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An East Coast School In Central China: The University Of Massachusetts Moves Into Asia

Are you a University of Massachusetts alumnus? A current student? You might not be alone in the world soon. The school is working out a deal to bring online classes to China.

Nightmare Playgrounds Equal Family Fun?

There is no question that kids love playgrounds – but unfortunately some adults have lost sight of what truly has “kid appeal”, as these terrifying playgrounds around the world prove!

Dislike Burial and Cremation? Try Resomation!

If you are planning on dying - and let's face it, we all are - you might be trying to answer the following question: Burial or cremation? Well, now there is a third option - resomation.

McDonalds Japan Bucks Fast Food Trends With Big Fat Burgers

You'd expect McDonalds Japan to be ahead of the game when it comes to providing healthy, calorie-conscious meals to a nation that boasts the world's longest average lifespan. Well, expect to be disappointed... BIG time!

Sabdes Superyacht : Luxurious and Eco-Friendly

In the world of Yachts usually, the bigger the better. Sabdes new 50m Superyacht breaks through that stereotype and sets the bar even higher by putting the environment first.

 


New Bizarre Beauty Trend: Placenta Drinks and Supplements

A range of drinks, jellies and supplements with placenta as their main ingredient is helping Japanese women preserve their youth and beauty. Bonus - they have a delicate Peach flavor and boast Zero calories. Yum!

Mazda-2 : World Car of the Year

For the past 4 years, a panel of almost 50 automotive journalists get together and choose the best overall car form around the world. For 2008, their choice was the Mazda-2. What was their reasoning?

False Teeth Collection Boxes Recover & Recycle for Charity

A somewhat unusual recycling initiative will see false teeth collection boxes set up at nine different locations in the southern Japanese city of Fukuoka. About 80% of the surprisingly large proceeds are being donated to charity.

Italian Car Design Takes to the Sky

Pininfarina is best known for making some of the most beautiful and fastest cars we have even seen. Names like the Ferrari F50 and 612 come to mind. So if you are responsible for such names, what happens when you want more? Well, I guess the sky is the limit.

Meltdown with Tom Price's Bizarre Chairs

London-born Tom Price knows a good DIY project when he sees one.  I wouldn't go so far as to advise you try this at home, but the results of some seemingly simple techniques and basic utilitarian materials are pretty stunning. 

Full Moon Sideboard Glows in the Dark

This Full Moon sideboard, designed by Sotirios Papadopoulos, is a limited edition of a mere twenty-four pieces, produced by Italian design company Ennezero.  

Toyota Drives Shoppers to Innovative Showroom Mall

Toyota, Japan's (and now the world's) leading car maker has begun building malls stocked with their cars since consumers in Japan would rather cruise the shops than shop for a cruiser.

Will Space Be the Next Tourist Attraction?

So what do you do if you want to see and experience all that is outer space and the $20 million price tag is a little steep? You settle for a shorter, lower altitude ride in a new XCOR Lynx.

Solas Lights Bring "Global" Enlightenment

Manchester-based designer Cj O'Neill melds the simplicity of a circle with organic elements to make richly atmospheric statements in ambient lighting.

Calico Café Caters to Cat Cuddlers Craving Kitten Companionship

'Rent A Cat' cafés like Calico in western Tokyo are catching on with wannabe pet owners in Japan's big cities who find their furry feline friends are barred from rental apartments.

Drink (Or Possibly Guzzle) Away the Art

Hannes Broecker has created an exhibition called "Drink Away the Art." Each container contains a mixed drink and viewers of the exhibition were invited to take a glass and drink from it.

Computer World Changes In China: PC Makers Look to Asia

Dell Computers announces major expansion into China with more than a dozen new products, including major Internet investments.

New Knife Proof T-shirt Provides Lightweight Protection

A lightweight, washable T-shirt keeps wearers cool and safe, thanks to slash-resistant properties that make it virtually knife-proof.

Subaru's Electric Microcar Already in the US

Even though the Subaru R1e Concept is just now hitting the streets in Japan, there is already a pair that have made it to US soil. So what should we expect from Subaru's electric vehicle?

Easter Egg Waterproof LED Lights Enhance Romance

Bored with your monotonous, monotone lifestyle? Sure you are - that's why you need these Banpresto 'Feeling Egg' Waterproof Lifestyle Lights, and just in time for Easter. Ambient lighting that adds color and egg-citement to booths, baths or both!