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Opening Education's Gates - The Gates Foundation Invests In Innovative Education

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is putting over $20 million into innovative learning tools, including gaming and social networking.

Atta Boy! - The 13 Year-Old Who Has Planted Over A Million Trees

Felix Finkbeiner is a 13 year-old who just planted his millionth tree - and addressed the United Nations.

Census Results May Prompt Changes in China's One-Child Policy

China's controversial “One-Child” policy has succeeded is putting the brakes on runaway population growth but results of the 2010 census have revealed some worrisome side-effects that don't bode well for the future.

Final Turbine at China's Three Gorges Dam Begins Testing

Testing of the 32nd and final turbine at China's massive Three Gorges underground power station has begun, as the hydroelectric project's highly anticipated final completion date draws ever closer.

China's First Aircraft Carrier Set to Sail this Summer

China's remarkable rise as an economic colossus has been shadowed by a no less impressive military buildup. A prime example of the latter will shortly be revealed, as China's People's Liberation Army Navy takes Shi Lang, the nation's first aircraft carrier, out for sea trials this summer.

Cup Noodle Celebrates 40 Years of Quick & Easy Meals

Amen to ramen! You don't have to be a Flying Spaghetti Monster to appreciate the impact Japan's iconic Cup Noodle has had on the world's eating habits over the past 40 years. Now an "election" organized by Nissin, manufacturer of Cup Noodle, is being held to find ramen-lovers' fave Cup Noodle flavor.

China's First Space Station is a 2020 Vision

Skylab, Mir, ISS and... 'Heavenly Palace'? China's Manned Space Engineering Office has confirmed longstanding rumors by stating that the nation's first orbiting space station will be completed in the year 2020. The announcement is in keeping with China's firm vision as one of the world's foremost spacefaring nations.

Casting The Counters - Improving Radiation Monitoring In Japan

Safecast want your help to deploy up to 600 more Geiger Counters in Japan.

Hiroshima's Atomic Bomb Dome Makes Google Street View

Nothing interesting on your street? Google begs to differ... if you live on a certain street in Hiroshima, that is. The Japanese city's iconic 'Atomic Dome' is the latest well-known address to make the leap to Google Street View.

You Are Where You Eat - The Food Freedom Movement Gains Traction

Three towns in Maine have passed Food Freedom legislation that overrides federal government interference in local food production.

Talking TED - Spread Your Own Ideas Through TED

TED wants to know if you have ideas worth spreading.

Have A Gay Old Time - Liberating Homosexuality In The Middle East

A new website gives homosexuals in the Middle East a much needed forum to address their issues.

US Tourism Mission Takes Social Media To China

In an era when Americans can learn a lot from the Chinese pertaining to various business practices, the Chinese also are welcoming new ideas from the West. A Tourism Mission scheduled for April 22- 29, 2011 will bring together educators and tourism professionals who are travel industry veterans. In addition to topics such as green energy, cost containment and management systems for the travel industry, the itinerary for this mission will also include the new field of social media.

Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun - A Probe That Flies Into The Sun

The Solar Probe Plus has one ultimate goal: crash into the Sun.

Plan It - Chart The World With StatPlanet

StatPlanet lets you interact easily with a wealth of World Bank data.

Join The Fight For Democracy With The Fight For Freedom iPod App

Now you can be a part of the fight for democracy in the Middle East, even if you're physically a thousand miles away from where the protests and rallies are being held. The Fight for Freedom: One Click to Revolution app for the iPhone and iPod Touch by Obvious Apps makes sure of that.

Will Facebook See The Light Of Day In The Shadow OF China's Firewall?

This month tweets and rumors have been mounting leading to the probability that Mark Zuckerberg might have struck a deal with the Chinese. (Looks his trip to China last December was more for business, than pleasure).  If so, conjecture has it that a Facebook-lite iteration might open in the nation known for some of the strictest Internet censorship regulations known on the planet.

China Would Really Rather Have a Buick

Buick, the oldest active American car brand, is enjoying somewhat of a renaissance in of all places China. One wonders what old David Dunbar Buick would think if he heard that more than twice as many of his namesake vehicles are sold each year in China than in the USA. Here are 8 Chinese Buicks you won't find on the menu back home.

Branson Gets Deep - The World's Deepest Diving Submarine

Richard Branson is making it possible to explore the very depths of the world's oceans.

Put the Killer Behind Bars in the Real Crimes: The Unicorn Killer Video Game

Real Crimes: The Unicorn Killer intrigued me from the get-go because it wasn't just your ordinary hidden object mystery game. It was based on a true crime that happened in 1977, hence the title. This fact can turn off a lot of people right from the start. I mean, one reason why people turn to games and to a virtual world is to escape from the real one, right? Even for just a little while.