Today’s selection of articles includes:
- “Cosmic Inflation: ‘Spectacular’ Discovery Hailed“, by Jonathan Amos (BBC News). BICEP2 flexes its muscle in identifying B-mode polarization of cosmic microwave background radiation.
- “Japan Drags down Global Music Market” (BBC News). Because its music industry has “failed to make a digital transition” and still relies on physical sales — not because it’s quirky. Interesting to learn that “[a]long with South Korea, Japan is the only country in 2013 to have a top 10 album rundown entirely made up of local artists”.
- “Design for a New College“, by Douglas Belkin (Wall Street Journal). ASU president Michael Crow advocates redefining tenure, implementing federal performance reviews, and carving out one’s own approach to education.
- “A CFO with Many Jobs — and Challenges“, by Paul Mozur (Wall Street Journal). An interview with Baidu CFO Jennifer Li.