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Exquisitely hand-colored portraits offer a glimpse of 1870s China

Exquisitely hand-colored portraits offer a glimpse of 1870s China Born to an aristocratic Austrian family in 1839, Baron Raimund von Stillfried spent his youth adventuring around the world before opening a photo studio in Yokohama, Japan.There, he specialized in producing hand-colored souvenir photos of traditional Japanese “types” for wealthy Western tourists to bring home.

Bill Gates isn't kidding around when he says bioterrorism could kill '30 million people'

Bill Gates isn't kidding around when he says bioterrorism could kill '30 million people' President Donald Trump may have the nuclear codes, but when it comes to things to be scared about, think bigger.According to Bill Gates, bioterrorism could be even more deadly.

How the UK government can hack your personal data

How the UK government can hack your personal data From the moment you set foot on British soil, your personal data could easily be accessed, or even hacked, by the government.Here's a provisional guide: Before you land, your data has already been sent to the UK's border agency for risk assessment.

India's only active volcano is back from the dead after 150 years

India's only active volcano is back from the dead after 150 years It erupted for about four hours in January, scientists from the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) claimed.The volcano is situated in Barren Islands in the Andaman & Nicobar archipelago.

Chinese companies are torching trash off power lines with flame-throwing drones

Chinese companies are torching trash off power lines with flame-throwing drones That's got to be the most metal way to clean a power line.Chinese companies have engineered an alarming-looking way of eliminating trash hanging on power lines — by torching them with flame-throwing drones: People are reporting seeing these drones burning off items such as kites or balloons tangled in the wires, that are too far for staff to reach.

Sweden's embassy in the U.S. is looking forward to schooling Trump

Sweden's embassy in the U.S. is looking forward to schooling Trump So as President Donald Trump has already figured out, there were a few things that happened in Sweden on Friday.Speaking at a rally in Melbourne, Florida, on Saturday, Trump alluded to a terrorism incident in Sweden as part of his argument for implementing his immigration ban.

Ofo, one of China's most aggressive bike-sharing firms, expands globally

Ofo, one of China's most aggressive bike-sharing firms, expands globally One of China's most aggressive bike-sharing companies, ofo, has launched 1,000 bikes in Singapore over the weekend, the Straits Times reported.Many of these providers, including Ofo, oBike and Mobike, are stationless, which means users don't need to return them to a designated station.

The 'Humans of Payatas' features inspiring stories about people living in its slums

The 'Humans of Payatas' features inspiring stories about people living in its slums But one organisation is hoping to change that with its photo project, "Humans of Payatas.Until today, it is unable to shake off its association with trash and slums.

India is getting an undersea bullet train

India is getting an undersea bullet train Drills for India's first bullet train has begun, according to reports.3 miles) undersea rail corridor between Mumbai and Ahmadabad in western India is slated to begin in 2018.

There's not enough medical marijuana in Australia, so it's speeding up imports

There's not enough medical marijuana in Australia, so it's speeding up imports The change is intended to counter delays for patients prescribed medicinal cannabis, who currently have to rely on "case by case" imports from overseas.He estimated that "within 8 weeks, possibly sooner" Australia will have a store of imported medicinal cannabis ready to go.

Japan zoo kills 57 monkeys carrying 'invasive alien' genes

Japan zoo kills 57 monkeys carrying 'invasive alien' genes A Japanese zoo has killed 57 snow monkeys by lethal injection, after they were found to be carrying genes of an "invasive alien species.The rhesus macaque, which is native to parts of India and China, is banned in Japan, and therefore categorised as an "invasive alien species.

18-year-old chess grandmaster gets kicked off Iran national team for not wearing a headscarf

18-year-old chess grandmaster gets kicked off Iran national team for not wearing a headscarf An 18-year-old Iranian chess grandmaster has been kicked off the national team after she showed up for a game not wearing a hijab.However, she failed to wear a hijab, or traditional headscarf, which is compulsory wear for Iranian women in public.

South Korean women will live longer than the rest of us in the future

South Korean women will live longer than the rest of us in the future More than half of women born in South Korea in 2030 will be expected to live to more than 90 years old, an increase of 6.Men will be expected to average 84 years in the future as well, an increase of 7 years over 2010 babies.

India's new currency problem: Fake Rs 2,000 bills at SBI ATM

India's new currency problem: Fake Rs 2,000 bills at SBI ATM The latest challenge is fighting the fake bills.Rohit Kumar, a New Delhi resident has filed a complaint with the police after a cash booth (ATM) dispensed four fake Rs 2,000 ($30) bills earlier this month.