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Saturday, February 13, 2016
It was just a tiny, almost imperceptible "chirp," but it simultaneously opened humanity's ears to the music of the cosmos and proved Einstein right again.
Gay imam helps young Muslims balance their religion, sexuality
Growing up in Algeria, Shaira had almost everything a young man could wish for. But he also had a big secret.
A new study says a person's risk of becoming depressed or hooked on smoking may be influenced by DNA inherited from Neanderthals.
Friday, February 12, 2016
Monkeys will be the animal people most want to see if they visit the Taipei Zoo during the week-long Lunar New Year holiday, because this year is associated with the monkey, the ninth of the 12 animals in the recurring 12-year Chinese zodiac cycle.
New Taipei City and Hsinchu City were listed Wednesday among the Top 7 Intelligent Communities of 2016 by the New York-based Intelligent Community Forum (ICF).
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Bring on the drones: Med sees severe overfishing
Experts say almost all species in the Mediterranean are still overfished despite decades of seeing stocks dwindle -- and the European Union is considering creative solutions like using drones or space technology to catch fraudulent fishermen.
Alligators have been used as shoes, briefcases, university mascots, lunch and now, authorities say, a deadly weapon.
President Vladimir Putin's former bodyguard, who recently has been appointed regional governor, said he once confronted a bear outside of Putin's residence.
Australia's former prime minister and two other politicians were gifted designer watches by a Chinese businessman -- but initially kept them only because they thought the 40,000 Australian dollar (US$28,000) timepieces were fake, a newspaper reported Wednesday.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Unpleasant new hero: cockroach-like robots may help in disasters
When buildings collapse in future disasters, the hero helping rescue trapped people may be a robotic cockroach.
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