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Lost in the city
This photo from the Hsinchu fire department shows a firefighter holding a pangolin that was captured on the streets in the city's downtown on Friday, June 10.
 
Likely ancestor of mystery 'hobbit' found, say scientists after stunning discovery
Half-sized humans who lived 700,000 years ago were almost certainly the ancestors of enigmatic "hobbits" whose fossils were found on the same Indonesian isle in 2003, scientists stunned by their own discovery reported Wednesday.
 
NASA takes 7,000-meter view above the world's coral reefs
Coral reefs have almost always been studied up close, by scientists in the water looking at small portions of larger reefs to gather data and knowledge about the larger ecosystems. But NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is taking a step back and getting a wider view, from about 7,000 meters above.
 
Fish eyes life inside a jellyfish's belly near Oz
A fish has been pictured swimming inside a jellyfish off Australia's east coast in a remarkable and rare image that has gone viral, with more than 2 million online views.
 
Injured dolphin dies
A woman pats a dolphin injured by a harpoon while others look on in Hualien on Thursday, June 9. The dolphin was found by visitors onboard a whale-watching boat off Hualien on Thursday morning. It died from its wounds later.
 
Apple Inc. announced a series of long-awaited enhancements to its App Store on Wednesday, but the new features may not ease concerns of developers and analysts who say that the App Store model -- and the very idea of the single-purpose app -- has seen its best days.
 
Astronomers in Chile said Wednesday they had caught the first-ever glimpse of a "supermassive" black hole preparing to gorge itself on gas clouds about a billion light years from Earth.
 
Four new elements have been added to the periodic table after discoveries by Japanese, Russian and U.S. scientists, an international authority said, with the new substances including Asia's first entry on the chart.
 
Taiwan and the European Union held a seminar to discuss the development of fifth-generation (5G) mobile communication technology, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
 
A team from Taiwan was announced by the U.S. Department of State Wednesday as the winner of this year's Fishackathon, a science and technology contest that seek to address sustainable fishery challenges.
 
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