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China's forgotten village swallowed by nature

<b>(CNN) —</b> Like something straight out of a fairytale, the abandoned village of Houtouwan on Shengshan Island, part of the Shengsi Archipelago off the eastern coast of China , has recently become an Internet sensation and an unusual travel hotspot.<p>Houtouwan was once a prosperous fishing village, with …

China

To get rich would be glorious escape from pointless life, says young Chinese student

BEIJING: An elementary school student in China dreams of getting rich to escape the repetitive loop of life, he told a public speaking contest, …

China

Singapore youths no longer drawn to 5Cs; they have YOLO mindset: Maliki

Dr Maliki Osman said the Government must understand the aspirations of millenials because they will inherit and shape the country's future.

There is still value in older HDB flats: Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong

SINGAPORE: There is still value in older HDB flats which can be unlocked for retirement, said Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong in …

The 50 Most Iconic Movie Posters Of The 1980s

The last great decade for movie art<p>Movie posters are hardly special these days, especially since you're more likely to get a glimpse at a movie from Twitter than you are from seeing a big poster in a cinema lobby. But before Photoshop, movie posters were an art form, and the '80s were the last …

The biggest summer film the year you were born

1/<p>1975: "Jaws"<p>Universal Pictures<p>The one that started it all. Audiences were scared silly by the man-eating great white shark.<p>2/<p>1976: "The Omen"<p>20th …

New Bird of Paradise Species Has Smooth Dance Moves

To woo a female, this bird flips up his cape, puffs out his chest, and shimmies his little feet.<p>It's hard to find a more superb bird than the superb bird of paradise.<p>Males have an elaborate courtship ritual, during which they spread out their black cape until only a bright blue breast plate and …

Birds

Oil Spill Kills More Than 2,400 Animals

An unclear amount of oil has leaked into Colombia's waterways, and environmental activists are saying an oil company is to blame.<p>At the beginning of March, an oil well in northern Colombia burst, spewing an unclear amount of oil into the Magdalena River, a principal waterway that flows about 950 …

Environment

This farmer gave 600 homes cheap electricity that the power company couldn't

ANDUNGBIRU, East Java, Indonesia: Rasid came close to dying, twice.<p>The first accident happened at the watermill that he built with his own hands. He …

Corals die, farmers suffer through Australia's third-hottest year

SYDNEY: Australia had its third-hottest year on record in 2017, the country's weather bureau said on Wednesday (Jan 10), as global warming changed …

Bomb Cyclones and Polar Vortexes—This Winter's Scary Weather Explained

What's behind the record-shattering cold heading our way?<p>It was already mind-numbingly cold in the U.S.—and then it got even colder. And if recent forecasts are correct, we haven't seen the worst of it yet.<p>It's so cold Niagara Falls has partially frozen. Record lows in some regions may be shattered …

Weather

Window to Save World's Coral Reefs Closing Rapidly

A new study confirms that coral reefs have faced devastating damage in recent years—a symptom of Earth's rapidly changing climate.<p>The rainforests of the sea, coral reefs play vital roles in the health of the ocean. But as a new study makes clear, humans’ influence on Earth’s climate is pushing them …

Global Warming

Climate Change Is Suffocating Large Parts of the Ocean

A new study says warming has reduced the oxygen levels in large swaths of the deep ocean, threatening marine life around the world.<p>One day more than a decade ago, Eric Prince was studying the tracks of tagged fish when he noticed something odd. Blue marlin off the southeastern United States would …

Global Warming

Starfish eating Australia's Great Barrier Reef alarm scientists

SYDNEY: A major outbreak of coral-eating crown of thorns starfish has been found munching Australia's world heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, …

NBC News Poll: American Fears of War Grow

An overwhelming majority of Americans — 76 percent — are worried that the United States will become engaged in a major war in the next four years, according to a new NBC News|SurveyMonkey National Security Poll out Tuesday.<p>The number has jumped 10 points since February, when 66 percent of Americans …

