Video Shows China Bank Employees Being Spanked
A video showing staff at a Chinese bank being publicly spanked for poor performance during a training session attracts outrage online.
Norway's Radioactive Reindeer
Thirty years ago, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant disaster took place, releasing massive amounts of radioactive material into the atmosphere. Today, Sami reindeer herders in central Norway are still...
8 Things You Should Know About Chinese New Year
Traditionally the most important holiday on the Chinese calendar, Chinese New Year (also known as Spring Festival), is a more family-focused affair than January 1, with sit-down dinners taking the pla...
BBC Capital - Western manners: The latest Chinese status symbol
It’s not handbags or designer watches — and it’s much more important for the Chinese elite
BBC Capital - This is how to fire someone the Chinese way
The secret to managing in China as a foreign executive requires more than just cultural know-how.
Are The Reclusive Shihuh People Of Musandam The Original Arabians?
Two hours’ drive from Dubai in the mountains of Musandam lives a reclusive tribe of people who appear culturally unrelated to any others in the Arabian Peninsula, yet who may well be its original inha...
Cave DNA Unravels Riddle Of The Basque People
Scientists show distinct population, with unique language, descended from local hunter gatherers who mixed with arriving farmers - rather than being an indigenous group who lived separately for mi...
Fascinating Facts About 90% Of Chinese People
China is the world's most populous nation and the second-largest economy in the world. But aside from sharing a country with around 1.4 billion people, what do the majority of Chinese people have in c...
Himalayan Yeti 'Mystery' Looks Even Less Mysterious, Scientists Argue
A year ago, geneticists reported that RNA extracted from hair samples attributed to the Himalayan Yeti monster, a.k.a. "the Abominable Snowman," were actually most similar to the 40,000-year-old genet...
The newest Chinese luxury item: American surrogate mothers
Behold the designer baby — who comes with U.S. citizenship to boot
Indigenous peoples
There are about 400 million indigenous people in the world. They vary widely in culture, religion, social life and economic orginazation. Because of disease,...
Coptology
Coptology is the science of Coptic studies, the study of Coptic language and literature.
The European interest in Coptology may have started as early as the 15th century AD. The term was used in 1...
Alcázar
An alcázar ([alˈkaθar], [alˈkaθaɾ]), alcácer ([ɐɫˈkasɛɾ]) or alcàsser ([əɫˈkasər]) is a type of castle in Spain and Portugal built by kings to live in. The term derives from the Arabic word القصر (tra...
Video Shows China Bank Employees Being Spanked
A video showing staff at a Chinese bank being publicly spanked for poor performance during a training session attracts outrage online.
Norway's Radioactive Reindeer
Thirty years ago, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant disaster took place, releasing massive amounts of radioactive material into the atmosphere. Today, Sami reindeer herders in central Norway are still...
Are The Reclusive Shihuh People Of Musandam The Original Arabians?
Two hours’ drive from Dubai in the mountains of Musandam lives a reclusive tribe of people who appear culturally unrelated to any others in the Arabian Peninsula, yet who may well be its original inha...
Cave DNA Unravels Riddle Of The Basque People
Scientists show distinct population, with unique language, descended from local hunter gatherers who mixed with arriving farmers - rather than being an indigenous group who lived separately for mi...
Our Lady of Begoña
The cult of Our Lady of Begoña (Nuestra Señora de Begoña, la Madre de Dios de Begoña) celebrates an apparition of the Virgin Mary at the site of the Basilica of Begoña, in Bilbao, Spain. Affectionate...