The Beautiful Radio Station Broadcasting From Nepal's "Hidden Kingdom"

Mustang is one of the most remote parts of Nepal: Nestled on the border of Tibet, it was one of the last parts of the country to encounter Westerners. It's been described as a "hidden kingdom" that's been "virtually unchanged since the 15th century," but modern technology—like radio—is coming. » 4/17/14 3:00pm Yesterday 3:00pm

South Korea Thinks It Found Two Crashed Drones From North Korea

On Wednesday, South Korean officials unveiled photos of two rudimentary drones that crashed over the border, on South Korean land, around the same time the country exchanged live fire with North Korea. And, indeed, they think it was the North Koreans who sent the drones—if you want to call them drones, that is. » 4/02/14 11:00am 4/02/14 11:00am

South Korean University Now Accepts Gamers as Student Athletes

Man, remember how your folks would harass you about getting ahead in life rather than molting in front of a video game for 42 hours on end? Throw this in your mama's face: Chung-Ang University in South Korea now considers competitive gamers the same as traditional athletes. And it's a top 10 (South Korean) school! » 3/19/14 3:20pm 3/19/14 3:20pm

South Korea Is Building a Series of Biodomes for Endangered Species

Planet Earth is falling apart. It sounds a bit dramatic when you put it in such stark terms, but, in many ways, it's true. The list of endangered species grows every year as humans bulldoze more habitats and belch more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. What's an environmentalist to do? » 3/03/14 1:20pm 3/03/14 1:20pm

That Curved Screen Samsung Galaxy Round Is a Real Thing

If you're looking to get weird with your phone, the curved screen of the official Samsung Galaxy Round is a good start. Well, sort of. The curved 5.7-inch screen—same as the uncurved Note 3—is a real thing that Samsung is actually making but it's only launching on SK Telecom in South Korea. » 10/08/13 10:21pm 10/08/13 10:21pm

Parking's a Breeze in This Foldable, Smartphone-Controlled Electric Car

Researchers in South Korea hope to solve all kinds of problems with a revolutionary new vehicle that's a real-life Transformer. The Armadillo-T is an ultra-light, ultra-compact electric car that literally folds in half at the flip of a switch. Sure it looks a little bit goofy but come on—you know you want one. » 8/20/13 5:40pm 8/20/13 5:40pm

Seoul's Government Installed a Giant Ear to Collect Citizen Complaints

There's something unsatisfying about making a traditional complaint. As you're filling out the form, you can almost see the government bureaucrat crumpling it up and throwing it away a few days later. Wouldn't it be great if you could just yell at the pencil pushers directly? In Seoul, you can. » 8/19/13 4:20pm 8/19/13 4:20pm

North Korea Tried to Blame Anonymous for Its South Korea Cyberattacks

North Korea tried and failed to hide behind the undisputed superstars of the hacker community last month when South Korea got hit by a large scale cyberattack. According to South Korea, Kim Jong Un and company worked hard to cover its tracks by hiding the IP addresses of computers used in the attacks and later… » 7/16/13 12:01pm 7/16/13 12:01pm

North Korea Is Putting Its Rockets on Standby for Fire After the US…

According to Reuters, North Korea has readied its rockets to attack US military bases in South Korea and the Pacific Ocean after the US made a show of force earlier today by flying stealth bombers over South Korea. Kim Jong Un had apparently signed off an order for North Korea's rockets to be "on standby for fire". » 3/28/13 10:57pm 3/28/13 10:57pm

The World's Biggest Ship Is Assembled like a Lego Model

With a capacity of more than 16,000 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit shipping containers) the CMA CGM Marco Polo currently reigns as the "world's largest container ship" but it won't for much longer. Construction of an even larger line of mega-ships—the Maersk Triple E—will soon be complete and, once launched, will… » 3/19/13 9:20pm 3/19/13 9:20pm