Medical News Today: Listening and reading evoke almost identical brain activity

Whether the words of a story come from listening or reading, it appears that the brain activates the same areas to represent their semantics, or meaning, according to new research. Reading books and ‘listening’ to them activate the same brain areas. Using detailed brain scans, scientists at the University of Continue Reading

Alibaba plans to dominate the smart e-commerce sector

Alibaba has made another investment in the Chinese retail market, this time into a vending machine manufacturer. Alibaba affiliate Ant Financial said that it had invested Rmb1.2 billion $169 million in Beijing-based Ubox Online. Primavera Capital also participated in the round, contributing about Rmb400 million $56 million to the funding. Proceeds Continue Reading