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2012-09-24 22:19:53

Castrated men living in Korea centuries ago outlived other men by a significant margin. The findings, reported in the September 25 issue of Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, suggest that male sex hormones are responsible for shortening the lives of men, the researchers say. The evidence comes after careful study of genealogy records of noble members of the Imperial court of the Korean Chosun dynasty (AD 1392-1910). "This discovery adds an important clue for understanding why...

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2008-10-10 14:15:00

A new three-dimensional recreation of Beijing's renowned Forbidden City is allowing visitors to dress up as imperial eunuchs and greet courtesans from thousands of miles away. The real-life Forbidden City is one of China's cultural jewels, and receives thousands of visitors to its sprawling complex every day. But now online visitors can also watch the Qing dynasty emperor enjoying a feast, training fighting crickets or practicing archery with assistance of his courtesan. Publicly unveiled on...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.