Native to a remote region of China, this tiny mammal, known as the Ili pika, doesn’t know it’s a member of an endangered species — and neither do most people. Rarer — and some would argue cuter– than the panda, there are less than 1,000 of these teddy bear-like creatures living in the Tianshan mountain range in the Xinjiang region of northwestern China, says conservationist Li Weidong. Li discovered the pika, formally known as Ochotona iliensis, in 1983 and named it after his hometown, Ili.
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Tags: Animal, Beijing, China, endangered species, Ili Pika, Li Weidong, magic rabbit, Ochotona iliensis, rabbit, squee, Tianshan mountains, wildlife, Xinjiang
Tags: ancient, Buddhist, China, Kan Jing Temple, Longmen Grottoes, Royal Cave Temple, tourism, travel
Only one of the seven wonders of the ancient world remains intact today, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other wonders left to admire. The Royal Cave Temple, part of the renowned Longmen Grottoes in Henan Province, China, is a good example. And on March 10, The Daily Mail reports, for the first time in decades, the cave will be opened to the public.
Tags: Chang'e 3, China, China National Space Administration, CNSA, lunar, lunar lander, moon, NASA, panarama image, space exploration
Chang’e 3 is a lunar exploration mission operated by the China National Space Administration (CNSA), incorporating a robotic lander and China’s first lunar rover. It was launched in December 2013 as part of the second phase of the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program.
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In 2013, China became the third country to land a vehicle on the moon. Now, a trove of photos from Chang’e-3’s historic expedition—35 Gigabytes in all—are easily searchable on the web. These are our first fresh images taken from the surface of Earth’s nearest neighbor in forty years.
Tags: 3000 Year Old Pants, 3000 Year Old Trousers, antique clothing, apparel, archeology, Berlin, China, German Archaeological Institute, history, Mayke Wagner, Tarim Basin, Ulrike Beck, wool trousers
Two men whose remains were recently excavated from tombs in western China put their pants on one leg at a time, just like the rest of us. But these nomadic herders did so between 3,300 and 3,000 years ago, making their trousers the oldest known examples of this innovative apparel, a new study finds. With straight-fitting legs and a wide crotch, the ancient wool trousers resemble modern riding pants, says a team led by archaeologists Ulrike Beck and Mayke Wagner of the German Archaeological Institute in Berlin.
Tags: Acrophobia, camino del rey, China, cliff, dangerous work, hiking, Hunan province, mountain walkway, mountaineering, photography, pic, picture, Pingjiang County, road construction
The DailyMail presents some scary and beautiful photos of a walkway under construction in China.
With no ropes or safety harnesses, and only hard hats to protect them if they fall, these men spend their days hauling heavy planks and wheelbarrows full of cement over a rickety wooden walkway.