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New Insights on Health Effects of Space Flight

The historic NASA Twins Study investigated identical twin astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly and provided new information on the health effects of spending time...

4 Tips on How to Teach Kids Generosity During the Holidays

The Christmas holiday season is upon us and it will soon be time for celebrations, gift-giving, and other happy occasions. For many parents, this is also a good opportunity to teach kids about caring and giving to others. Here...

A Chinese Entrepreneur Predicts His Tragic Ending

In 1985, Sun Dawu, who has become a Chinese entrepreneur, and his wife started their business with a thousand chickens and 50 pigs. Ten years later, they founded the Dawu Group, which grew to become one of the top...

Researchers Find Connection Between Household Chemicals and Gut Microbiome

A team of researchers for the first time has found a correlation between the levels of bacteria and fungi, the gut microbiome, in the gastrointestinal tract of children and the amount of common household chemicals found in their home...

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Poster listing the names of the 12 Hong Kong youth.

Hold on, 12 Young Hong Kong Protesters!

Carry on, young Hong Kong protesters! A few months ago, 12 young Hong Kong protesters attempted to flee Hong Kong to Taiwan without success. Some speculate...
Liu Xitong sits with paper and ink.

Chinese Calligrapher Creates Artwork Reflecting the Pandemic Era

Liu Xitong is a renowned calligrapher from China who recently took part in a documentary by NTD Television titled "When the Plague Arrives." The...
Climate change report debunked

Climate Change Report Claiming ‘Point of No Return’ Exposed

A recent fear-mongering report that claimed humanity is ‘beyond the point of no return’ when it comes to climate change has been debunked by...
Man wearing a biohazard suit.

Beijing Is Weaponizing Biotech for New Age Biological Warfare

The COVID-19 pandemic has shined a spotlight on the dangerous possibility of biological warfare. And China seems to be preparing for such a war...
HONG KONG, CHINA - AUGUST5: Pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow Ting (L), Joshua Wong (C) and Ivan Lam Long-yin (R) speak to the press outside the court for illegal assembly charges in relation to a protest outside the city's police headquarters in June 2019, at West Kowloon Magistrates' Courts on August 5, 2020 in Hong Kong, China.

Hong Kong Sentences Democracy Activists for Violating National Security Law

On Dec. 2, a Hong Kong court sentenced pro-democracy leaders Joshua Wong,  Ivan Lam, and Agnes Chow Ting to 13 1/2 months, 7 months,...

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Hong Kong Sentences Democracy Activists for Violating National Security Law

On Dec. 2, a Hong Kong court sentenced pro-democracy leaders Joshua Wong,  Ivan Lam, and Agnes Chow Ting to 13 1/2 months, 7 months, and 10 months in prison respectively, for three counts of inciting, organizing, and participating in unauthorized assemblies. The three were former members of the Demosisto political party, which disbanded following the passage of the National Security Law by Communist China this June.  According to Stand News, the West Kowloon Magistrate's Court in...

Daimler Announces Plan to Manufacture Engines in China, Forgoing German Production

Stuttgart-based auto giant Daimler announced on Nov. 20 plans to begin joint production of hundreds of thousands of next-generation combustion engines for use in hybrid auto technology with Chinese car manufacturer Geely Holdings. Daimler, one of the world’s largest and oldest vehicle manufacturers, holds the elite Mercedes-Benz as its sole passenger offering and also boasts itself as the largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles in the world with the Mercedes-Benz line of trucks and vans, as...

A Chinese Entrepreneur Predicts His Tragic Ending

In 1985, Sun Dawu, who has become a Chinese entrepreneur, and his wife started their business with a thousand chickens and 50 pigs. Ten years later, they founded the Dawu Group, which grew to become one of the top 500 Chinese private enterprises. Today, it is the leading company in the agricultural sector in Hebei Province. Headquartered on 800 acres, it has more than 9,000 employees with fixed assets of US$204 million and an...

The Best Fengshui

In the past, there was a man who wanted to build a house, and he invited a fengshui master to check the location. Just as they got near it, they saw birds flying out of some trees. The man said to the fengshui master: “Let’s do this another time. There must be children climbing up the trees to pick peaches, and they are scaring the birds out of the trees. If we go there...

German, Australian Navies Cooperate on Indo-Pacific Security

Germany has decided to send a frigate to patrol the Indian Ocean so as to counter Chinese influence. In addition, German officers will also assist the Australian Navy in keeping China in check. German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer noted that stability of the Indo-Pacific is crucial to the world’s well-being. Team work "We believe that Germany needs to mark its position in the region… China is an important trading partner for Germany and we have...

