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UAE, Middle East, Asia
When geography works against you, change the geography.
Engadget
 | Stories
May 02, 2016
Israel, Asia
In the shadow of Jerusalem’s city walls, archaeologists have found a fortress that spawned a bloody rebellion more than two millennia ago.
The Pappas Post
 | Archaeology
April 23, 2016
China, Asia
A morning run can be the perfect way to overcome jet lag, but usually not when it's through the choking haze of auto exhaust and industrial discharge.
NY Times
 | Society
March 18, 2016
South Korea, Asia
While computer programs now best the world's leading human players of games like checkers and chess, the high level of intuition and evaluation required by Go has made it tough for computers to crack.
The Verge
 | Innovation
March 09, 2016
Myanmar, Asia
The trove of Cretaceous reptiles includes an early relative of the chameleon - the oldest yet discovered
Smithsonian
 | Archaeology
March 06, 2016
Saudi Arabia, Asia
Untrammeled beaches, ancient sites and unfiltered local culture are all on offer in Saudi Arabia. Just don't expect an easy trip.
NY Times
 | Travel
March 05, 2016
Burma, Asia
The harvestman, a spider relative also known as a daddy longlegs, was encased in amber during the Cretaceous in what is now Myanmar.
Live Science
 | Archaeology
February 03, 2016
China, Kazakhstan, Asia
Though they look nearly identical, according to the fossil record, lacewings emerged about 40 million years before butterflies.
Motherboard
 | Archaeology
February 03, 2016
Bangladesh, Asia
Abul Bajandra has been suffering from a rare disease called epidermodysplasia verruciformis, which causes wart-like lesions, for 20 years.
CNN
 | Stories
February 01, 2016
North Korea, Asia
According to state-run newspaper Pyongyang Times, this "suave" liquor is made from ginseng extract, and uses glutinous rice instead of sugar.
CNN
 | Stories
January 21, 2016
Taiwan, Asia
Budai township in the south-west of Taiwan is attempting to attract more tourists by building a church that looks like a giant high-heeled shoe that is made entirely out of metal and blue-tinted glass tiles.
Citizen Digital
 | Travel
January 19, 2016
Saudi Arabia, Asia, Middle East
Women in Saudi Arabia have cast their first votes in the country's history, in municipal elections.
BBC
 | Society
December 13, 2015
China, Asia
Archaeologists in China have made a unique discovery in a cemetery dating to (221 – 206 BC) - two bronze lamps that could 'swallow' smoke. Historians are hailing the discovery as the world's first known 'eco-friendly' lamps.
Ancient Origins
 | Archaeology
November 16, 2015
Thailand, Asia
Breathtaking dash cam footage has captured the moment a bright blue shooting star streaks across the dark sky turning night into day over Bangkok skyline.
Mirror
 | Science
November 04, 2015
Japan, Asia
They're not building their own cars from scratch. Instead, they are focusing on adding driverless capabilities to existing cars and designing, creating, and marketing the taxi service.
Quartz
 | Innovation
November 02, 2015
Middle East, Asia
Climate change could leave major cities in a key part of the Middle East, the oil-rich Persian Gulf region, unfit for humans to survive. They'd literally be unlivable.
CNN
 | Environment
October 28, 2015
India, Asia
In August this year, the airport became totally self sufficient in meeting its energy needs after it installed a 12 megawatt solar plant close to the cargo terminal.
BBC
 | Environment
October 09, 2015
World, Canada, Japan, Asia, North America
Two scientists from Canada and Japan have won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics 2015 for opening "a new realm in particle physics". Working far apart, both Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald showed how neutrinos shift identities like chameleons in space.
NPR
 | Science
October 06, 2015
Singapore, Asia
In Singapore, where every square metre counts, high rise buildings have typified the urban fabric for many years. Recent developments have tried to soften the friction between nature and the urban environment.
Maptia
 | Environment
October 05, 2015
China, Asia
Traditional herbal medicine pharmacist Youyou Tu, has become the 12th woman and China’s first person awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her work in discovering the malaria drug artemisinin.
PBS
 | Science
October 05, 2015
India, Asia
If successful, the Indian Railways project could pave the way for other projects that aim to bring Internet connectivity to the unconnected world.
Technewsworld
 | Innovation
September 30, 2015
Saudi Arabia, Asia, Middle East
The glove works using five flex sensors on the fingers. These detect how the user bends their fingers as they sign, reporting the data to a serial monitor. An accelerometer keeps track of how the user orientates their hand as they sign.
Motherboard
 | Innovation
September 30, 2015
Japan, Asia
Toyota is teaming up with two universities to gain an edge in the race to phase out human drivers.
Driving
 | Innovation
September 12, 2015
Syria, Turkey, Middle East, Asia
A huge online conversation is taking place around the picture of a dead 3-year-old Syrian boy. Will it change the way the world views Syrian refugee migrants?
