The Week in Stories Around the Globe

The rap stars breaking out of South East Asia

Yo! MTV Raps, a cult television show which aired in the US and Europe in the 1990s, also launched an Asian version last year, with its first season focusing on stars from Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and beyond.

#EastAsia #HipHop #ZAMAERA

China turns on nuclear-powered ‘artificial sun’

“The development of nuclear fusion energy is not only a way…”

#Fusion #Physics #Science #China

When You Hear, ‘Sorry, But I Don’t Date Across Racial Lines’

He came across as a well-educated bigot. I’d encountered plenty of those, though I’d never been rejected by a guy who specifically offered my race as the reason.

#lgbtqcommunity #SouthAfrica #relationships

Extremely rare white cougar highlights a quirk of the species

Move over, black panther—there’s a white cougar in the limelight. Photographs recently resurfaced of a ghostly young male striding through Serra dos Órgãos National Park in southeastern Brazil’s Atlantic Forest. Taken in 2013, the photographs were the first confirmed case of a wild cougar with leucism, a genetic mutation that turns most of its body white.

#Brazil #WhitePuma #BigCats

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