Can Japanese tech ease traffic jams in India’s Silicon Valley?

(CNN)It’s one of India’s top IT hubs, but Bangalore is looking to Japan rather than homegrown talent for a groundbreaking solution to its notorious congestion problem. Cameras and sensors will be laced across the city, and GPS devices placed on public buses to enable traffic busters to monitor congestion levels.…

Continue reading

Jin Yong, Chinese martial arts author and cultural icon, dies aged 94

Beijing (CNN)Louis Cha, the Chinese martial arts novel grandmaster said to have sold more books than “Harry Potter” author J K Rowling, died in Hong Kong on Tuesday after a long illness. He was 94. Although he wrote only in his native language, and just a fraction of works have…

Continue reading

This Is Where The Water Wars Of The Future Will Be Fought

As the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report made clear last week, there are some daunting times ahead. On top of threats to biodiversity and infrastructure, one of the many climate change impacts explored in the report was intense droughts and mass water shortages. In turn, this has…

Continue reading

The Arctic’s Melting Permafrost Is Now Leaking Acid

As the global temperature gets progressively higher, the northernmost regions of America, Europe, and Asia have experienced an unexpected thawing. The frozen solid ground that covers much of this region, known as the permafrost, is melting due to climate change, and this is expected to have serious worldwide detrimental effects. Now researchers…

Continue reading

Did Chris Collins Forget the Martha Stewart Trial?

The day after Christmas 2001, Sam Waksal, the chief executive of ImClone Systems, began selling off shares in the company after learning that the Food and Drug Administration according to the indictment. Then Cameron Collins gave the information to his future father-in-law, Stephen Zarsky. Cameron Collins also told his fiancée…

Continue reading

Rescuers up against ‘water and time’ to save remaining teammates trapped in Thai cave

Tham Luang caves, Thailand (CNN)The operation to rescue the remaining boys and their coach from a flooded cave in northern Thailand was expected to resume Monday morning, but heavy rain threatened to further complicate the mission. “We have two obstacles: water and time,” said Chiang Rai Gov. Narongsak Osotthanakorn earlier…

Continue reading

Thai cave rescue: Soccer team found alive one kilometer underground

Chiang Rai, Thailand (CNN)Thais reacted with relief and jubilation after rescue teams reported that they’d found all 12 boys and their soccer coach alive in a cave in Thailand nine days after the group went missing. “We are coming, many people are coming. Many people, we are the first.” The…

Continue reading

Drug-Resistant “Super Gonorrhea” Is On The Rise And Going Global

The ongoing arms race between germs and humans is seeing more and more cases of drug-resistant gonorrhea springing up across the world, according to international health agencies. This grim sign of our times doesn’t just mean gonorrhea is becoming much harder to treat, it could also mean that this common…

Continue reading

Apple Earnings Show Growing Immunity to Smartphone Malaise

As industry cools, CEO cooks up new services, raises prices Apple’s success elsewhere doesn’t help smartphone suppliers Apple Inc.’s results confirmed that, while the days of double-digit smartphone industry growth are over, Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook has a plan to withstand the slowdown. The shares gained in late trading…

Continue reading

The Rich Are Betting On Living to 100

survey, 53 percent of wealthy investors said they expected to live to 100. Hitting triple digits won’t be easy, but it’s not as outlandish as it used to be. The average Japanese woman now has a life expectancy of 87, OECD study in the Journal of the American Medical Association…

Continue reading