TAIWAN

William Stanton, a Retired American Diplomat Who Is in Love With Taiwan 

William Stanton, former director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and current Vice President of the National Yang Ming University, remained in Taiwan...

HEALTH

Researchers Find Connection Between Household Chemicals and Gut Microbiome

A team of researchers for the first time has found a correlation between the levels of bacteria and fungi, the gut microbiome, in the...

Plant Evolves to Become Less Visible to Humans

A plant used in traditional Chinese medicine has evolved to become less visible to humans, new research shows. Scientists found that Fritillaria delavayi plants, which live on...

How to Weather the Autumn Cold

Autumn is brisk and dry. Your throat is prone to fall victim to the change of seasons. Vast differences in temperature from morning to...

Important Tips to Enhance Your Immunity

 Like a protective umbrella and defense army, the immune system can enhance the body's resistance to diseases and reduce one's susceptibility to infections. As...

Why You Should Maintain Good Posture and How to Do It

Posture is the way you hold your body, whether it is while sitting, standing, sleeping, or any other way. A bad posture will have...

Which Particulate Air Pollution Poses the Greatest Health Risk?

Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI, together with colleagues from several other European institutions, have investigated whether particulate matter from certain sources can...

New Neural Network Explains Human Behavior From Dynamics of Brain Activity

An international research team has uncovered a new method that can analyze the dynamics of brain activity to assess how we control our everyday...

Study Finds Link Between Sleep Apnea and Dementia

A new study by Monash University has found that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been linked to an increased risk of dementia. The study, published...

CHINESE CULTURE

Kenji Kobayashi

Are We Defined by Race or Culture?

The question of race vs. culture is something that has been bothering psychologists for a long time. Are we...

The Traditional Virtue of Filial Piety Is Well Preserved in Taiwan

Well goes an old saying: “Of all virtues, filial piety is the first (百善孝為先).”  Filial piety is a traditional...
Chinese lanterns

The Legend of Chinese Lanterns

Chinese lanterns, also called colored lanterns, originated in China approximately 1,800 years ago during the Western Han Dynasty. Every...
Man smoking a pipe

Meet China’s Pet Detective

For pet owners, their pets are part of the family. As such, losing their pets can be psychologically taxing...

FOOD & DRINK

The Deep Frying Method (+Bonus Recipes)

There is nothing quite like french fries or deep-fried onion rings on a bed of fresh lettuce. When using the method of deep-frying, you need to take extra care. Hot oil can be extremely dangerous. Never leave a pan of hot oil unattended; the oil can overheat and catch fire very quickly.

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The History of Street Photography and Its Growing Popularity

Street photography is sometimes mistakenly thought to mean taking photos on the streets. This isn’t accurate. Street photography does not require a street or any urban areas, in fact. In simple terms, street photography is taking pictures in public places. Unlike studio photography, the...

How Ether Has a Place in Modern Physics

Ether is an element that has its origins in ancient Greece and comes from the word "either," meaning "clear sky" or "pure, fresh air." According to Greek mythology, ether was believed to be the...

What You Need To Know About New Work

"New Work" is a term that denotes a new way of working that is relevant to the modern digital age. The phrase was coined by Frithjof Bergmann, an Austro-American social philosopher, based on his...

How COVID-19 Affected Diwali Celebrations This Year

Diwali is one of the most important celebrations in Hinduism. Known as the Festival of Lights, it is celebrated with much pomp and vigor in India. In recent years, many more countries have joined...

Scientists Rediscover the Elusive Singing Dogs of New Guinea

The New Guinea singing dog is an animal that was thought to have been extinct in the wild for around 50 years. The 200 dogs that exist in zoos and conservation areas are descendants...

UK Government Pressured BBC Segment on Organ Harvesting in China

The United Kingdom’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) used its authority to have BBC cancel a planned program about communist China’s organ harvesting abuses, according to rights figures and members of Parliament.  On Nov. 4,...

Elon Musk Is Unsure Whether He Has COVID-19

Back in March, the Chief Executive of SpaceX, Elon Musk, tweeted that panic about COVID-19 might end up causing more harm than the virus. Two months later, he even threatened to move Tesla’s headquarters...

The Best Fengshui

In the past, there was a man who wanted to build a house, and he invited a fengshui master to check the location. Just as they got near it, they saw birds flying out...

How to Weather the Autumn Cold

Autumn is brisk and dry. Your throat is prone to fall victim to the change of seasons. Vast differences in temperature from morning to night also makes catching colds easy. A cough often follows...

A Magnificent Floral Festival in Taiwan

Featuring Alice’s Adventure in Flowerland, the much anticipated 2020 Xinshe Sea of Flowers and Taichung International Flower Carpet Festival are once again wowing visitors with a magnificent floral rendezvous at Taichung City's Xinshe District...