Karen Tremba

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Here’s Why China Should be Worried About the Islamic State | VICE News

Men claiming to be recruiters for the Islamic State have reportedly been handing out flyers to Indonesian domestic workers in Hong Kong. Alongside praise for Allah and an admonition that the predominantly female housekeepers should dress more modestly, the leaflets call for volunteers to perform …

Target's Massive Data Breach Is Bringing Everyone Down, Even Hackers

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Earlier this month, Target disclosed that 40 million credit cards used at its retail locations were …

Why Yasukuni Is Different From Auschwitz

In symbolism, it's worse.<p>Last night I was so amazed/regusted by news that Japan's prime minister, Shinzo Abe, had visited the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo that I batted out a quick item that used the wrong analogy. In the item I said:<p>For a Japanese leader to visit Yasukuni, in the midst of tensions …

Vacation Reading: 9 Great Education Articles From 2013

Stories about iPads, high-school dropouts, standardized testing, and more<p>Sometimes, it takes a longer article to illuminate something as complex as education in America. Here are nine articles from 2013, covering everything from public policy to teaching practice. Many of the lessons highlighted by …

The American Who Gave His Life to Chairman Mao

On the dictator's 120th birthday, Sidney Rittenberg—whose life story entwines with the turbulent history of the People's Republic—describes his interactions with the man who still dominates China 37 years after his death.<p>From 1944, when the 23-year-old Sidney Rittenberg first arrived in China with …

China Photo of the Day: A Giant Bank Made Entirely From Ice

At Harbin's annual winter sculpture festival, participants built a spectacular castle fit for a king—or at least a bank.<p>Everything is bigger in China.<p>This ice castle—or, ice bank fortress—is perhaps the most spectacular entrant in the 30th annual International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in the …

The Case for Female SEALs

Why the military is going about integrating the sexes all wrong: Women need to be in elite positions on special forces teams before they'll be accepted among the grunts of the infantry.<p>Last month, three women became the first of their sex to graduate from the Marine Corps’ famously grueling …

Centuries Before China's 'Great Wall,' There Was Another

<b>Listen · 4:30</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>The Great Wall of China, built more than 2,000 years ago, stands as one of the monumental feats of ancient engineering. Stretching thousands of miles, it protected the newly unified country from foreign invaders.<p>But before the Great Wall, warring …