The exiled Tibetan leader's next earthly life is a contentious political issue for China.
Some say it's about time that progressives stop voting for Democrats who act like right wingers; ancient mating patterns explain why Tibetans can live at such high altitudes; meanwhile, the word "corporation" is nowhere to be found in the Constitution. These discoveries and more after the jump.
Goodwill apparently pays workers a painfully low $2.75 an hour, despite preaching charity; 9-5 schedules are counterproductive for creative workers; meanwhile, President Vladimir Putin stands up for Russia's right to be homophobic. These discoveries and more after the jump.
There have been dire warnings about melting glaciers in the Himalayas leading to falling flows in some of Asia’s major rivers. Now scientists are turning some of their original research on its head.
Some wealthy families are renting handicapped scooters to skip lines at the famous theme park; the newest way to stalk someone is apparently to use a drone; meanwhile, the SATs were canceled in all of South Korea due to allegations of widespread cheating. These discoveries and more after the jump.
Beijing is wiping out indigenous culture on the Tibetan Plateau. In protest, 98 people have set themselves on fire since 2009.
On Tuesday, Barack Obama played host to China's Vice President Xi Jinping at the White House to discuss trade, human rights and other diplomatic topics. Why all the fuss over a VP? For one, Xi was returning a gesture that his American counterpart, Joe Biden, recently made.
While China celebrates the 60-year mark of its "peaceful liberation" of Tibet, about 300 monks have been rounded up in a "patriotic re-education" campaign, which authorities hope will encourage them to renounce their devotion to the Dalai Lama, swear allegiance to China's ruling Communist Party and stop lighting themselves on fire.
A Los Angeles Times piece suggests Tibet's spiritual leader supports the American action against Osama bin Laden, surprising some followers and causing others to seek clarification of the Dalai Lama's comments.