A controversial new study out of Yale concludes that people who speak languages without future verb tenses like Chinese are better at preparing for the future than people who use a future tense like in English, French, and Spanish for example.
She isn’t old enough to get a driver's license or vote. But at 17, Agnes Chow is already a political player in Hong Kong. As one of the leaders of an influential student activist group called Scholarism, Chow is part of a new political generation making its mark in the Chinese territory.
The Cantonese-speaking heartland of southern China is also the country's most populous region. But Beijing still considers the region's native language of Cantonese to be a minority dialect, and now it wants Cantonese broadcasters to switch to Mandarin — but why now?
Beijing-based Tsering Woeser has been documenting Tibetan self-immolation protests online for the past few years. But she says Facebook has now deleted one of her posts, and not for the reasons of graphic content that they've given her.
A post-Fukushima effort to crowdsource radiation data in Japan has since become the largest source of radiation data in the country. And it's now set to expand to other parts of the world. Catherine Winter reports from Tokyo.
Two years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, renewable energy is surging in Japan. But economic pressures are also helping revive support for nuclear power, leading to an internal tug-of-war over Japan's energy future.