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Tuesday, February 3, 2015
From exorcism ceremonies to spirit houses and amulets claiming to make wearers bullet-proof, Thailand is a culture soaked in superstition -- an obsession critics say is holding the nation back.
2015/2/3
Each year, Catholic faithful in Mexico honor the story of the infant Christ being presented before the temple in Jerusalem by adorning a figure of baby Jesus in fine clothing and praying for blessings throughout the year.
2015/2/3
Monday, February 2, 2015
Balloon pilots make history with trans-Pacific flight
An audacious, 11,265-kilometer trip across the Pacific Ocean came to an end Saturday as two accomplished pilots safely touched down in the water just off the coast of Mexico in their helium-filled balloon after shattering two long-standing records.
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Saturday, January 31, 2015
Retired Taiwanese medical doctor Wang Wen-chi (王文其), who survived the atomic bombing of Nagasaki in Japan in 1945, has died at the age of 98.
2015/1/31
Friday, January 30, 2015
An extensive survey of birds in Myanmar has revealed nearly two dozen not known to have existed in the country, including a large black seabird with a ballooning red neck sack and a tiny black and white falconet with a surprised, panda-like expression.
2015/1/30
Sunday, January 25, 2015
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has traveled 5 billion kilometers and is nearing the end of its nine-year journey to Pluto. Sunday, it begins photographing the mysterious, unexplored, icy world once deemed a planet.
2015/1/25
Titanic note sells for nearly US$12,000
An indignant letter from a British aristocrat who survived the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 has sold for US$11,875, an auction house in New England said Friday.
2015/1/25
Saturday, January 24, 2015
The hand structure of early human ancestors who lived 3.2 million years ago suggests they had the ability to grasp and use tools, even if they hadn't invented them yet, anthropologists said Thursday.
2015/1/24
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Aztec app brings Mexico codex into digital age
A 16th century document considered one of the most important primary sources on the Aztecs of pre-Columbian Mexico went digital Thursday with a new app that aims to spur research and discussion.
2015/1/17
New species of legless amphibian found in Cambodia
A new species of legless amphibian resembling a giant earthworm or a snake has been discovered in a remote but threatened area of Cambodian rainforest, conservationists said on Friday.
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