China – Biggest online retailer has a ‘Rent a Boyfriend’ section…

Originally posted on The Other Asian News:
China has some interesting matchmaking and dating practices. There are love hunters who track down potential wives for China’s richest bachelors and there are “leftover women,” who are criticized for being older than 27 and unmarried. In some cases, when a male dies too young, families have “ghost marriages,” exhuming female corpses and marrying…

Japan proves again it has two faces, (二つの顔 Futatsu no kao) ;Intends to continue Antarctic whale hunt in 2015/16

Originally posted on The Other Asian News:
photo credit – http://www.speakupforblue.com/caption The Japanese government has shown again it’s not honorable with it’s promises and commitments and really has 2 faces 二つの顔 Futatsu no kao The Japanese government does what it does best – Does or says something honorable and honest to your face, and…

Twitter to take steps to prevent surveillance of its users…to thwart spying by government intelligence agencies.

Twitter said it has implemented a security technology that makes it harder to spy on its users and called on other Internet firms to do the same, as Web providers look to thwart spying by government intelligence agencies. The online messaging service, which began scrambling communications in 2011 using traditional HTTPS encryption, said it has…

McDonald’s Sues Protesters for Rejecting the Fast Food Junk

“We’re doing this for your own protection.” Protesters with the Australian group BurgerOff are hearing a similar phrase from McDonald’s. The fast food giant is suing  protestors who object to the birth of a new McDonald’s restaurant near an elementary school. What’s more, Mickey D’s (slang for McDonald’s) is saying that the lawsuit is for the protesters’ own protection.…

Scientific Studies Showing Adverse Health Effects From Wi-Fi

Papers finding adverse biological effects or damage to health from Wi-Fi signals, Wi-Fi-enabled devices or Wi-Fi frequencies (2.4 or 5 GHz). Papers listed are only those where exposures were 16V/m or below.  Someone using a Wi-Fi-enabled tablet computer can be exposed to electromagnetic fields up to 16V/m.  Papers are in alphabetical order.  A file of first pages, for…

Britney Spears Used to Scare Away Somali Pirates

Source: Time.com The only thing Somali pirates hate more than not kidnapping people is “Oops I Did It Again” by Britney Spears–at least according to merchant navy officer Rachel Owens. In a bid to deter the pirates from approaching supertankers on the east coast of Africa and attempting to kidnap their crews, ships have begun…

GMO Foods Advocate Urges Industry Accept Labeling

Mark Lynas—maybe the most famous apologist for GMO foods ever—this week urged a gathering of food and biotech industry employees to stop battling the growing movement to label foods made with genetically engineered ingredients. Lynas shocked his audience, convened for a food packing and processing confab called the Center for Food Integrity Summit, when he dropped this bomb about half way…

Meanwhile In Korea – The Advanced Institute of Science and Technology constructs road that wirelessly charges moving electric buses

An electric bus that charges its batteries while driving (rather than while sitting idle in a charging station) is no longer science fiction. Researchers at Korea’s Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) recently constructed a seven and a half mile stretch of asphalt roadway in the city of Gumi in South Korea with specialized…

Meanwhile In Australia – Government to drive bikie gangs such as Finks and Bandidos out of Gold Coast and their own clubhouses

ACCUSED Gold Coast bikie brawl instigator Jacques Teamo has handed himself in to police. The senior Bandidos bikie walked into Southport police station accompanied by his lawyer Chris Hannay just after 9am on Tuesday. He was named in Southport Magistrates Court as the leader of a ‘lynch mob’ of 60 Bandidos who terrorised the Gold…