The Internet is more than cat videos. It was born with the promise of making us all smarter by connecting smart people everywhere. Guess what? It is actually doing that. Look at the case of prodigies discovered in the far corners of the globe.
American universities are using online courses to discover gifted students in math, science, and the arts. Meet three phenoms from the far corners of the world.
Vast mineral deposits are bringing wealth to this country of 3 million. Now Mongolia is in a race to stem the threat of corruption.
Mongolia is rich in copper, coal, and gold. But many Mongolians still see the country's true value in its endless grasslands.
This form of 'English lite' is out from under the control of native speakers; does that matter?
More Mongolians are going vegetarian as people seek healthier diets and restaurateurs seize the initiative. Vegetables remain unpopular, though; menus tend to feature traditional meat dishes made with soy.