Here Is What It's Like When Women Have Slightly More Power

Having it all is, of course, a tired phrase that crassly oversimplifies the stakes for most women, and yet, for the sake of shorthand, let's rename it "Winning at Life" instead. If winning at life is, say, balancing family, romance and power on something like your terms — then the ladies of the Mosuo got it all… » 9/25/14 4:20pm 9/25/14 4:20pm

Lying Panda Is a Lying Liar of Lies, Fakes Pregnancy For Extra Food

When you look into the deep soulful eyes of a panda, the last thing you expect is that the panda will lie to you to get extra food. That's something that you'd expect of bears, certainly, and definitely from foxes. Rabbits, obviously. But a panda faking pregnancy just to survive extinction? Now that's beyond the pale.… » 8/27/14 1:16am 8/27/14 1:16am

Chef Making Snake Soup Fatally Bitten by Decapitated Cobra

Today in DON'T FUCK WITH SNAKES, a chef in southern China died when a spitting cobra he was preparing to cook bit him on the hand...20 minutes after he decapitated it. Chef Peng Fan was making snake soup—a regional specialty made with spitting cobra meat, which reportedly has "spectacular health benefits"—and was… » 8/25/14 7:10pm 8/25/14 7:10pm

The Facekini Is the Must-Have Swimwear Item of the Season

If you were on the internet 9 years ago, you may have heard about the Facekini, a revolutionary product that protected one's face from tanning while swimming. Almost a decade later, the Facekini is even more popular, exploding onto the beaches of Qingdao, China and protecting from more than just the sun. » 8/08/14 4:00pm 8/08/14 4:00pm

19-Year-Old LGBT Activist is First Gay Man To Sue Chinese Government

When the Chinese government declined to register Xiang Xiaohan's gay rights organization Same-Sex Love Assistance Network claiming "homosexuality had no place in Chinese traditional culture and 'the building of spiritual civilisation,'" Xiang took it upon himself to file a lawsuit against the government. The bold move… » 3/30/14 3:05pm 3/30/14 3:05pm

Chinese Officials Debate Why South Korea's Soap Operas Are Better

There's a lot going on in China, so it may come as a surprise that when the country's two highest governing boards met in Beijing last week, the hottest topic of discussion wasn't the recent terrorist attack that left 33 dead or the country's economy; it was a South Korean soap opera that's been sweeping the nation… » 3/08/14 6:40pm 3/08/14 6:40pm