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  1. News - China - SCIENCE

    Is corruption all in the mind?

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 04:02am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Mainland research suggests that graft may have a physiological basis, and that some people's brains are hard-wired for bribery Is corruption all ... for corruption. Science has long searched for a neural mechanism that might explain why people deviate from social norms of behaviour. One recent study by mainland behavioural neuroscientists focused ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books - WAR

    Book review: No Good Men Among the Living, by Anand Gopal

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by MCT

    ... by the credulous-seeming Americans, is unrepentantly corrupt and keeps a young boy close at hand. (In Afghanistan, pedophilia is seen as a perquisite of authority.) The most conflicted but triumphant story ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - TECHNOLOGY

    Book: Virtual Unreality: Just because the internet told you so, how do you know it's true? By Charles Seife

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by Richard James Havis

    ... is an essential read for those who want to maintain their security. Seife starts with an extended metaphor that compares digital information with our DNA. Just as a real-life virus corrupts our DNA, so ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books

    Book review: Film Noir, edited by Paul Duncan and Jurgen Muller

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

    ... tempted away from the straight and the narrow, while the women come emboldened- corrupted even- by the freedoms war has forced society to give them. Film noir ranks next to the western as being ... of corruption south of the border. It could have been a fitting climax, with characters- played by, among others, Welles himself, Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh and Marlene Dietrich- desperate ...

  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Don and Bridget Brewster of Agape International Missions on combating Cambodia's child sex traffickers

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 09:41am by Elaine Yau

    ... their children. So it [sex trafficking of children] becomes a moral and spiritual issue." Brewster believes the collapse of Cambodia's moral fabric also bred a corrupt bureaucracy, which has ... Rouge, who kept the system the same way to protect themselves. The corrupt police who tip off brothels about raids are just doing what police in Cambodia are supposed to do. Their jobs are meant ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: Carnival China, by Kerry Brown

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 11:52am by David Wilson

    ... website between 2006 and 2013, Brown scrutinises the corruption that dogged officialdom during the "muddling through" age of Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao. Disgraced former ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Venice hosts International Contemporary Dance Festival

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 11:52am by Debra Levine

    ... Debra Levine Contemporary dance flows into the City of Water Venice's enchanting waterways have lately given rise to political discord, such as on June 4, when mayor Giorgio Orsoni and more than 30 fellow government officials were charged with corruption related to a flood-control project. But the converging Po and Piave rivers will soon revert to a more customary role- ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Welsh director Gareth Evans' second 'Raid' movie is an all-action expansion of the first Indonesia-filmed hit

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 11:52am by Helen Barlow

    ... Evans can start over again. Take two follows charismatic detective Rama (Uwais) as he goes undercover. He assumes the identity of a villager named Yuda to infiltrate a police corruption ring, ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Renowned French photographer Gérard Rancinan brings CHAOS to Art Basel

    Posted May 15th 2014, 09:32am by Tracey Furniss

    ... is a contemporary portrait of the American Revolution ridden with violence and gang wars where New York is overrun by corruption. Set in an open black room decorated with gas masks, trash and residual burn ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books - AMERICA

    Book Review: The Price of Silence, by William Cohan

    Posted May 18th 2014, 03:45pm by MCT

    ... Mark Dent The Price of Silence: The Duke Lacrosse Scandal, the Power of the Elite and the Corruption of Our Great Universities by William Cohan Scribner 4 stars Mark Dent The details you may recall of the March 2006 Duke lacrosse scandal are probably scant. Three members of a lacrosse team were charged with the rape of a stripper after a sloppy if not malicious investigation ...




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