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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.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Unearthing 'Treasure from the East'
Themed "Treasure from the East," designer Sebastian Gunawan, better known as Seba, presented 63 outfits to serve as an inspiration for the Chinese New Year.
Singapore retail chains look to Muslim market
Amid the rows of blue jeans lining the walls of apparel chain Uniqlo are headscarves, baju kurung and kebaya -- part of the Japanese retailer's new section in Singapore that caters mainly to Muslim shoppers.
Monday, February 8, 2016
Problems protecting workers from pesticides: review
Florida Dozens of farmworkers looked up at the little yellow plane buzzing over the Florida radish field, a mist of pesticide falling from its wings.
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