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Shanghai Photos Taken 26 Years Apart Highlight City's Staggering Growth

Over the last 26 years, Shanghai has experienced a growth spurt so extraordinary, it will make your jaw drop when you see it unfold before your eyes.<p>As the Atlantic notes, Reuters photographer Carlos Barria recently snapped a photograph of Shanghai's cityscape, "recreating the same framing and …

Infographic: 4,000 Years Of Human History Captured In One Retro Chart

In 1931, John B. Sparks distilled human civilization into a single chart. Even today, it’s great infographic design.<p>If time is a river, the Histomap, created by John B. Sparks and first published by Rand McNally back in 1931, is a raging Mississippi. In that massive river of time, each of …

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

So, It's Come To This: Avengers Themed Sex Toys

This is a line of conceptual Avengers themed sex toys. One for each member. <i>Member</i>, LOL. Whatever, if I'm twelve then you're eleven. Hit the jump to …

Why bribery is rampant in China’s healthcare system

The imbroglio between Chinese officials and GlaxoSmithKline is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to endemic corruption in China’s healthcare industry.<p>Today, Chinese officials barred the pharmaceutical giant from bringing its chief of finance, a British national, back home to the UK where …

Jack Ma: Mowing down demonstrators in Tiananmen Square was the “correct decision”

<i>This item has been updated.</i><p>The business sections of Chinese bookstores teem with titles on Warren Buffett, Steve Jobs, and other Western luminaries. But there are few, if any, books about Chinese business leaders. Jack Ma could change that.<p>With a massive IPO of his company expected later this year, …

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Chinese medicine plays by Western rules to gain acceptance

No wonder China is worried about Android—the NSA helped write its source code

Google’s Android smartphone operating system uses source code contributed by the US National Security Agency. Especially in the post-Edward Snowden era, that’s a red flag for Beijing, and helps to explains why China has been so eager to encourage the growth of non-Android smartphones within its …

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China is so serious about cracking down on corruption that no one is willing to research it

When China’s new administration, led by president Xi Jinping and premier Li Keqiang, took office in March, it put cracking down on corruption front and center on its policy agenda. The crackdown, kicked off last year, has been so sweeping that sales of Chinese liquor and Swiss watches, popular …

America the Beautiful: 50 States in 50 Photos

At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km2) and approximately 315 million people, the United States is the third largest country by land area and …

Self Freezing Coke Video By Grant Thompson Has Completely Blown Our Minds

"Grab a bottle of room temperature soda, and start shaking it violently." That's the first bit of instruction on Grant Thompson's incredible self freezing Coke (or any other soda) video.<p>Look guys, we were never big science buffs in school, but that's probably because no one ever presented the …

The most hated man on China’s internet shouldn’t expect any “get well soon” emails

Most of the world has never heard of Fang Binxing, but the creator of the Great Firewall of China is all too familiar to Chinese internet users—and they really hate the guy. So when Fang, currently the president of Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunication, announced during the university’s …

K-pop vs. democracy: Hong Kongers vote with their feet at annual protest rally

Hong Kong youths faced a dilemma yesterday: join an annual rally for democracy in the middle of a typhoon, attend a K-pop concert funded by property developers, or just stay home.<p>The choice was simple for three soaked and giggling 16-year-old girls. “We like K-pop, but we don’t like the government. …

Splash out: the world's most amazing waterfalls

The bigger they are, the harder they fall – feel the power of the planet's mightiest and most beautiful waterfalls.<p>1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe<p><i>Image by MAZZALIARMADI.IT</i><p>Explorer David Livingstone could be accused of dampening expectations by naming these falls after England's doughy queen: …

The world’s worst college entrance exam is getting a little more fair

Starting tomorrow (June 7) about 9.2 million Chinese high-school students will take nine hours of tests that will determine where they go to university. Taxis have been ordered to be silent near testing centers and construction crews have been sent home. To prevent cheating via listening devices, …

Chinese hackers stole confidential 2008 presidential campaign email and documents, say officials

Over the past year, reports have circulated of widespread cyberattacks, based in China, against American corporate, media, and infrastructure targets. Now it’s being learned that cyberespionage efforts extended to the 2008 US presidential election, and appear to have been backed by the Chinese …

China's Health Problems Starting To Mirror Those Of Developed Nations

China is often the subject of conversation, but the latest is how its citizens’ health – physical and mental – has changed over the last 20 years. Using newer, more comprehensive data to arrive at an overall picture, two new studies out in <i>The Lancet</i> give a revealing look at the major health burdens …

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China attempts to take high ground over US cyberattacks

China's top Internet security official says he has "mountains of data" on extensive US hacking aimed at China, but said he thought it irresponsible to blame Washington for such attacks, in stark contrast to recent comments by US officials.<p>Cyber security is a major concern for the US government and …

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How the Great Firewall of China Shapes Chinese Surfing Habits - MIT Technology Review

Early in 2010, the U.S. secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, warned against Internet censorship and the possibility that it could create “a new …

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

Chinese troops suffering post-traumatic stress disorder in Tibet

The battle to keep Tibetans under control is inflicting severe psychological damage on Chinese armed police, an internal training document has revealed.<p>The leaked 25-page training manual was given to members of the People's Armed Police charged with keeping order in Tibetan areas of Sichuan …

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U.S. is Just Average as a Destination for Immigrants

We like to think that the United States is unique among nations in the way it attracts and integrates immigrant. But in our increasingly globalized …

China tries to rein in microbloggers

China has launched a new drive to tame its boisterous microblogging culture by closing influential accounts belonging to writers and intellectuals …