COVID-19 relief bill affirms US stance on successor to Dalai Lama

The communist Chinese government should have no role in choosing the next Dalai Lama, US lawmakers are expected to affirm Monday — in, of all places, the 5,593-page coronavirus relief bill. Buried among the pandemic recovery provisions of the massive, approximately $900 billion legislation — expected to pass late Monday — is an affirmation of… Continue reading COVID-19 relief bill affirms US stance on successor to Dalai Lama

World’s remotest Irish bar: ‘We will survive Covid’

World’s remotest Irish bar: ‘We will survive Covid’. It is in Namche Bazar, #Nepal, 3,500 metres above sea level, en route to Mount Everest. It has been closed since April, you can’t reach it by car, and the nearest airport is a two-day hike away – but the world’s remotest Irish bar is optimistic business… Continue reading World’s remotest Irish bar: ‘We will survive Covid’

The World’s Highest and Fastest Cell Service Could Have Geopolitical Implications

Given China’s politics in the Himalayas, there are reasons to be suspicious of 5G on Mount Everest. While most of China was quarantined and Mount Everest was closed to climbers due to COVID-19, a herd of nearly 50 yaks made their way up the snowy north slopes of the world’s highest mountain in temperatures that… Continue reading The World’s Highest and Fastest Cell Service Could Have Geopolitical Implications

500 Free Online Courses From Ivy League Schools That Will Make You Smarter (and Less Stir Crazy)

500 Free Online Courses From Ivy League Schools That Will Make You Smarter (and Less Stir Crazy) Got time to kill? Check out these classes from the likes of Harvard, Yale, and Princeton. With coronavirus rampaging around the world, nothing is certain at the moment except that daily life is about to be a whole… Continue reading 500 Free Online Courses From Ivy League Schools That Will Make You Smarter (and Less Stir Crazy)

Bhutan PM urges all citizens to adopt stray dogs & plant a tree as King’s birthday gift

Bhutan PM urges all citizens to adopt stray dogs & plant a tree as King’s birthday gift To tackle the menace of stray dogs, Bhutan’s Prime Minister Lotay Tshering has recently asked people to adopt a stray dog as a gift for his birthday. To tackle the menace of stray dogs, Bhutan’s Prime Minister Lotay… Continue reading Bhutan PM urges all citizens to adopt stray dogs & plant a tree as King’s birthday gift

Momo magic: For this Nepalese dumpling pop-up, it’s ‘what’s inside that counts’

Momo magic: For this Nepalese dumpling pop-up, it’s ‘what’s inside that counts’ The immigrant family behind Momo Shack built a new community for themselves around dumplings. Before she was at the center of Momo Shack Himalayan Dumplings, one of North Texas’ hottest pop-up food concepts, Minu Amatya began each workday driving a moped through the… Continue reading Momo magic: For this Nepalese dumpling pop-up, it’s ‘what’s inside that counts’

A Neuroscientist Explores the “Sanskrit Effect”

A Neuroscientist Explores the “Sanskrit Effect” MRI scans show that memorizing ancient mantras increases the size of brain regions associated with cognitive function A hundred dhoti-clad young men sat cross-legged on the floor in facing rows, chatting amongst themselves. At a sign from their teacher the hall went quiet. Then they began the recitation. Without… Continue reading A Neuroscientist Explores the “Sanskrit Effect”