Secret US-China Climate Deal Sounds Romantic As Hell

The United States and China have just committed to work together on reducing carbon emissions. Which is majorit's pretty much impossible to make meaningful progress on climate change without the two nations presenting a united front, and if we don't make meaningful progress on climate change, humanity is pretty much… » 11/12/14 11:40am 11/12/14 11:40am

Vladimir Putin Got a Little Too Cozy With the First Lady of China

Let me ask you something: What would you do if suddenly, unexpectedly, you found the arms of terrifying gun-toting, chest-bearing Russian president Vladimir Putin wrapping a shawl around your shoulders? Think fast! Because that's the position Chinese first lady Peng Liyuan recently found herself in. » 11/11/14 4:45pm 11/11/14 4:45pm

China's 'Singles Day' Makes Black Friday Look Like Amateur Hour

America has turned every holiday on its national calendar into an excuse for shopping, with Black Friday damn near cannibalizing Thanksgiving. But nothing compares to the online ordering orgy that is 11/11, China's Singles' Day, where $8 billion worth of crap has already been snapped up at deep discounts—and that's … » 11/11/14 1:30pm 11/11/14 1:30pm

Intense Photos of Plastic Surgery Tranformations Going Viral in China

Plastic surgery continues to grow more and more popular in China, with women and men crossing the border into South Korea to get extensive surgery that transforms not just their features, but their entire faces, rendering them almost unrecognizable. And these recently posted photos are causing quite a stir in the news. » 11/10/14 7:10pm 11/10/14 7:10pm

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