The Brink of Extinction: The Most Endangered Animals in the World


Nicknamed “the Asian unicorn,” the soala is a rarely seen forest-dwelling antelope-like creature that has the distinction of being the first mammal to have been discovered in 50 years when it was first sighted in 1992. Known for its distinctively long and straight double horns, the soala can be found in the Annamite Mountains of Vietnam and Laos and has only been captured on film a handful of times.

Due to their rarity, experts can’t say for sure how many soalas are left, but their population is thought to number anywhere between 70 and 700. While some soala have fallen prey to traps meant to catch wild boars and barking deer, many have been purposely hunted for their impressive horns. Urban development of the Annamite Mountains also threatens the soalas existence as more and more of their habitat is cut down to make way for housing and infrastructure.



Cultured Palate: Dishes from Iran

Iranian cuisine uses a myriad of spices, dried and fresh fruits, herbs, and nuts to flavor dishes. These ingredients turn even the simplest meal of rice and stewed meat into a sensory explosion.

Around the World in Holiday Baking

Every December, millions of pounds of butter, sugar, and flour contribute to the creation of spectacular treats for holiday celebrations. Even if you’re not ordinarily a baker, many people venture into the kitchen before the holidays to make sure that they’ve got plenty of treats to offer to family and friends.

The Most Unusual McDonald’s Menu Items from Around the World

If you’re a fast-food connoisseur, chances are you’re already familiar with the McDonald’s menu that’s typical in North America. They bring in new choices fairly frequently. However, most people stick with their usual order of Big Macs, Quarter Pounders, fries, McFlurries, and Apple Pies. It’s familiar food, and the bulk of the menu is essentially…