China taking steps to boost domestic consumption

China has a new scheme that will: 1. raise wages, focusing especially on rural workers, whose incomes are about 30 percent of what city dwellers earn. The aim is to not only boost consumption but alleviate that growing and problematic wage gap. 2. China will deemphasize the manufacturing sector in favor of the more labor-intensive …

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Scientists create illusion of having three arms and the experience of being in someone elses body

Arvid Guterstam conducting an experiment. Brain scientists at Karolinska Institutet (sweden) have now shown that it is possible to make healthy volunteers experience having three arms at the same time. A related study at Karolinska is said to have resulted in people perceiving that their physical selves were located not in their own bodies, but …

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