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Since 2007, the arrival of summer brings with it massive carpets of bright green algae that dominate much of the coastal areas of the Shandong Province, on China’s northeast coast. Like clockwork, as the water exceeds a certain temperature, these thick, stringy masses of algae appear and cover (literally)...

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The dispute between China and Japan over sovereignty in the East China Sea has once again escalated after Japan issued a defense review this week regarding China’s oil and gas exploration in the disputed waters. China has been constructing offshore gas platforms near what is considered the “Japan–China geographical...

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On the Indonesian island of Java there is something quietly taking place that could change history books forever. Gunung Padang has the archaeological establishment scrambling to find answers on how they may have gotten it wrong about primitive civilizations. First discovered by a group of archaeologists in 1914, the...

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China has officially begun construction of the 314 meter (1,030 ft)-high Shuangjiangkou Dam on a tributary of the Yangtze River. The dam’s projected cost is 36 billion yuan (US$5.8 billion), and it is just the latest addition to China’s growing list of major dam projects, with the Three Gorges...

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It’s been here for years. Audiophiles, record shop owners, and collectors alike have single-handedly kept vinyl alive the last few decades. And their passion seems to have paid off, as the medium once again begins to enter the mainstream. The last few years have seen a steady increase in...

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Several Chinese prisons offer a rather unorthodox way for inmates to receive sentence reductions… by coming up with patents. In doing so, prisoners have reportedly been able to shave off a year (if not more) of their sentence. According to Global Times, China’s Criminal Law grants inmates eligibility to...

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