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Japanese teen girls with superpowers
Unlike the bagel head "trend" awhile back, this one's the real deal: Japanese high school girls (and guys) have an online trend of performing "Makankousappou" （ often tweeted as...
Mar 30th, 2013
Finger pointing in Richmond Chinese signage debate not constructive
Language rules on signage would not resolve the tensions that underlined the petition presented to Richmond City Council last week.
Mar 26th, 2013
Two years after Japan's tsunami, time stands still
"Two years after the tsunami: families lost, time stands still," reads the headline on Japan's Asahi newspaper this morning, as the country marks the anniversary of the 9.0 magnitude...
Mar 10th, 2013
Interview with Ethel Rosenberg's son on Bradley Manning trial makes waves on twitter
We follow the response to Massoud Hayoun's epic interview.
Mar 9th, 2013
BC youth use their skills to promote social and environmental change around the world
BC youth’s leadership and creativity in creating social, economic, and environmental change globally is highlighted by the BC Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC) as part of International...
Feb 6th, 2013
China and US have the same problem: inequality
Inequality in China could heighten tensions between elites and the masses. These tensions could eventually turn into social unrest, political instability, and even revolution. Sound familiar America?
Jan 23rd, 2013
French soldier's "Call of Duty" look in Mali draws fire on social media
French military spokesperson calls soldier's "Ghost" mask "unacceptable".
Jan 22nd, 2013
On rage and evil
Prominent therapist Andrew Feldmar discusses rage and evil and the Newtown gunman.
Dec 18th, 2012
Apocalypse 2012: how will the world end?
Mayan calendar, Antichrist, web-bot: conspiracy theorists predict the end of the world, again.
Dec 28th, 2011
Hacktivists to the rescue: Random Hacks of Kindness
Hackers in Vancouver are coming together for the common good on November 30. Will you be there?
Nov 21st, 2012