3,000 Ancient Buddhas Unearthed in China

Apr 19, 2012 by

Found at the site of an ancient Chinese city, the 1,500-year-old statues—some life-size—may have been buried by temple officials. The discovery is believed to be the largest of its kind since the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, an archaeologist with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences told reporters in late March, [...]

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‘Red Deer Cave people’ may be new species of human

Mar 15, 2012 by

A skull, possibly from a new species of human, recovered from Longlin cave in Guangxi province, China. The fossilised remains of stone age people recovered from two caves in south west China may belong to a new species of human that survived until around the dawn of agriculture.   The partial skulls and other bone [...]

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26 Facts About the Awful Conditions Where Your Gadgets are Made

Feb 05, 2012 by

Breaking down what we know about Foxconn, the massive factory in China where workers manufacture popular products like iPhones and iPads.As well as working with companies like Dell, Motorola, Nokia and Hewlett-Packard. See it on Scoop.it, via Mindscape

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Cannabis Investment: An Industry Primed for Growth

Dec 08, 2011

If you thought cannabis investment was only a teenage pastime, think again. Hemp and medicinal cannabis are both tried and tested money-making industries, and both are moving at a fast pace. For those on the lookout for unusual investment opportunities—particularly in construction and pharmaceuticals—this could be a growing market. Although industrial hemp contains less than [...]

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Mysterious White Lines in China Desert

Nov 16, 2011

White lines in Gobi desert, northwestern China. Google Maps Just what are those lines? And what are they doing in the middle of nowhere, out in the Gobi desert of northwestern China? If you’re into crop circles, Area 51 or UFOs, you’ll love these. See it on Scoop.it, via Mindscape

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The Battle Rages On…

Apr 06, 2011

Just a day or so ago, I was luxuriating in the sight of Anne the elephant relishing her new-found freedom in Longleat Safari Park. It was heartwarming to learn of her sheer happiness after the vile abuse she’d received at the hands of her Romanian ‘groom’ Nicolae, who has now apparently fled Britain, but my [...]

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New Govermental Announcement on Stonehenge

Apr 04, 2011

Earlier this evening, I received an amusing and intriguing missive from Frank Somers of the Stonehenge Druids. Frank asked me if I wanted to post it here on Mindscape and I’m very happy to do so. Over to you, Frank: I wake up in the mornings slowly and switch on the BBC breakfast news to [...]

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