Hong Kong Protests Push for Greater Democracy


The growing protests in Hong Kong have gripped the world’s attention.

Protests a Warning to China of Dangers Posed by Hong Kong Wealth Gap

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As protests clog the streets, Beijing’s reliance on a peaceful financial hub in HK becomes ever clearer.

How China Teaches Children Math so Well

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A small scale study into possible methods that could be better to teach children math.

5000km Walk Without Haircut or Shave

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Watch Christoph Rehage change on his long walk and see the changes. By the end, he might need a shave.

China’s Economic Explosion is Ravaging its Coastal Ecosystems

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The speed and scale of China’s rapid economic growth has led to widespread degradation of its densely inhabited coastlines, according to an analysis of 60 years of social, economic and environmental data.

Can Philadelphians Afford to Pay for Fresh Air?


Philly is the 11th most polluted city in the U.S and a metropolis with the highest rate of deep poverty, so if someone did sell cans of fresh air, could anyone afford it?

Chinese Muslims Freed From Guantanamo Ten Years After Being Found Innocent

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10 years after the US military realized they weren’t terrorists, these men are finally being granted their freedom.

China Says 8 Million Acres of Farmland Now Too Polluted for Food

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An official from the Chinese government announced Monday that approximately 3.33 million hectares, or 8 million acres, of China’s farmland is now too polluted to grow crops.

We Were Intrepid, Once

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The space program pays off benefits that can’t be counted in dollars.

Let the World Speak Up About Syria, But Not Rush to War [OpEd]

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Giovanni Barbieri would like to see a peaceful solution brokered by the UN to the crisis in Syria. And he’d like us all to help make that happen.

Asiana Airlines Flight 214 Crashes in San Francisco

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Official reports indicate terrorism was not a factor in Saturday’s crash at San Francisco International Airport.

Mail Carriers in China Catch Falling Toddler (VIDEO)

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A two-year-old girl was saved after falling from her family’s 5th-floor window by a group of mail carriers in Eastern China.

A Case for the Magic Money Machine


I’m no economist, so I’m expecting that someone who understands global commerce better than I will set me straight. But until then…

Australian Backpacker Rescues Family from North Korea (VIDEO)

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In 2009, Dick Stolp helped Hyeonseo Lee and her family escape from North Korea; watch Lee’s TED Talk and see their emotional reunion.

How Social Messages Can Make a Man a Bad Lover

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What you believe may keep you from greater intimacy and satisfaction.

Palmer Township Man Secures War Medal For Late Father — 68 Years Later

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“He was just a typical World War II guy. Came home, went to work and got involved in civic and church stuff,” Barry Miller said.