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From dial-up modems to record tech IPO 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:04:09 EDT 
    World's largest online population celebrates twenty years of 'utterly transformational' connectivity.

Scenes from the field 
  Fri, 06 Dec 2013 03:12:27 EST 

    Obama's Asia tour 
      Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:04:18 EDT 
      President Barack Obama arrived in Japan on Wednesday for the first part of his Asia trip that started with reassuring Tokyo of U.S. support in its bitter territorial dispute with China.

    Ferry disaster 
      Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:57:59 EDT 
      The latest news all but eliminates hopes of finding survivors on the ferry, which went down off the coast of Jindo, South Korea, last week.

    Yemen strikes 
      Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:07:09 EDT 
      Officials call the attack "massive and unprecedented."

    China internet anniversary 
      Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:06:19 EDT 
      "Across the Great Wall we can reach every corner of the world," read the header of the first email sent from China back in 1987.

    From humble GIF to high art 
      Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:37:32 EDT 
      When you think of GIFs, those never-ending sequences of looping motion, you're more likely to associate them with lightly humorous viral content than a respectable art form.

    The world's top furniture fair 
      Mon, 14 Apr 2014 07:02:53 EDT 
      This year around 300,000 visitors are expected to attend the Milan's Salone del Mobile, the world's largest and most important furniture fair.

    Rise of the mega-museums 
      Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:51:38 EDT 
      From the British Museum to the Louvre, the world's leading museums house treasured artifacts and storied works of art. They may protect centuries of culture, but they don't want to be perceived as dusty relics themselves.

    How to buy a great watch 
      Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:40:44 EDT 
      In recent days the good and the great of the watch and jewelry industry have descended on Basel, Switzerland for Baselworld 2014—the biggest and most ballyhooed event on the industry calendar. Running until April 3, the fair is expected to attract more than 150,000 visitors, who will ogle at the latest gadgets and admire glittering new designs.

    The 2014 Pritzker Prize 
      Thu, 27 Mar 2014 06:56:25 EDT 
      Shigeru Ban, the 57-year-old winner of this year's Pritzker Prize -- arguably the world's most prestigious architecture award -- is the Rumpelstiltskin of building design.

    China's iconic dress 
      Thu, 20 Mar 2014 09:02:14 EDT 
      It's perhaps the most iconic scene in the most iconic Hong Kong movie of all time.

    Buildings with a hollow middle 
      Thu, 20 Mar 2014 08:46:58 EDT 
      From a giant ice cube to a building shaped like a coin, it seems architects are increasingly drawn to buildings you can see straight through.

    Dark drama of Venice Carnival 
      Wed, 12 Mar 2014 11:15:32 EDT 
      Every spring Halloween meets haute couture at the Carnival of Venice.

    Female biker gangs of Marrakech 
      Fri, 28 Feb 2014 18:09:41 EST 
      The word "motorcycle" often conjures up images of tattooed men wearing black leather jackets. Not so in Marrakech. The city's thriving bike culture includes plenty of women. With their polka dot veils and heart-shaped sunglasses, they're steering motorcycle fashion in their own direction.
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