7 Bizarrely Fascinating Videos From a North Korean Travel Agency

It's hard not to feel a sense of simultaneous discomfort and awe while watching the fascinatingly bizarre YouTube channel of Koryo Tours, a Beijing-based travel agency specializing in trips to North Korea. » 10/04/13 9:06am 10/04/13 9:06am

North Korea Says It's Manufacturing Smartphones with "High Pixels"

North Korea is known for a lot of things: propaganda, prison camps, starving citizens. Manufacturing high-end electronics is not one of them. But who says a scrappy little country Dennis Rodman-loving totalitarian dictator can't dream? » 8/12/13 10:47am 8/12/13 10:47am

The Only Person North Korea Follows on Twitter Is This Goofy American…

North Korea's led the charge in a lot of areas, fictional animal lair discoveries, for one. But South Korea's crazy cousins to the north aren't exactly known to excel at internet culture. So while it's no surprise that their official Twitter account only follows three accounts, as Mother Jones discovered, it is, in… » 1/09/13 12:40pm 1/09/13 12:40pm

Eric Schmidt Actually Landed in North Korea... Now What?

Despite the U.S. State Department essentially saying that the Google chairman's North Korean jaunt would be a horrible idea of which they want absolutely no part, this morning, Eric Schmidt landed in North Korea with former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson in tow. » 1/07/13 3:10pm 1/07/13 3:10pm

How 4Chan Made Kim Jong Un Time Readers' Person of the Year

Kim Jong Un invented time travel, cured cancer, cloned a wooly mammoth, and became the first male human to give birth, which is exactly why he's Time's 2012 man of the year. Wait, that's the North Korean version of the story. In reality, 4Chan just manipulated the vote.
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Did North Korea Secretly Test Two Nukes in 2010?

A new analysis suggests North Korea clandestinely tested two nuclear weapons in 2010. If it's true, it would double the number of known tests hailing from the country and could mean serious nuclear warhead development is underway. » 2/03/12 3:20pm 2/03/12 3:20pm