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Eating with thankfulness has its benefits

Dear Wang Yong,I very much enjoyed reading your column (August 15), and discussed it with my wife, Karen....

August 22, 2014, Friday

‘Asianization’ of Innovation: China closing gap with US, Europe on R&D spending

FOR a century, the major economies of Western Europe, the United States and Japan have dominated innovation. Today, they have been joined by large emerging economies, spearheaded by China. In 2012, China’s ...

August 21, 2014, Thursday

Billionaire’s about-face shows peril of climate politics

There are few areas of public discourse where the adage, “People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones,” is more applicable than climate change....

August 20, 2014, Wednesday

Robin Williams — A comic genius who named it all except his own depression

Robin Williams once joked that death is “nature’s way to let you know your table is ready....

August 19, 2014, Tuesday

Ebola outbreak shows need for global health fund

The Ebola epidemic in at least four West African countries (Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria) demands not only an emergency response to halt the outbreak; it also calls for re-...

August 19, 2014, Tuesday

Quantum physics at edge of more discoveries

ALMOST a century ago, the first galaxy beyond our own was discovered, and within a decade the theory that the universe is expanding was first proposed. Today, physics stands at a new threshold. On July ...

August 15, 2014, Friday

Abysmal ruling on Argentine debt gives windfall to vultures

ON July 30, Argentina’s creditors did not receive their semiannual payment on the bonds that were restructured after the country’s last default in 2001. Argentina had deposited US$539 million in the Bank ...

August 14, 2014, Thursday

The Asian culture of suppressing ego not helpful

A professor friend of mine teaches Asian American studies in San Francisco. Every semester she catches her students cheating, mostly in the form of plagiarism. Most of those, given the subject matter ...

August 13, 2014, Wednesday

Why bombing Palestinian civilians?

EVEN if we accept that Israel has a legitimate reason to shut down tunnels that are used to infiltrate Palestinian commandos into Israel, this does not explain why it is necessary to bomb schools, power ...

August 8, 2014, Friday

Amid danger, joy of travel transcends fears

MY mother still remembers me as a happy Vietnamese child whenever I got to fly in an airplane during the Vietnam War. Flying was full of risks and dangers back then, but I was apparently a bouncy and ...

August 7, 2014, Thursday


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