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Japanese experiment proves that cleaning up space junk is hard

Japanese experiment proves that cleaning up space junk is hard In the process, we've also created a whole lot of space junk.There are still thousands of other bits of space junk too small to track circling Earth now.

This city wants to build a giant statue of the scary ghost it's named after

This city wants to build a giant statue of the scary ghost it's named after The Indonesian town of Pontianak — the capital of the West Kalimantan province in the island of Borneo — is considering a 100m (328 ft)-tall statue of the maleficent female ghost it's named after, the Jakarta Post reported.Kuching means "cat" in Malay, and the "Singa" in Singapore means "lion" in Malay.

A black bear tried to reach into a hatchback and people are in shock

A black bear tried to reach into a hatchback and people are in shock Visitors to a Beijing drive-by wildlife park narrowly escaped the claws of black bears after they swarmed a white hatchback on Feb.They've clearly stated you shouldn't open the windows, why won't these people just listen?

World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva has a 'Slumdog Millionaire' moment in India

World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva has a 'Slumdog Millionaire' moment in India They've been celebrated in popular culture, most notably in Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire.The project has helped introduce new trains with higher speeds, better suspension systems, improved interiors, and a better ventilation system.

Japan is planning toilets for all genders at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Japan is planning toilets for all genders at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Tokyo's city government is seeking to install universal-use toilets for all genders in Olympic and Paralympic venues, according to the Asahi Shimbun.The city, which will host the upcoming 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, will consider building at least one unisex toilet in seven of the 11 venues being built by the city government.

Forget about Mars for a minute: Let's talk about these rad moon missions

Forget about Mars for a minute: Let's talk about these rad moon missions While the 2030s might be owned by missions to Mars, the 2020s belong to the moon.Here are five of the most promising moon missions coming up before the 2030s.

Selling counterfeit goods in China could put you in prison for a week — if one billionaire gets his way

Selling counterfeit goods in China could put you in prison for a week — if one billionaire gets his way Amazon is plagued by counterfeit sellers – and so is its biggest rival.But more recently, Ma has joined Amazon in trying to do something about the rash of counterfeit products on his e-commerce platform.

Pikachu-themed batteries are being recalled because they overheat

Pikachu-themed batteries are being recalled because they overheat The electric-type Pokémon — and the world's most recognisable electric rodent — is now the face of the latest battery-related product recall.The Pokémon Company has asked owners to refrain from using the batteries, which were made in collaboration with Tokyo-based electronics retailer Near Direct.

Airbnb continues to push Trips into more Asian countries

Airbnb continues to push Trips into more Asian countries The San Francisco-based company on Monday launched Trips across two new cities in the region, Singapore and Bangkok.This brings the Trips to four cities in Asia, including Seoul and Tokyo, which was in the original roll out late last year.

Computer model indicates Silk Road may be thousands of years older than thought

Computer model indicates Silk Road may be thousands of years older than thought Conventional wisdom holds that the fabled Silk Road began operating around 200 BCE and continued through the late 14th century.A new analysis of human movements across Asia suggests the Silk Road may have grown out of the paths used by simple nomadic herders thousands of years earlier.

This rare tiger is on the rebound in Thailand's jungle

This rare tiger is on the rebound in Thailand's jungle At least two populations of breeding Indochinese tigers still exist in the wild, researchers have confirmed in a new scientific survey.After scouring the footage, researchers found the region had an "exceptionally modest tiger density" of about 0.

Racist posters targeting Chinese students stir controversy at the University of Texas at Austin

Racist posters targeting Chinese students stir controversy at the University of Texas at Austin Racist flyers targeting Chinese students have been seen on the University of Texas at Austin.The posters, which claim to promote a "special class" to teach Chinese students  "ethics," went viral two days ago.

Esports will be at the 2022 Asian Games -- one step away from the Olympics

Esports will be at the 2022 Asian Games -- one step away from the Olympics The Olympic Council of Asia announced Monday night that esports will be an official medal sport at the 2022 Asian Games in China, which means esports are one step closer to being featured in the Olympic Games.The Asian Games are essentially the Asian version of the Olympic Games and are officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Rihanna's new jelly slides look like those cheap sandals found all over Asia

Rihanna's new jelly slides look like those cheap sandals found all over Asia Yet another case of designers making expensive versions of cheap things.No matter which way you look at them, there's no denying these Rihanna x Puma Fenty Jelly Slides look exactly like the cheap plastic sandals found just about everywhere across Asia.

Hooters to alter iconic uniforms for new outlets so it can be 'family friendly'

Hooters to alter iconic uniforms for new outlets so it can be 'family friendly' But the company, which is opening more than 30 new outlets across Asia, plans to change that — with the help of a new image.According to Neil Bailey, the president of Hooters Asia, he wants the new outlets in the region to have a "family restaurant experience.

'We Bare Bears' is a kids' show tackling modern millennial anxieties

'We Bare Bears' is a kids' show tackling modern millennial anxieties Popular Cartoon Network show We Bare Bears is the story of three bears living a modern human life in San Francisco.But at its heart, it's also a parable about the charms and perils of an increasingly connected society.

Uber's biggest competitor just raised a record $5.5 billion

Uber's biggest competitor just raised a record $5.5 billion 5 billion from investors, scoring the largest round of funding ever for a technology company to bankroll an expansion beyond China and into driver-less technology.out of China last year, is already one of the country’s best-funded private companies: its backers range from powerful state agencies to global venture firms and WeChat-operator Tencent Holdings Ltd.