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

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

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

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