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This Is Their Youth

Young adults in Japan are unemployed, disenchanted, and depressed. Roland Kelts talks to poet Misumi Mizuki, novelist Ryu Murakami, and other artists …

The Devil’s Drug: The True Story of Meth in New Mexico

In anticipation of the new season of Breaking Bad, Nick Romeo travels to New Mexico to separate fact from fiction about the meth trade in New Mexico. …

Send in the Marines—and the Anthropologists too?

The U.S. Army launched a program during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to have academics and scholars advise them. Did it work? John Kael Weston …

【台灣跑透透】 2013傑人盃接力賽感言 台灣薄膜-BOLT隊 不知道在那一天的夜間訓練後,跑友家豪隨口提議: 不如我們在中興大學這裡一起跑步的朋友就來組一隊比賽傑人盃吧。 我第一個想法就是敬邀台灣薄膜的林富源董事長贊助。林董在年輕時是鐡人及馬拉松選手的身份,就連到了耳順之年,也是每天五公里的慢跑來維持強健的體魄。 所以,我們的團隊”台灣薄膜-BOLT”也就在林董的支持中成軍。 詳全文→http://goo.gl/KEbkd0

Why is Saudi Arabia thinking of moving its weekend?

SAUDI ARABIA'S Shura Council, an unelected proto-parliament, agreed on April 22nd to consider a proposal to switch the country’s official weekend …

13 TED Talks to inspire a better you

Ready for a change? These well-researched (and heartfelt) talks offer ideas and inspiration for all aspects of your life.

In the beginning was the ideogram

LU GENGSHENG remembers growing up in rural Anhui province in the 1980s, where his father was pastor of a house church, an illegal congregation that …

The Alibaba phenomenon

CHINA'S e-commerce giant could generate enormous wealth—provided the country’s rulers leave it alone<p>Latest stories<p>“120 BPM” is a passionate tribute …

More than minerals

A GROUP of five tourists from Beijing passes low over Mount Kenya and into the Rift Valley in their private plane before landing on a dusty airstrip …

Poverty protests

SIX people have set themselves on fire in Bulgaria in less than a month. Three have died. The death by self-immolation of Plamen Goranov, a …

Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful

Attractive women should not include a photo with a job application<p>AT WORK, as in life, attractive women get a lot of the breaks. Studies have shown …

The aggrieved party

TODAY the Supreme Court heard the first day of oral arguments in a case that could decide the future of gay marriage in America. This comes amidst an …

You’ll never work at home

BIG companies swallow little ones every day. So the purchase on March 25th by Yahoo (annual revenue, $5 billion) of Summly, a British start-up …

Six feet greener

THE grounds at Hinton Park in Dorset make a pretty spot for a picnic. Patches of bluebells spread out under trees; streams and pathways wind through …