Stories about Ideas from August, 2015
"Even with all the dodgy science in Liu Cixin's sci-fi, his values and literary skill aside, his imagination still far surpasses that of other contemporary Chinese sci-fi writers."
Weighed down by heavy schoolbags and neglected by the government, is life about to get better for Bangladesh's millions of miniature citizens?
Isolated Nagasaki, in western Japan, has a unique approach to Obon, the festival of the dead observed in Japan each year in mid-August.
If you believe that nothing good can come from a rifle, then you have to get to know the “escopetarra”—a hybrid that transforms two “lethal” weapons (an AK-47 and a...
On the day of her birthday, Syrian activist Marcell Shehwaro looks back at the trauma and heartbreak of life in Syria through the prism of birthdays past and present.
A virtual game made in Bolivia encourages girls not to let sexy dresses, high heels, makeup and Prince's kisses steal their right to decide who they want to be.
Fashion designer and innovator Danit Peleg, 27, is giving the world something to talk about. The creator of the world's first 3D printed clothing collection, Peleg explains: My goal was...
American and Japanese robotics companies Megabots and Suidobashi Heavy Industries have agreed to participate in a giant robot battle one year from now.
After years of promotion and reviews of documentaries devoted to social change, the site Films for Action released a list of what they consider to be the 100 most influencial...