   http://www.nanowerk.com/nanotechnology-news/newsid=36981.php

THE MOSCOW TIMES: Branson Marshals International Business to Ask Putin for Peace in Ukraine http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/branson-marshals-international-business-to-ask-putin-for-peace-in-ukraine/505534.html

THE GLOBE AND MAIL: German chip maker Infineon to buy U.S. firm for $3-billion  http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/international-business/german-chip-maker-infineon-to-buy-us-firm-for-3-billion/article20135744/

THE GLOBE AND MAIL: Private equity stalks Shutterfly in latest billion-dollar tech buyout   http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/business-technology/private-equity-stalks-shutterfly-in-latest-billion-dollar-tech-buyout/article20132958/

THE GLOBE AND MAIL: Parents keeping kids’ identities off social media amid privacy concerns   http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/tech-news/no-photos-parents-keep-kids-identities-off-social-media-amid-privacy-concerns/article20113266/

THE GLOBE AND MAIL: Canada is good at inventing, not so good at selling  http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/small-business/sb-digital/innovation/canada-is-good-at-inventing-not-so-good-at-selling/article20082176/

THE GLOBE AND MAIL: Sticky data: Why even 'anonymized' information can still identify you   http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/digital-culture/sticky-data-why-even-anonymized-information-can-still-identify-you/article19918717/

THE GLOBE AND MAIL: Google’s secretive Camp conference draws global elites  http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/business-technology/googles-secretive-camp-conference-draws-global-leaders/article19911828/

COMPUTERWORLD: IT puts millennials to work - as mentors  http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250398/IT_puts_millennials_to_work_as_mentors?pageNumber=2

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Dictators Upbraid U.S. for Racial Unrest in Ferguson   http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2014/08/19/dictators-upbraid-u-s-for-racial-unrest-in-ferguson/

FAST COMPANY: 6 Tech Leaders On What It Takes To Get Hired At Their Companies  www.fastcompany.com/3034552/hit-the-ground-running/5-tech-leaders-on-what-it-takes-to-get-hired-at-their-companies

FAST COMPANY: Uber's Plans For Global Domination, Revealed Through Job Listings  http://www.fastcompany.com/3034632/most-creative-people/ubers-plans-for-global-domination-revealed-through-job-listings

FAST COMPANY: 6 Tech Leaders On What It Takes To Get Hired At Their Companies  http://www.fastcompany.com/3034552/hit-the-ground-running/5-tech-leaders-on-what-it-takes-to-get-hired-at-their-companies

COMPUTERWORLD: How Tesla will help bring renewable energy to your business or home  http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250536/How_Tesla_will_help_bring_renewable_energy_to_your_business_or_home

BLOOMBERG: HP Third-Quarter Sales Top Estimates as PC Revenue Jumps  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-20/hp-third-quarter-sales-top-estimates-as-pc-revenue-jumps.html

BLOOMBERG: U.S. Stocks Advance While Bonds Fall on Meeting Minutes  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-19/most-asian-futures-climb-amid-apple-record-oil-rebounds.html

BLOOMBERG: Argentine Bond Swap More Dream Than Real for KBC to JPMorgan  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-20/argentine-bond-swap-more-dream-than-reality-for-kbc-to-jpmorgan.html

BLOOMBERG: Russia Forces Its Popular Bloggers to Register -- Or Else  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-19/russia-forces-its-popular-bloggers-to-register-or-else.html

BLOOMBERG:  The Chart That Helps Explain Cisco's 6,000 Job Cuts  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-14/the-chart-that-helps-explain-cisco-s-6-000-job-cuts.html

CIO: Smart Armband Maker Sets Sights on the Enterprise  http://www.cio.com/article/2466225/wearable-technology/smart-armband-maker-sets-sights-on-enterprise-with-smartglass-partnerships.html

CIO: 3 Mistaken Assumptions About What Big Data Can Do For You  http://www.cio.com/article/2466321/big-data/3-mistaken-assumptions-about-what-big-data-can-do-for-you.html

