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Meet the champions of spear throwing, flint knapping, and stone throwing.

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A scientific project in the jungles of Guyana allows visitors to actively engage in the capture and research of black caimans

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Throw away your map, embrace Chinggis vodka, and beware the Death Worm: Mark Hay's cheat-sheet for Mongolia's boomtown.

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Inside the uphill fight against Hollywood’s chronic misuse of birdsongs.

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The capital of Somaliland challenges media-soaked preconceptions about the region - but visitors should be prepared to eat a lot of camel meat, and mind the acrobats.

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Once regarded as a symbol of backwardness, Iceland’s historic turf-roofed homes are making a comeback

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From nausea-inducing necessity to horrifying delicacy, the culture of cultures is a gross one.

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Hitchhiking, horses, and yak everything: essential knowledge for getting by in Khampa Tibet

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In a nondescript chapel in a blue collar neighborhood rests the largest collection of relics outside the Vatican.

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An ambitious program is bringing modern tech to Mongolia’s 800,000-strong nomadic population.

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Boat-dwellers have been living on Britain’s canals since the industrial revolution. Will their unique culture be able to survive Britain’s latest boom and bust cycles?


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On the eve of voting in the European Parliamentary elections, Britons have been shocked—shocked!—by the racist things their leaders say. But a traditional toy called the golliwog tells…

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Glaswegians claim to have invented the iconic British-Desi dish. But so do Newcastlers, Punjabis and Uttarpradeshis. Who is telling the truth?

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Falconry is making a comeback in the United States and elsewhere. Inside the strange regulatory world of modern government-sanctioned bird-hunting.

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The de facto independent state of Somaliland is being robbed of its archeological heritage, one plundered grave at a time. Why the loss of artifacts is also leading…

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Somaliland has embraced cell phone payments like few other countries. Can it SMS its way to an economic rebound?

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Can the desert's beast of burden save a de facto nation's struggling economy? Mark Hay investigates.

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Why Central Asian cuisine will win the future.

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The head-and-leg stew knowns as khash is a source of pride, history and patrimony in Azerbaijan

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