South Korean Researchers Clone Stem Cells From Human Adults

Scientists from South Korea have devised a technique for cloning adult stem cells that doesn’t involve the destruction of human embryos. The resulting stem cells, which are highly personalized, could be used to treat illnesses such as heart disease and blindness — but the technique could also be used to clone adults. It’s a processContinue reading “South Korean Researchers Clone Stem Cells From Human Adults”

Chinese Communist Newspaper Falls For The Onion Naming North Korea’s Leader The “Sexiest Man Alive”

  ‘The Onion’ report named North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un as the “Sexiest Man Alive” for 2012, and ‘The People’s Daily’ in China took it as real news and ran a 55-page photo spread on its website as a tribute to Kim. The Chinese paper even quoted ‘The Onion’s’ story, writing “With his devastatingly handsome,Continue reading “Chinese Communist Newspaper Falls For The Onion Naming North Korea’s Leader The “Sexiest Man Alive””

Research from Asia is overturning long-held notions about the factors that drive people to commit suicide

  SHANGHAI, CHINA—Mrs. Y’s death would have stumped many experts. A young mother and loyal wife, the rural Chinese woman showed none of the standard risk factors for suicide. She was not apparently depressed or mentally ill. Villagers said she exuded happiness and voiced few complaints. But when a neighbor publicly accused Mrs. Y ofContinue reading “Research from Asia is overturning long-held notions about the factors that drive people to commit suicide”