CIO: New Hospital CEOs Tend to Be Outsiders, Were Rarely CIOs  http://www.cio.com/article/2466491/healthcare/new-hospital-ceos-tend-to-be-outsiders-were-rarely-cios.html

BBC: US secret military mission tried to free James Foley and other hostages in Syria this summer, but failed - Pentagon http://bbc.in/1q1eRaf

SCIENCE ALERT: A simple laser blast could help grow your teeth back   http://sciencealert.com.au/news/20143005-25584.html

SCIENCE ALERT: Sperm and eggs carry genetic memories of parents' health well before conception  http://www.sciencealert.com.au/news/20141808-26038.html

SCIENCE ALERT: Student develops solar-powered lens that purifies polluted water   http://www.sciencealert.com.au/news/20141808-26036.html

SCIENCE ALERT: Lifting the toxic curse  http://www.sciencealert.com.au/opinions/20140306-25606-2.html

SCIENCE ALERT: Google has to reinforce its internet cables because sharks keep biting them http://www.sciencealert.com.au/news/20141808-26032.html

SCIENCE ALERT: Australian researchers make microscopes 20 times more sensitive   http://www.sciencealert.com.au/news/20141708-26030.html

SCIENCE ALERT: For the first time a woman has won mathematics’ top prize   http://www.sciencealert.com.au/news/20141308-26014.html

FINANCIAL TIMES: Fast Asia Open - Weak yen to lift Tokyo stocks http://on.ft.com/1tn2Pcw

MIT TECH REVIEW: View from the Marketplace: What Every Company Should Know About Agile Software Development… provided by Atlassian http://techre.vu/1snUfsZ

DEFENSE SYSTEMS: New hacking scenario emerges: Wi-Fi signal-sniffing drones  http://defensesystems.com/Articles/2014/08/15/Drones-can-hack-WiFi-networks.aspx

NEUROSCIENTIST: Taking the Pulse of the Aging Brain: Researchers Map the Pulse Pressure and Elasticity of Arteries in the Brain http://www.neuroscientistnews.com/research-news/taking-pulse-aging-brain-researchers-map-pulse-pressure-and-elasticity-arteries-brain#sthash.kxQ7EWhB.dpuf

The IDF may expand its sniper capability  http://i-hls.com/2014/08/idf-may-expand-sniper-capability/

ISRAELI HOMELAND SECURITY: A ‘Ghost’ in operational status soon  http://i-hls.com/2014/08/ghost-operational-status-soon/

THINK PROGRESS: Renewables Projected To Add Triple The Capacity Of New Fossil Fuel Plants By 2030  http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/01/3449868/renewables-soar/

IO9: Automata Trailer Shows Off A Robot Action Movie That Gets Robots Right  http://io9.com/automata-trailer-shows-off-a-robot-action-movie-that-ge-1624643662?utm_campaign=socialflow_io9_facebook&utm_source=io9_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

THE GERMAN ARE COMING AFTER TESLA. WIRED: BMW Launches Its Answer to Tesla’s Supercharger Network http://www.wired.com/2014/08/bmw-i3-charger-network/

ASTRO WATCH: Russia's New Space Program: Killing Asteroids and Lunar Exploration  http://www.astrowatch.net/2014/08/russias-new-space-program-killing.html

IMAGE USA: Israeli Company May Have Found Cure for ALS  http://www.imageusa.com/archives/20874

ISRAEL HOMELAND SECURITY: Fast Draw – UK may ban arms trade with Israel  http://i-hls.com/2014/08/fast-draw-uk-may-ban-arms-trade-israel/

THE JAPANESE TIME: U.S. Navy kicks out 34 for cheating at nuclear power training www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/08/21/world/u-s-navy-kicks-34-cheating-nuclear-power-training-site/#.U_VowGMb8mwsite 

