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Mercator projection and bias
The flat world map we normally see is made by the Mercator projection, which is a cylindrical map projection developed by cartographer Gerardus Mercator in 1569.

Why newspapers are forever
I know some people are laughing - some out loud - as they read the headline of this piece I happen to be writing in the middle of the night.

Has K-pop lost its spark?
When New Kids on the Block - who were a successful boy band in the U.S. - came to Seoul in 1992, Korean teenage girls with a thirst for American superstars went so wild and crazy that one of the fans was crushed to death at the concert.

Let's fasten our children in seat belts
In 2007, a robber in the U.S stole a car with a baby in the car seat. The robber threw out the baby in the car seat on the highway going around 100 miles per hour. Luckily, there were only a few cars on the road and the baby was safe. The news anch..

Hello Lennon, goodbye Lenin
History often has a way of coming full circle and so I was intrigued when a statue of Lenin was destroyed in Kiev on Dec. 8 as part of the EuroMaidan protests there. As any fan of rock music can tell you, you see, Dec. 8 is the day John Lennon was ..

A purple-red pushcart
For many years from Nov. 22 to Dec. 22, Pauline sisters in Singapore display a purple-red push-cart displayed with books, CDs, DVDs, cribs (mangers) and various religious articles to help people prepare for Christmas.

Black holes of the past
The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. - Albert Einstein

Part-time teacher

Are you a psychopath?
If you were given the choice to have your conscience removed, would you take it? Just imagine; you would no longer be burdened with guilt. No concern for others, no shame, no remorse, regardless of the pain caused to others. Wouldn't it be good?

Revamp media's perspective of foreigners
I have lived in Korea for seven years now. Despite firsthand experience and research on media and education, I still do not claim to be an expert on the Korean media culture. No doubt the media is a powerful tool that connects us to reality, partic..

Italian art and stage designs
Italian opera is more than extreme emotions and astounding voices. It also has intense visual appeal.

New discovery for men
Humankind has made hundreds and millions of good and bad discoveries and inventions.

Supertyphoon Haiyan
Super Typhoon Haiyan, the most powerful storm of the 2013 typhoon season in the Asia-Pacific region, hit the Philippines on Nov. 7.

Living with discerning eyes
Because we live in a society flooded with information, we sometimes fall victim to images that catch our eye and prompt us to make frivolous choices.

A trip to remember
Before I came to Canada at a relatively young age, I had spent most of my time in Seoul. Therefore, while living in Canada, I regretted that I had not seen much of Korea before I left.

Personality education at schools
While teaching at elementary schools for more than a decade, I've learned a lot about the effect that parents - particularly mothers - have on their childrens personality development.

Japanese woman who married a Maasai warrior
Maasai are a Nilotic ethnic group of semi-nomadic people who are among the best known of African ethnic groups because they live near the game parks of Kenya and Tanzania where they follow and practice their distinctive customs. The men of the Maas..

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