BBC
 | Society
September 07, 2015
Pakistan, Asia, United States, North America
These photos have shown a side of Pakistan that doesn’t often receive coverage from international media.
Huffington Post
 | Society
August 24, 2015
Hong Kong, Asia
The colourful interactive online map displays the geographic locations of nearly 15,000 types of ant.
Discovery
 | Science
August 10, 2015
Israel, Asia
An archaeological dig now in its 20th year has uncovered the entrance gate to Gath, the ancient Biblical city of the Philistines and onetime home of the giant Goliath.
USA TODAY
 | Archaeology
August 10, 2015
Iran, Asia
Wherever you live or happen to travel to, never complain about the heat and humidity again.
The Washington Post
 | Environment
August 03, 2015
China, Asia
Pale white skin is highly-valued in China, where a darker complexion is associated more with poor rural women, who often labour for long hours in the sun.
Business Insider
 | Society
August 03, 2015
China, Asia
The 500-meter tool will boast a dish the size of 30 football pitches, overtaking Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory.
RT
 | Science
July 26, 2015
China, Asia
Passersby scrambled to take photos of the men when they first appeared on the street, and the volume of onlookers was deemed disturbing by authorities.
The Guardian
 | Stories
July 26, 2015
United Kingdom, Europe, Hong Kong, Asia
The plan was the brainchild of a lecturer who warned that when Britain handed back Hong Kong to China in 1997, there would be no future for its 5.5 million inhabitants.
The Irish Times
 | Society
July 08, 2015
Japan, Asia
When the audience applauded for Frois and Yukirin, Pepper started clapping along too.
Motherboard
 | Stories
July 08, 2015
Japan, Asia
Move aside HoloLens, the future of display technology is femtosecond plasma-based holograms.
Alphr
 | Science
June 30, 2015
China, Asia
There are growing expectations that China will soon give details of its pledge to cut carbon emissions ahead of key UN climate talks.
BBC
 | Environment
June 30, 2015
North Korea, Asia
The secretive state did not provide proof, and the claim is likely to provoke widespread skepticism.
ABC News
 | Stories
June 22, 2015
India, Asia
Solar energy has a surprising new supporter in India: the country's massive state-owned railways.
Quartz
 | Environment
June 15, 2015
UAE, Asia, Middle East
It's a boat that doesn't move, with a fully-fitted kitchen and a glass-bottomed jacuzzi on its sun deck.
QZ
 | Stories
June 04, 2015
Indonesia, Asia
These sulphur miners risk their lives daily as they work breaking up the mineral and hauling it out of a volcano.
Daily Mail
 | Society
May 29, 2015
Japan, Asia
The outstanding spectacle offers scientists a rare opportunity to study how life begins to colonize barren land - helped by rotting bird poo and vomit.
Daily Mail
 | Science
May 18, 2015
France, China, Asia, Europe
The Tiens directors have relaxed in the most luxurious hotel rooms. Less elevated employees have been treated to 3 or 4-star accommodation.
SMH
 | Stories
May 11, 2015
Nepal, Asia
Man found with minor injuries in collapsed home seven days after earthquake, as government rules out finding more survivors in Kathmandu.
The Guardian
 | Stories
May 04, 2015
Malaysia, Asia
In the crystal blue coral seas just off the coast of Malaysia there are a group of people who have forged such an intimate relationship with the water that they rarely leave it.
Daily Mail
 | Travel
May 04, 2015
China, Asia
Until now, the assumption was that prehistoric reptiles took to the skies in one of two different ways, but Yi went for both options.
National Geographic
 | Archaeology
April 30, 2015
Taiwan, Asia
The craze involves having your pet pooch shaped into a sphere or a square - with the desired effect being a more eye-grabbing and clean-cut look.
Daily Mail
 | Society
April 28, 2015
Nepal, Asia
Reduced to piles of rubble and splintered wood, Nepal's rich cultural heritage has suffered a devastating blow from the massive earthquake.
Bangkok Post
 | Society
April 28, 2015
China, Asia
Among the green rolling hills in the Larung Gar Valley in China, the last thing you would expect to see are thousands of red wooden huts that have been built in a massive cluster.
Daily Mail
 | Travel
April 20, 2015
Israel, Asia, Middle East
With little to do and nowhere to go, five Palestinians stuck in the Israeli-blockaded Gaza Strip came up with a plan: make a boat out of recycled plastic bottles.
Daily Mail
 | Stories
April 20, 2015
China, Asia
The air blasting out of the hole is so hot, that if you hold a branch near to it bursts into flames.
News.com.au
 | Science
April 13, 2015
Asia
Climbing without bottled oxygen or Sherpa support, team tackles unclimbed line on Northeast Face.
National Geographic
 | Adventure
April 13, 2015

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