Miguel A. Ortiz

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The eerie grave of 200,000 monks

Adam H Graham takes a spiritual retreat to one of Koya-san’s 54 shukubo: inns where guests are encouraged to meditate, commune and eat vegetarian cuisine with the monks or nuns.<p>It was dusk when we entered the cemetery. A stone path, faintly lit with lanterns, snaked under the towering hemlock and …

Japan

The World's Oldest Hotel Has Been a Family Business for 1,300 Years

That family business in your town that has been passed down for four generations can’t hold a candle to Japan’s Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan.<p>For roughly …

DNA from Inca boy sacrificed 500 years ago shows how humans spread to South America

It sounds like something straight out of a "Hunger Games" novel: The rulers of a sprawling empire select beautiful children from throughout their vast territories and kill them in a ritualistic event to reinforce their power.<p>During the Inca civilization, which thrived in South America before the …

Anthropology

Facebook Activates Safety Check-In Feature Amid Paris Terror Attacks

You can use Facebook to see if friends have checked in safely.<p>Facebook and its never-ending list of features encouraging you to share even more about your life can be an easy target for critics. But when it gets it right — like giving you a place to check in on loved ones in a crisis zone — it …

Artist Paints Ephemeral Portraits on Vintage Paper Using Coffee as a Medium

Michael Aaron Williams is globally recognized for his statement street art that aims to provoke dialogue and stimulate social commentary. However, the Tennessee native has also become renowned for his detailed coffee paintings that capture the ephemeral nature of his subjects. Intimate and fragile, …

Art

Google’s self-driving car gets pulled over for driving too slowly

They’ve driven 1.2m miles, and haven’t managed to get a speeding ticket yet – but a self-driving Google car got in trouble with the law on Thursday.<p>The car was stopped by a Mountain View traffic officer on the El Camino Real, a public road near Google’s main campus in California, not for breaking …

Car Tech

India's Silicon Valley is covered in a toxic foam

DELHI—Bengaluru is often described as India’s Silicon Valley. But tech news recently has been eclipsed by reports of the odd-looking, snow-like …