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Dead Body Discovered During Avengers Filming in South Korea

This weekend, filming began in Seoul for The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Mapo Bridge was closed to traffic for the production. Below the bridge, a body was discovered floating in the water. » 3/31/14 10:02am 3/31/14 10:02am

Why Joss Whedon Is Already Apologizing for The Avengers: Age of Ultron

The new Avengers movie hasn't started shooting in Seoul yet, but Joss Whedon is already telling the people he's sorry for the mess and inconvenience the movie will bring. » 3/28/14 9:52am 3/28/14 9:52am

What lessons could public schools take from South Korean cram schools?

The Wall Street Journal has a fascinating article on South Korea's hagwons, the for-profit cram schools that nearly three out of four South Korean students attend. What can American public schools learn from a country where top tutors can earn up to $4 million a year? » 8/04/13 11:00am 8/04/13 11:00am

South Korea will keep evolution in its high school textbooks!

Good news, everyone. In the battle over whether or not to include examples of evolution in South Korean textbooks, evolution has finally achieved a much-needed (if somewhat belated) victory. » 9/11/12 1:30pm 9/11/12 1:30pm

Korean scientists push to keep evolution in schools

A small cohort of Korean scientists is fighting to reintroduce some sanity to the country, after creationist group Society for Textbook Revise successfully campaigned to see examples of evolution removed from high school bio textbooks. » 6/22/12 6:50am 6/22/12 6:50am

South Korea will remove evolution from its high school textbooks

It appears that the United States is not the only country having a hard time accepting evolution. According to a report in Nature, a South Korean creationist campaign has achieved victory in its efforts to see specific examples of evolution removed from high school text books. Their breakthrough is part of a larger… » 6/05/12 2:30pm 6/05/12 2:30pm

World's deadliest golf course boasts land mines and man-bear-pigs

Along the DMZ, golf is not a sport for the faint of heart. The golf course at Camp Bonifas, just south of the Korean demilitarized zone, boasts just one hole, but what it lacks in quantity it more than makes up for in hazards. Live land mines line the course, and bizarre animals stumble out from the woods. » 4/28/12 8:00am 4/28/12 8:00am

South Korea unveils robotic prison guards, promises futuristic cavity…

To round out their drug-sniffing clone dog army, South Korean authorities are now experimenting with robotic prison guards. Lest you think these cyber-wardens will be equipped with gatling guns in the style of Robocop's ED-209, know that this alarm-equipped bot has more in common with the Death Star's delivery droids. » 4/16/12 9:30am 4/16/12 9:30am

The Most Phallic Places On The Planet

All across the globe, there are monuments and tourist attractions that transform our otherwise boring reality into a gleefully tumescent fantasia. Here are the world's most otherworldly phallic vacation destinations. » 1/19/12 1:05pm 1/19/12 1:05pm

South Korean airport fights drug smugglers with cloned dogs

At Incheon Airport, the Korean Custom Service has turned to seven cloned pooches to sniff out drug mules. These golden Labrador Retrievers are all the genetic duplicates of Chase, a retired drug-sniffing dog whose nose was among the most discerning Incheon had ever seen. » 10/04/11 11:15am 10/04/11 11:15am

10 striking geographical locales abandoned by humans (and reclaimed by…

To paraphrase everyone's favorite chaos theorist from Jurassic Park, "Life finds a way." Indeed, that old chestnut is applicable to the following ten destinations, where animals have found a home in areas humans once tread. Remember, if you want to keep poachers out of your nature preserve, surround it with land mines. » 9/28/11 10:00am 9/28/11 10:00am

The weirdest kaiju dance number ever committed to celluloid

In the 1967 South Korean Godzilla rip-off Yongary, The Monster of the Deep, the film's plucky boy protagonist catches the beast napping. Upon waking up, the monster begins swaying groovy to the spontaneous sounds of surf rock. He's not a great dancer, but he's got better moves than Pulgasari. » 9/04/11 10:10am 9/04/11 10:10am

Now you can buy groceries using augmented reality, in South Korean…

First South Korea decided to remove inefficient non-electronic textbooks by 2015. And now they have created the first successful augmented reality supermarket chains in subways. » 7/13/11 12:30pm 7/13/11 12:30pm

In South Korea, falling asleep in front of a fan is the kiss of death

Here in America, the most famous urban legends tend to skew on the grisly side (see: The Hookman, the hand-licking escaped mental patient). But in South Korean urban folklore, there's an ever better villain: the killer, breath-stealing electric fan. » 7/05/11 11:30am 7/05/11 11:30am

Meet your new robotic kindergarten teacher

Remember how South Korean classrooms have been experimenting with integrating robots into their curriculums? A robot called KIRO recently completed a three-week test run as a kindergarten aide. It's unclear how much the robo-teacher actually taught, but he seemed enthusiastic. » 6/20/11 11:40am 6/20/11 11:40am

Adorable panhandling robot will take your money (and steal your heart)

The notion of a panhandling robot may sound like pure fiction, but roboticists in South Korea have worked together with MIT Media Lab to create with DONA, a motion-sensing bot built to solicit street donations. » 4/23/11 12:10pm 4/23/11 12:10pm

The Korean version of the X-Files takes place in the 17th century

Check out this footage from the Korean TV show Special Investigation Report, which is more commonly referred to as "Joseon X-Files." What's it about? A pair of UFO investigators sleuthing during Korea's Joseon Dynasty. Matthew Bey of No Fear For the Future has seen half a season, and even though the production values… » 1/12/11 1:35pm 1/12/11 1:35pm

The strangest ways Christmas has been used for psychological warfare

For decades, militaries have weaponized Christmas songs, symbols, and sentimentality for psychological warfare and propaganda purposes. Here are some bizarre tales about ersatz Christmas cards during World War II, controversial Christmas trees, and decking the halls in the Colombian jungle. » 12/25/10 1:30pm 12/25/10 1:30pm