Category: Asia

Asia and Australia Edition: Aretha Franklin, Free Press, Google: Your Friday Briefing

AdvertisementAsia and Australia EditionAug. 16, 2018(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)Good morning. Honoring a soul music legend, protesting at Google and hiding a river of trash…

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Trilobites: Trapped in 99-Million-Year-Old Amber, a Beetle With Pilfered Pollen

AdvertisementTrilobitesThe discovery is among the strongest evidence in the fossil record that the insects pollinated prehistoric cycads, a plant that preceded flowering plants.A mid-Cretaceous beetle had a cavity filled with…

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Asia and Australia Edition: Turkey, Taliban, Peter Strzok: Your Tuesday Briefing

AdvertisementAsia and Australia EditionAug. 13, 2018(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)Good morning. Economic fears in Turkey, a possible Taliban milestone and obesity among Thailand’s monks. Here’s…

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Asia and Australia Edition: Charlottesville, Turkey, Caspian: Your Monday Briefing

AdvertisementAsia and Australia EditionAug. 12, 2018(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)Good morning. Protests and counterprotests in Washington, Turkey’s lira in danger and China’s outreach to the…

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Asia and Australia Edition: North Korea, Russia, Samsung: Your Friday Briefing

AdvertisementAsia and Australia EditionAug. 9, 2018(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)Good morning. A close look at the global heat wave, a deadly airstrike in Yemen and…

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Trilobites: Something Digs Intricate Tunnels in Garnets. Is It Alive?

AdvertisementTrilobitesThe deep red gems have long been found marred with internal markings. Researchers propose a new explanation involving fungal microorganisms who have found a nice place to live. Microscopic tubular…

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Asia and Australia Edition: Chris Collins, Tesla, Trade War: Your Thursday Briefing

AdvertisementAsia and Australia EditionAug. 8, 2018(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)Good morning. Voting in the U.S., deepening tensions between Saudi Arabia and Canada and what to…

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