THE JAPAN TIMES: Citibank Japan to withdraw from retail banking business  www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/08/20/business/corporate-business/citibank-japan-withdraw-retail-banking-business/#.U_VpFGMb8mw

THE JAPAN TIMES: McDonald’s admits to sale item overcharge, will offer refunds  www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/08/21/national/mcdonalds-admits-sale-item-overcharge-will-offer-refunds/#.U_VpUmMb8mw

THE JAPAN TIMES: Northern California patient tested for possible Ebola exposure  http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/08/21/world/science-health-world/northern-california-patient-tested-possible-ebola-exposure/#.U_VphWMb8mw

THE JAPAN TIMES: Liberian police seal off 50,000 in Monrovia slum as Ebola death toll hits new high  http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/08/21/world/liberian-police-seal-off-50000-in-monrovia-slum-as-ebola-death-toll-hits-new-high/#.U_VpxGMb8mw

THE JAPAN TIMES: Northern California patient tested for possible Ebola exposure  http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/08/21/world/science-health-world/northern-california-patient-tested-possible-ebola-exposure/#.U_VqEmMb8mw

THE JAPAN TIMES: Brain-scan tests show how children learn mathematical skills  http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/08/19/world/science-health-world/brain-scan-tests-show-how-children-learn-mathematical-skills/#.U_VqSGMb8mw

THE JAPAN TIMES: Man-made earthquakes weaker than natural earthquakes of same magnitude: U.S. study http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/08/19/world/science-health-world/man-made-earthquakes-weaker-than-natural-earthquakes-of-same-magnitude-u-s-study/#.U_VqeGMb8mw

THE CHINA TIMES: China to contribute to new global trade system http://thechinatimes.com/online/2014/07/7097.html

THE CHINA TIMES: BMW, China’s Brilliance extend contract term  http://thechinatimes.com/online/2014/07/6997.html

THE CHINA TIMES: China contributes $41 bln to contingent reserve to the BRICS http://thechinatimes.com/online/2014/07/6962.html

THE CHINA TIMES: BRICS voices disappointment with non-implementation of IMF reforms   http://thechinatimes.com/online/2014/07/6945.html

THE KOREA TIMES: US official discusses sanctions on NK, Russia  http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2014/08/120_163323.html

THE KOREA TIMES: Petrochemical firms vow to boost investment, create jobs  http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/biz/2014/08/123_163317.html

THE KOREA TIMES: SK Telecom tackles digital divide  http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/tech/2014/08/133_163258.html

THE KOREA TIMES: SK C&C partners Hortonworks for big data  http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/tech/2014/08/133_163313.html

THE KOREA TIMES: LS Cable wins $100 million contract in Norway  http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/tech/2014/08/133_163200.html

APPLE, GET BEYOND READY. THE KOREA TIMES: Samsung to tackle Apple head-on in mobile market  http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/tech/2014/08/133_163198.html

PAY ATTENTION. THE INDIA TIMES: Apple Stores Users' Data on Chinese Servers?  http://www.indiatimes.com/technology/enterprise/apple-stores-users-data-on-chinese-servers-168844.html

THE INDIA TIMES: 50 Things Science Can't Explain  http://www.indiatimes.com/technology/science/50-things-science-cant-explain-167166.html

THE INDIA TIMES: Wow! Robots Can See Through Solid Walls!  http://www.indiatimes.com/technology/gadgets/wow-robots-can-see-through-solid-walls-167451.html

TAIPEI TIMES: China fines 12 Japanese parts suppliers http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/biz/archives/2014/08/21/2003597882

TAIWAN NEWS: U.S. dollar down in early Taipei trading http://www.taiwannews.com.tw/etn/news_content.php?id=2554297

TAIWAN NEWS: Warren Buffett's firm to pay $896,000 penalty http://www.taiwannews.com.tw/etn/news_content.php?id=2554178

TAIWAN NEWS: Why Bank of America deal might not cost it $17B  http://www.taiwannews.com.tw/etn/news_content.php?id=2554164