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Legendary Monsters of Asia

Every country has eerie tales of monsters from hundreds, or even thousands, of years ago. There are many such stories from Asia; here are a few of those monsters you might want to tell the kids about the next time you have a campfire on a dark and spooky night. 1. Penanggalan The Penanggalan is a Malaysian [...]

13 Peaceful Protests and Whether They Worked

© Julie Dermansky/Julie Dermansky/Corbis The Occupy Wall Street demonstrations have been going on for over a month. From one side, we hear that the occupiers are a bunch of naive kids who need to change out of their hemp ponchos and take a shower if they want to be taken seriously. Others say the demonstrators are [...]

Ancient & Marvelous Turtles

“QUANTUM SHOT” #720 Link – article by Avi Abrams Secret of their survival? - They go inside their shell for a long time and THINK. Then, they ACT. Or rather, don’t. Turtles are old species. How old? They existed before mammals, birds, crocodiles and lizards… some say even before the dinosaurs themselves, well into the Triassic period (more info). They [...]

Ruby-Eyed Green Pit Viper

This snake takes a pretty picture! The Ruby-Eyed Green Pit Viper (Cryptelytrops rubeus) is a newly-discovered species that lives near Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and in Cambodia. National Geographic has more picture of the snake, including its attempt to eat an entire frog that’s as big as the snake. Link -Thanks, Marilyn Terrell! (Image credit: [...]

The Quest for a Malaria Vaccine and the Man Who Risked Everything to Find It

by Mary Carmichael Dr. Stephen Hoffman learned about malaria the hard way—by rolling up his sleeves and letting thousands of infected mosquitoes bite him. © JIM YOUNG/Reuters/Corbis Back in mid-1990s, Stephen Hoffman dipped his arm into a swarm of malaria-infected mosquitoes. But he didn’t expect to get sick. At the time, he thought he’d invented a vaccine [...]

Google Science Fair

Students between the ages of 13 and 18 are invited to take part in a global online science fair, sponsored by Google, CERN, The LEGO Group, National Geographic, and Scientific American. You may have participated in local or regional science fairs where you had to be in the same physical space to compete with kids in [...]

Stegosaurus on a Cambodian temple ?

Glen Kuban investigates a carving that resembles a Stegosaurus on the Ta Prohm Temple in Cambodia. Don Patton, Carl Baugh and their associates have ar…

Great Bars in Cambodia

Waylon and his wife sampled quite a few of the less prominent nightspots on their recent trip to Cambodia, and wrote up reviews of each. While some have intriguing names such as the Corruption Bar, the G’Day Mate Bar, and the Any Club, the real fun is in what’s inside. One place doesn’t like pictures [...]

Cambodians Ride A Bamboo Train

Cambodians ride a bamboo train, known locally as a lorry, at new village train station in Pusat province 200 km (124 miles) northwest of Phnom Penh October 19, 2010. Cambodia has reopened a stretch of railway destroyed during the country’s war and officials described it as a step towards boosting regional trade through rail links [...]

4 Stories About Jimmy Carter’s Malaise Speech

by Kevin Mattson On July 15, 1979, President Jimmy Carter spoke to the American people about the nation’s crisis of confidence. Kevin Mattson’s latest book, What the Heck Are You up to, Mr. President?, re-examines the address that defined—and perhaps doomed—Carter’s presidency. Here are a few things you might not remember about the speech. 1. Carter Never [...]