Interactive map shows the global refugee crisis like you've never seen it before

The magnitude of the global refugee crisis can be hard to grasp, especially when numbers and stats can read so stale. But a new map turns data into …

The 'Coffin Homes' of Hong Kong

Associated Press photographer Kin Cheung spent time recently photographing some of the tiny subdivided housing units in Hong Kong, known as “coffin homes,” and those who live in them. Cheung reports that there is a “dark side to the property boom in wealthy Hong Kong, where hundreds of thousands of …

Hong Kong

Our Smallness and the Cosmic Scale: How Big the Universe Is Relative to Us, Animated

A humbling celestial reflection on what enlarges the minuteness of human life with meaning against the vast backdrop of the universe.<p>At the end of the nineteenth century, well before women could vote, a team of female astronomers at the Harvard College Observatory known as the Harvard Computers …

'Unparalleled' number of dinosaur tracks found in Australia

An "unprecedented" 21 different types of dinosaur tracks have been found on a stretch of Australia's remote coastline, scientists said Monday, …

Jesus Died for More Than Forgiveness (Four-Minute Clip on Why Jesus Died)

Jesus died so that we could find our ultimate delight in God. To prefer anything else over him is the ultimate essence of evil.Watch Now

Let This Spectacular Video Take You On A Virtual Flight Over Mars

Too bad Trivago doesn’t list hotels on the Red Planet ... yet.<p>Although Donald Trump has signed a bill authorizing money to fund future exploration of Mars, tourism to the Red Planet is still a long way away.<p>Still, a person can dream, and one Finnish filmmaker is making that dream look like …

Gorgeous High-Def Image Shows Jupiter Like You've Never Seen

NASA's Juno spacecraft is hanging around Jupiter snapping unbearably gorgeous photos (and collecting data). With help from "citizen scientists," the …

Do Zebras Have Stripes On Their Skin?

What's under animals' hair and fur coats may surprise you.<p>Spring is coming, and as some of us prepare to trade snowsuits for swimsuits, we may find a few extra pounds under our winter coats.<p>Animals are smart. They never take their coats off. (Before and After: See Animals Change Their Coats for …

Wildlife

'Best ever' view of what a dinosaur really looked like

<b>A dinosaur that lived 160 million years ago had drumstick-shaped legs much like living birds, according to palaeontologists.</b><p>The feathered dinosaur also had bird-like arms similar to wings.<p>Scientists used high-powered lasers to reveal invisible details of what the creature looked like.<p>The research …

NASA discovers 7 new planets we can ruin after we’re done with this one

Amid a heat wave that has guys in shorts walking around Chicago in February like khaki-clad canaries in a global climate-change coal mine, some good …

Bumblebee Buzz Literally Makes Flowers Explode With Pollen

The fuzzy pollinators vibrate in the key of the Beatles song "Hey Jude" to make flowers give up their goods.<p>Like many people, reader Todd Barczak is increasingly interested in where his food comes from. So he came to us with this question: "Are honeybees the only bees that make honey?"<p>Weird Animal …

Insects

Contentment in a Discontented World

<b>Guest Blogger: Jason Helopoulos</b>Discontentment may be the greatest trap in our culture. It may be greater than lust, greed, and even lying, because …

'Daddy, pick me up!' screams Syrian boy who loses legs in barrel bomb attack

IDLIB, Syria (AFP) - After a barrel bomb attack in Syria's Idlib province, nine-year-old Abdel Basset Al-Satuf tries to sit up, his legs blown off, …

Middle East

Waves on Mars? Sand Ripples in Striking Red Planet Photos

Waves of sand on the parched surface of Mars, spotted by NASA's Curiosity rover, are reminiscent of ripples on the surface of a lake.<p>While there may …

How Snakes, Spiders, and Other Predators Fool Their Prey

When animals in the wild get duped, it could be deadly.<p>These days, misinformation is a term that’s wildly thrown around. But in the actual wild, misleading communication techniques are means to meals for many species.<p>“It’s a form of deception that we call aggressive mimicry,” says Fiona Cross, a …

Zoology