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Friday, December 25, 2015
A smart flashlight designed by students at National Yunlin University of Science and Technology (Yun Tech) has won the top prize in an innovative design competition sponsored by a local educational organization, the judges announced Wednesday.
In classrooms across the country, children are taught that the first humans in Taiwan arrived at least 20,000 years ago. Lab results from the U.S. and Australia indicate that it could be as few as 3,000.
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Sidelined architect criticizes Tokyo's revised plan for 2020 Olympic stadium
Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid, whose winning design for Japan's new national stadium was canceled over cost overruns, has lashed out at the new, slimmed down design.
Monday, December 21, 2015
Culture war brews over S. Africa golden rhino figurine
For years, South Africa's apartheid government ignored the significance of a "golden rhino" figurine that provides undeniable proof of a sophisticated society existing before white men arrived.
Sunday, December 20, 2015
18th-century bust looted by Nazis returns to Poland
An 18th-century marble bust of the goddess Diana looted by the Nazis in 1940 has returned to Warsaw from Vienna, where it recently surfaced at an auction house.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Dissident artist Ai Weiwei Thursday said he believes his activism is helping to change mainland China and the price he has paid for speaking out was worth it.
Ai Weiwei believes activism is helping to change mainland
Monday, December 14, 2015
Banksy stresses Steve Jobs' Syria ties to migrant oeuvres
Renowned street artist Banksy has created a trio of oeuvres to publicize the plight of migrants at the infamous "Jungle" camp in Calais, northern France, including one depicting Steve Jobs.
Sunday, December 13, 2015
'Star Wars' memorabilia fetch more than US$500K
"Star Wars" super fans snapped up some of the space film saga's rarest merchandise on the planet for more than US$500,000 at auction on Friday, Sotheby's announced in New York.
Millions of North Koreans are now using mobile phones, and not just to make phone calls.
Saturday, December 12, 2015
United States returns dinosaur fossil & ancient artifacts to mainland China
The United States returned a dinosaur fossil to China Thursday believed to be about 120 million years old, as well as a trove of ancient cultural artifacts, U.S. customs officials said.
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