The Battle of ‘Miss Saigon’: Yellowface, Art and Opportunity – The New York Times

Cover Photo A Broadway opening-night picket of “Miss Saigon” in 1991. Credit Corky Lee The Battle of ‘Miss Saigon’: Yellowface, Art and Opportunity The musical — a love story set during the Vietnam War — ignited a fierce debate over the casting of a white actor in a Eurasian role. Now, it’s back on Broadway. […]

Corporate database leak exposes millions of contact details

They include over 100,000 military personnel. A 52.2GB corporate database that has leaked online compromises the contact details over 33.7 million employees in the United States. The list includes government workers, most of whom are soldiers and other military personnel from the Department of Defense. According to ZDNet, the database came from business services firm Dun […]

The Wild Boars of Fukushima – The Atlantic

The Wild Boars of Fukushima Six years after the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, the evacuation zone around the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant remains devoid of humans—but the boars have moved in. Reuters reports that after the people left, wild boars living in the nearby hills came down to the towns […]

How Brain Scientists Forgot That Brains Have Owners – The Atlantic

Google Microdata Mobile only ad Article “Cover” Five neuroscientists argue that fancy new technologies have led the field astray. Google Metadata A rat’s brain activity is recorded by sensors connected to its head. Reuters It’s a good time to be interested in the brain. Neuroscientists can now turn neurons on or off with just a […]

TSA Warns Local Police About Its New Airport Pat-Downs – Bloomberg

A new universal “comprehensive” search may prompt passenger complaints to law enforcement.T he U.S. Transportation Security Administration has declined to say exactly where—and how—employees will be touching air travelers as part of the more invasive physical pat-down procedure it recently ordered. The most important business stories of the day. Get Bloomberg’s daily newsletter. But the […]