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World’s first oil well: World’s first oil well still bubbling up black gold in Poland
November 18, 2014 - 8:29:20 am
The smell of money hangs thick in the air as black crude oil bubbles up from what is billed as the world’s oldest oil well, but th...
Catching the whispers from Space
November 17, 2014 - 9:25:33 am
West Virginia village is cell phone free and loving it By Fabienne Faur In this rural speck of hyper-connected America, it&rs...
Tech boom in Tehran: A taste of Silicon Valley in Iran
November 16, 2014 - 4:12:04 am
By Matt McFarland About 15 years ago, he was the first kid in his Tehran high school to get the Internet. “Don’t try to tel...
Preserving Memories: In France, a WWI soldier’s bedroom frozen in time
November 13, 2014 - 12:00:00 am
By Christian Panvert The dust and cobwebs lie thick after nearly a century, but the memory of the French soldier who grew up in this be...
Japan’s dated, smoky cafes unfazed by competition
November 12, 2014 - 10:46:39 am
A barista of coffee shop Cafe de L’Ambre brewing a cup of coffee in Tokyo’s fashion district Ginza. By Katie Forster ...
VIBRANT STROKES: Balancing brush and stethoscope
November 11, 2014 - 8:18:52 am
By Raynald C Rivera The hands that heal the sick create art to inspire a multitude. It’s quite a rarity to find a medical profess...
Making a fortune on Walnuts: Money grows on trees with great walnuts of China
November 10, 2014 - 12:00:00 am
By Tom Hancock Grinning with pride, a Chinese farmer held out two precious walnuts — globes so precisely symmetrical that consume...
November 09, 2014 - 12:00:00 am
By Brigitte Hagemann The spicy scent of Cape Verdian cuisine wafts down its winding alleyways, where palm trees sway among a colourful ...
Puhdys: 70+ and rocking: 25 years after Berlin Wall tumbled, East bands rock on
November 06, 2014 - 8:17:31 am
They have been rocking arenas nearly as long as the Rolling Stones but unlike Mick and Keith, they’re from a country that no longe...
PIGEONS of KATARA
November 05, 2014 - 12:00:00 am
PIGEONS of KATARA By Raynald C Rivera Probably one of the most photographed structures in Katara is the pigeon towers wh...
Korea’s language divide: You say ‘lady’ I say ‘feudal slave’: Unifying Korean language
November 04, 2014 - 9:10:21 am
by Lim Chang-Won North and South Korea have never found dialogue easy, but academics from both sides currently meeting in Pyongyang are...
Using your phone at a symphony: Download latest app before the symphony
November 03, 2014 - 11:07:36 am
By Geoff Edgers The symphony concert begins like any other, with lights dimmed, players in formal black and the conductor dashing to th...
End of chatrooms? The rise, fall and reincarnation of the ’90s chatroom
November 02, 2014 - 8:25:22 am
By Caitlin Dewey Facebook chose an odd time to launch Rooms, its homage to the classic ‘90s chatroom. AOL’s Instant Messeng...
Hello Kitty turns Forty
October 30, 2014 - 10:24:52 am
by Miwa Suzuki As a Japanese schoolgirl in the 1970s, Kazumi Kaminaga had never seen something as cute as Hello Kitty when she first la...
Threat of Ebola: The world relies on one US company to fly Ebola patients
October 29, 2014 - 4:34:03 am
By Josh Hicks When it comes to transporting Ebola victims by air, the world relies on just one US company. Phoenix Air, a jet-charter ...
Young coders: Five-year-olds learn coding as Britain eyes digital future
October 28, 2014 - 12:00:00 am
“Miss! We made it breathe out fire!” exclaimed 10-year-old Joe, pointing at the laptop on his desk, where he has programmed ...
For the love of birds: An expat finds his passion in Conserving birds
October 27, 2014 - 12:00:00 am
By Naseeb Jaleel Mujeeb and family wake up everyday hearing the chirping birds in his aviary. Mujeeb’s passion for birds led him ...
Australia’s angry birds
October 26, 2014 - 4:25:17 am
By Glenda Kwek Every year in spring, Australians are seen wearing bicycle helmets with spikes on top or caps that have images of eyes o...
Breaking new grounds: High in Pakistan’s mountains, women break taboos
October 23, 2014 - 9:09:56 am
By Gohar Abbas A group of young Pakistani girls sit on a carpeted floor listening as their teacher writes on a whiteboard, preparing hi...
Reforming Japan’s rice farms: Japan’s ‘sacred’ rice farms rotting from inside
October 22, 2014 - 8:20:28 am
By Harumi Ozawa Shuichi Yokota may be the future of Japan's struggling rice industry. The 38-year-old is about half the age of mos...
Eyes on the ties: From power symbol to fashion statement
October 21, 2014 - 12:00:00 am
By Nathalie Olof-Ors From a symbol of power to a fashion statement, ties in all their guises are on show at a new exhibition dedicated ...
Dolls, pets, drones: Robots will change the way we live
October 20, 2014 - 8:43:05 am
How robots are revolutionising our world By Nicola Davis Digital animals, construction drones and furniture that is smart ...
The Hardwork behind glamour: Hours of prep make perfect for Japan model
October 19, 2014 - 7:05:41 am
By Alistair Himmer Plumes of hairspray create a suffocating fug over a group of fashion models waiting to be beautified in a room overl...
Fading fishing tradition: Centuries-old ‘Chinese’ fishing tradition fades on Indian shores
October 16, 2014 - 7:02:52 am
By Rachel O’Brien Tugging ropes and bellowing chants, five men hoist from the water a huge spidery frame gripping a web of fishin...
Traditional boats back in Vistula
October 15, 2014 - 7:42:05 am
By Maja Czarnecka Gliding down the river on a sleek wooden hull, its white sail gleaming as it catches the breeze, the vessel could eas...
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