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‎Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, or, as it is often called, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra, was founded in 1888, its first concert taking …

25 tombs spanning Shang and Ming dynasties unearthed in Guangzhou[1]

Twenty-five tombs spanning from Shang Dynasty to Ming Dynasty are found during an excavation at Xintang county in Guangzhou, Guangdong province. …

Two Powerful Emotions Leaders Need To Know How To Tap (At The Same Time)

Our emotions help us make decisions. Great communicators know that–without exploiting it.<p>Last September, Elon Musk publicly unveiled a sweeping vision to colonize Mars. The SpaceX founder and CEO framed those ambitions as nothing less than a bid to save humanity from self-destruction.<p>Whatever your …

The Hui - China's preferred Muslims?

While the Muslim Uighurs are increasingly being persecuted, the largest Chinese-Muslim minority, the Hui, are under less scrutiny and thriving as a …

At 29, this 'El Niño' singer is the buzz of California's opera world

Standing ovations at performances get handed out like Halloween candy, a reflexive exercise that shows how the over-liking of anything has long since become the norm.<p>On the rural outskirts of Ojai one Saturday morning in June, an audience of 230, crammed into tiny Zalk Theater, rose as one. But …

Drilling Deep: How Ancient Chinese Surgeons Opened Skulls and Minds

Near the beginning of the 3rd century in ancient China, Han Dynasty leader Cao Cao is said to have called upon a famous doctor named Hua Tuo to treat …

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Mexico Is Hiding The World’s Largest Pyramid

In the city of Cholula in central Mexico there stands a hill with a giant church on top which hides a manmade pyramid filled with secrets.<p>MEXICO …

The Perils of Empathy

In politics and policy, trying to feel the pain of others is a bad idea. Empathy distorts our reasoning and makes us biased, tribal and often cruel<p>Everywhere you turn in American politics, leaders talk about the need for empathy. The best-known instance, of course, comes from Bill Clinton, who told …

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