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Japan scientist quits as cell research discredited

By Fri, Dec 19, 2014 1:25PM UTC Japanese researcher Haruko Obokata. Pic: AP.

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese researcher whose claim of a major breakthrough in stem cell research was discredited has resigned after the government lab where she worked failed to replicate her results.

Sony hacked by ‘sophisticated actor’, says White House

By Fri, Dec 19, 2014 12:56PM UTC Sony Pictures has cancelled the release of 'The Interview'. Pic: AP.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says evidence shows the hack against Sony Pictures was carried out by a “sophisticated actor” with “malicious intent.”

Making Mathematics relevant in Southeast Asia

By Thu, Dec 18, 2014 10:55AM UTC Mathematics teachers attend a workshop in Northern Thailand. Pic: AP.

In Europe and North America there is a commonly held belief that Asian students are inherently good at Mathematics. This stereotype has been reinforced in recent years by the success of China, Singapore, Korea and Japan in international mathematics rankings compiled by PISA, the Programme for International Student Assessment.

US probe links NKorea to Sony hacking

By Thu, Dec 18, 2014 9:48AM UTC Pic: AP.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. official says federal investigators have now connected the Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. hacking to North Korea and may make a statement in the near future.

Japan: McDonald’s cuts french fries portions amid potato shortage

By Wed, Dec 17, 2014 12:39PM UTC Pic: AP.

TOKYO (AP) — Only small fries with that? McDonald’s in Japan has begun limiting the serving size of fries as stocks of spuds run short due to labor disruptions on the U.S. West Coast.

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