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  1. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    North Korea Human Rights Film Festival offers tales of horror, heroism

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 04:52am by Amy Nip

    ... a visit to the North Korea Human Rights Film Festival at City University. Born in Jilin in 1963, he flex with his family to North Korea to escape the turbulence of the Cultural Revolution when he ... believes she narrowly avoided falling victim to human trafficking. "I was worried that I would be repatriated, but then I sensed something was not right. There were men waiting for me ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Thin line between apes and humans

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 08:37pm by Mathew Scott

    ... the civil rights movement had gripped America and shaken that nation into facing up to issues of freedom and basic human rights. “I was struck by how these films were about violence, fear, hatred ... way of being- they make the mistake of seeing them not in their own right but on a trajectory towards humanity," he says. Since the release of Charles Darwin's On the Origin ...

  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Chinese International School's student human rights group

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... International School (CIS) have made it their mission to champion human rights issues across the school. Their commitment and maturity has been a revelation- and inspiration- to grown-ups around them, especially Brian Kern, the English teacher they invited to guide them. A member of Amnesty International's human rights education team before he joined CIS four years ago, Kern was keen to share ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: The Inner Enemies of Democracy, by Tzvetan Todorov

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by David Wilson

    ... is in the Declaration of Human Rights enough to make war on everybody for as long as the world lasts!" Péguy was right, according to Bulgarian-born historian Tzvetan Todorov. The chief threat to world peace is neither religious extremism nor cross-border terrorism: the real threat is modern devotees of democracy, writes Todorov, whose concern for real human rights was shaped by growing up ...

  5. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    At home, work and play, the robots are coming

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 03:29am by Martin Williams

    ... In May, Hong Kong became the base for Hanson Robotics, a company founded in the United States with the aim of developing bio-inspired technology for use on human-like robots with neuro-inspired ... by Samsung Techwin, it stands around half the height of a human. There's no attempt to resemble a person. Instead, it totes a machine gun plus a grenade launcher, which can be swivelled ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    An IB education stresses human values, but not an ideology

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:45am by Anjali Hazari

    ... believe in, such as being conscious of the environment to preserve the planet for the future, but we are not fanatical about it. We are aware of human rights and respect for people, ... Anjali Hazari life@scmp.com An IB education stresses human values, but does not foist a specific ideological position on students, a former senior educator tells Anjali Hazari An open mind ...

  7. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Paradigm shift in who decides what makes the news- editors or tech bosses?

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 04:18am by GUARDIAN

    ... It is impossible for humans to filter efficiently the vast numbers of images, videos, tweets and updates created and shared by humans, bots and devices. By 2020, according to consultants Gartner, ... of newsrooms, not only leaves news unbound, it also removes the culture of editorial filtering. Centuries of human debate over cultural values, expressed in everything from intrusive front page leads ...

  8. Lifestyle - Technology - NEUROBIOLOGY

    Mapping brains of fruit fly larvae may help build similar 'atlas' for humans

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 04:56am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Mapping behaviour of fruit fly larvae raises possibility of cracking code to how we tick Navigating a path to a human brain atlas Researchers have identified the brain neurons ... thoughts. Such a human brain atlas is one goal of the US$100 million BRAIN Initiative that US President Barack Obama announced a year ago, and the fly research raises hopes it will be possible ...

  9. News - World - Artificial Intelligence

    Silicon Valley big guns back Vicarious, software with a human touch

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:53am by GDN

    ... the jobs that employ most human beings. "We tell investors that right now, human beings are doing a lot of things that computers should be able to do," he said. ... The Guardian in New York Big guns back software with a human touch Some of Silicon Valley's biggest names are pouring cash into a hitherto low-profile tech firm that claims ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - POSTCARD TORONTO

    Postcard from Toronto

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by Helen Barlow

    ... that his third feature as a writer-director, Top Five, sold to Paramount Pictures for US$12.5 million for worldwide rights after a fierce bidding war. Made for little more than US$10 million, ... Buddies in tone. A tense, cynical thriller about human trafficking, South Korean film Haemoo is the debut directorial effort of Shim Sung-bo, best known as the screenwriting partner of Bong ...




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