Inner Mongolia News
This Toxic Lake of Black Sludge Is the Result of Mining to Create Our Tech Gadgets
There's a little-known lake about 5.5 miles in diameter in Inner Mongolia , China, but it's not the kind that offers prime waterfront real estate. This lake is toxic -- made entirely of black sludge and dangerous chemicals. "The artificial lake is a creation of the waste byproducts of rare earth
Woman 'Scared to Death' by Latest UFO Sighting
Strange lights in the sky leave police and residents baffled in Pennsylvania.
World Ping-Pong Champs Are Still Winners at 89, Even 100
Les D'Arcy is a fitness maniac with the buff muscles and flexibility to show for it. He's a "legend" in Britain, a seven-time world champion featured in the new film "Ping Pong." And, by the way, he's 89. D'Arcy is one of eight ruthless competitors vying to win at the 2012 World Table Over 80
The Coal Monster: Pollution Forces Chinese Leaders to Act
China's power plants and factories are spewing out toxic emissions and covering the country with smog and grime. For the new leadership, protecting the neglected environment has become a question of preserving its power. What does growth smell like? What does the biggest economic miracle of all
The Global Note: Some Euro-Relief…China Hijacking Foiled…President Morsi…The Queen's Diamonds
EURO-CRISIS: SOME REASON FOR HOPE -SUMMIT DEAL…As Richard DAVIES describes it, “An early morning surprise from Brussels.” After all-night talks European leaders appear to have come up with a set of measures to show they’re serious about solving the crippling debt crisis. European leaders agreed...
How China's Forced Abortion Policy Hits Two Women
This week in China two similar cases on the issue of forced abortions, which the U.S. deems an extreme human rights abuse, are unfolding with potentially very different outcomes. In the first case, the world was unaware of the abuse as it unfolded and nothing was done to stop it. In the second
Old and New China Meet Along the Yellow River
The Yellow River, regarded as the cradle of Chinese civilization, winds its way more than 5,000 kilometers from the Tibetan Plateau to its mouth in the Bohai Sea. SPIEGEL travelled the course of the river and discovered how quickly the country is pushing forward with its rise to superpower status
Miss Wales Sophie Moulds Is Kate Middleton Lookalike
Sophie Moulds was crowned the new Miss Wales for her poise, brains and looks, and those looks are strikingly similar to those of Britain’s Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge. Moulds, 19, is a first-year student majoring in business at Cardiff University. Like Middleton,...
Like Pompeii, Ancient China Forest Buried by Volcano
Long ago and far away, 298 million years ago in what is now called Inner Mongolia, a volcano erupted and sent ash in all directions. It would have been just one more forgotten prehistoric catastrophe, coming as it did in the Permian period before the...