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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 [...]

Chinese Product Placement in The Big Bang Theory

by Yiping Yang/Latitude News American companies place products in films and television shows all the time. Now Chinese brands are also getting into the act, placing their products in American movies and television programs that Chinese viewers watch. The Big Bang Theory is an example. The show consistently attracts high ratings among American viewers. It is also [...]

Wild Snow Leopard Mother and Cubs

There are only a few thousand snow leopards left in the wild, and they are extremely reclusive, living in the mountains and hunting only at dawn and dusk. Now, for the first time time, we have video footage of a snow leopard mother and cubs in their natural habitat. A team of researchers from the Snow [...]

A Day Trip to Chicago

What do you do with only one day in Chicago? My family recently went there for a biannual reunion that I explained in a similar post a few years ago. Since then, the families have grown by one husband (mine) and five stepchildren (although only the youngest goes to the reunions). With only one full [...]

The Other Space Race

“QUANTUM SHOT” #744Link – article by Simon Rose and Avi Abrams Active Space Programs in Iran, Brazil, India, Japan, China, Israel… is it going to get crowded even without USA or Russia? Back in the early sixties, John F. Kennedy declared America’s intention of putting a man on the Moon, a dream that was fulfilled with the [...]

Fossil nest of baby dinosaurs discovered

A 70-million-year-old fossilised nest containing 15 jeuvenile dinosaurs has been found in Mongolia. It is thought that the baby Protoceratops were bur…

Ghost Cities of China

Photo: Michael Christopher Brown/TIME Magazine If you build it, they will come – or so the famous saying goes … but what if you build it in the middle of nowhere, Inner Mongolia? Michael Christopher Brown visited the famous ghost city of Ordos, Inner Mongolia for TIME Magazine: The Kangbashi district began as a public-works project in [...]

Taikhar Chuluu

A large rock stands out in the middle of a plain in Mongolia. The Taikhar chuluu is covered with inscriptions dating back as far as Turkic rule in Mongolia. Those inscriptions were followed by more in the Mongol language, then Tibetan, and even more modern graffiti. Of course, the rock itself did not come here by [...]

Camel Racing

Camel racing is a popular Race sport in India, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, Jordan, Qatar, United Arab Emirates (Dubai), Oman, Australia, and Mongolia. Professional camel racing, like horse racing, is an event for betting and tourist attraction. Camels can run at speeds up to 65 km/h (18 m/s; 40 mph) in short sprints and they [...]

Traveling While Dead

Dying usually puts a dent on one’s travel plan, but not Ralph B. White’s. His friends at the Adventurer’s Club of Los Angeles have taken him (or rather, his ashes) to some of the world’s most remote places: In the last 22 months, Ralph B. White’s meticulously logged schedule shows trips to the mountains of Nepal, [...]