Taiwan concerned over China high-tech talent poaching
Taiwan Wednesday voiced concern over "malicious talent poaching" in reaction to a report that a high-tech firm run by former Chinese president Jiang Zemin's son was aggressively recruiting staff from the ...
S. Korea formally dumps 'scientific' whaling plan
South Korea confirmed Wednesday that it had formally dropped its fiercely criticised plan to resume "scientific" whaling and adopted non-lethal means to study the mammals in its waters.
Ref has 'final word' on goal-line technology
Referees can reject the use of goal-line technology or even overrule it in the Club World Cup, which starts this week in Japan, a senior FIFA official said.
Samsung promotes chairman's son to vice chairman
Samsung Electronics Co. promoted its chairman's only son to vice chairman, putting the 44-year-old closer to the top leadership position at the world's largest maker of memory chips, mobile phones and TVs.
Japan eyes reduced emission cut target
Japan may backpedal on its pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions by a quarter, an official said Wednesday, dealing a further blow to already deadlocked global warming talks in Doha.
Amazon launches Kindle content service for kids
Amazon is launching a subscription service for children's games, videos and books aimed at getting more kids to use its Kindle Fire tablet devices.
World Bank: Arab World hit hard by climate change
(AP)—The Middle East and North Africa will be especially hard hit by climate change in the coming decades, the World Bank said in a report Wednesday, saying the region will see less rainfall, more recording-breaking ...
Australian scientists develop coconut-tasting pineapple
Australian researchers are working on a new breed of pineapple—one that is not only sweet and juicy but which has the added tropical taste of coconut.
Urban sparrows find new use for cigarette butts
Cigarette butts are widely reviled as an urban nuisance but birds in Mexico City see them as a boon, apparently using them to deter parasites from their nests, scientists say.
Andromeda wants you: Astronomers ask public to find star clusters in Hubble images
Astronomers at the University of Utah and elsewhere are seeking volunteers to explore the galaxy next door, Andromeda. The newly launched Andromeda Project will use people power to examine thousands of Hubble ...