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Christo's 'walk on water' art work rained off
Thousands of people stepped out onto artist Christo Vladimirov Javacheff's latest work in northern Italy on Saturday, seizing the chance to "walk on water" until bad weather forced the evacuation of the floating walkway.
 
At E3, game makers introduce more diverse heroes
After introducing the world to several new female heroes at last year's Electronic Entertainment Expo, story-driven game makers at this week's gathering of the interactive industry are uncharacteristically putting more racially diverse protagonists front and center in their games.
 
MIT News reported June 18 that Feng Zhang, a core institute member of the Broad Institute, an investigator at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, has been named a 2016 Tang Prize Laureate in Biopharmaceutical Science for his role in developing the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing system and demonstrating pioneering uses in eukaryotic cells.
 
Penghu to become 'eco-friendly group of islands,' says visiting Premier Lin
Premier Lin Chuan said Saturday Penghu County should be developed into a model for green energy production, the Central News Agency reported.
 
Rio spandex creations shine at fashion event
The city that gave the world the dental floss bikini is back in the fashion limelight with a whole new concept of what a runway show can be in the age of see-now, buy-now instant gratification.
 
Off Abu Dhabi's coast, an island home to cats seeks aid
The inhabitants of the desolate, man-made island off the coast of Abu Dhabi can't be immediately seen among the breakwater rocks.
 
An International Space Station crew including an American, a Briton and a Russian landed safely Saturday in the sun-drenched steppes of Kazakhstan.
 
An International Space Station crew including an American, a Briton and a Russian landed safely Saturday in the sun-drenched steppes of Kazakhstan.
 
On track for success
This photo shows a stuffed Hello Kitty doll dressed in a Taiwan Railways Administration (台鐵) conductor's uniform. In celebration of the administration's 129th anniversary, the TRA has recently sold 200 limited edition conductor dolls for NT$299 each. In response to high demand, the TRA announced plans to sell another batch on Monday, June 20. Each person can buy two dolls, as well as conductor-themed stickers and post-it notes at merchandise stores in Taipei Main Station, Taichung Station and Kaohsiung Station.
 
Baby Jaws
A rescued baby tiger shark opens its mouth wide and shows its newly erupted teeth in Taitung on Saturday, June 18. Thirty-eight baby sharks rescued in Taitung have all survived, according to the Fisheries Research Institute (水試所). Last week, fishermen caught dead pregnant tiger shark and removed 38 baby sharks from its womb. Officials said the babies had begun to flash small white teeth and soon would no longer be adorable and tame.
 
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