'Her characters are timeless': Revisiting Jane Austen 200 years on

'Her characters are timeless': Revisiting Jane Austen 200 years on

Austen is now being honored again, the occasion being the 200th anniversary of her death on July 18, 1817 at the age of 41.
K-Pop star's weight loss causes concern

K-Pop star's weight loss causes concern

Netizens and fans have been expressing their concern over K-Pop star Wendy's new body size, some pointed out she got thinner and thinner each time Red Velvet has made a comeback.
George Romero, the father of the zombie as we know it, has died

George Romero, the father of the zombie as we know it, has died

The filmmaker who made his name as director of the "Living Dead" franchise was 77.
For the first time, a woman will play BBC time traveler Doctor Who

For the first time, a woman will play BBC time traveler Doctor Who

British actress Jodie Whittaker will take over as the first female time lord in the show's 54-year history.
Camera captures heart-warming image of lioness nursing leopard baby

Camera captures heart-warming image of lioness nursing leopard baby

A US-based wild cat conservation organization says it was astonished by photographs showing a wild lioness nursing a baby leopard at a conservation area in Tanzania.
Meet the artists: Rachel Maclean and Shaun Gladwell

Meet the artists: Rachel Maclean and Shaun Gladwell

Rachel Maclean's artwork evolved from graphic art to multimedia image creation, in which she occupied the roles of director, playwright, costume designer and all the roles in story at the same time.
Asia-Pacific 'faces the highest risk' of climate change disaster

Asia-Pacific 'faces the highest risk' of climate change disaster

Temperatures in the region are projected to increase by at least 6 degrees Celsius by the end of the century, report warns.
'The Great Skate' artworks go on display

'The Great Skate' artworks go on display

Hugh Gough followed up the publication of his successful children's book, "The Great Skate," by opening an art exhibition at Taipei's Soul of Art Gallery (亞索畫廊) featuring pieces from the book as well as a collection of his original inks and acrylics.
'Westworld' and 'SNL' have dominated the Emmy nominations

'Westworld' and 'SNL' have dominated the Emmy nominations

The two shows have 22 nods each. They're followed by "Stranger Things" and "FEUD: Bette and Joan" -- each with 18 -- and "Veep" with 17.
A NASA spacecraft got this close-up look at Jupiter's Great Red Spot

A NASA spacecraft got this close-up look at Jupiter's Great Red Spot

New images reveal a tangle of dark, venous clouds weaving their way through a massive crimson oval.
The number of people with no safe drinking water is shocking

The number of people with no safe drinking water is shocking

It's in the billions, and even more people lack access to proper sanitation, UN agencies warn.
This is why you don't use electronics in the bath

This is why you don't use electronics in the bath

A teen who died in a bathtub over the weekend was electrocuted after touching a phone that was plugged in, her family says.
It's already here: Earth is seeing 'biological annihilation' in its sixth mass extinction

It's already here: Earth is seeing 'biological annihilation' in its sixth mass extinction

Its animal species are dying off due to 'human-caused global environmental problems,' a new scientific study has found.
A breakthrough's been reported in the search for a gonorrhea vaccine

A breakthrough's been reported in the search for a gonorrhea vaccine

Despite a century of research, efforts to find a vaccine against the fast-spreading disease, which can lead to infertility, have been unsuccessful.
Four lions have escaped from a national park in South Africa

Four lions have escaped from a national park in South Africa

It was not known how the lions, all of whom are male, got out of the park, most of which is fenced.
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