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Merck & Co. Inc. (MRK), the largest U.S. pharmaceutical company, transferred its genetically engineered hepatitis B vaccine technology to China in 1989. This was the decision of its former president, Dr. Roy Vagelos, who oversaw 10 years of research to…
A Taiwanese boy is taking the tennis world by storm. He is Tseng Chun-Hsin, nicknamed the “Taiwan Night Market Champion” because his parents do business in a night market. In June, Tseng won the boys’ singles title in the 2018…
Recently, on a street in Vienna, Austria, the city of music, a group of children sang in a chorus with voices as beautiful as that of a golden songbird. Their flash-mob performance mesmerized the crowd. Who were they and where…
Jeans are again at the top of most people’s must-have in fashion. 2017 saw the largest annual growth rate in the sector since 2013, according to The Guardian, with over US$95 billion in sales worldwide. Sales of premium designer jeans…
A father was coaching his son. He said: “Be flexible when talking. Do not make a decisive answer quickly.” The son asked: “How do I speak with flexibility?” Coincidently, a neighbor came to borrow a few objects from them. The…
Wildcrafting is the term given for collecting wild plants. Wild plants often have strong healing properties and exceptional flavor.
Many people play sports, but very few actually exhibit any kind of sportsmanship. And when they do, such people often tend to inspire others and win the adulation of even their harshest opponents. During the FIFA World Cup 2018, the…
Guanyin (觀音) is a typical agricultural district in northern Taiwan’s Taoyuan City, where farmers have transformed their paddy fields into lotus leisure farms to add value to their agricultural operations. The Taoyuan City government has actively supported these lotus leisure…
One country that got a large amount of media coverage during the FIFA World Cup 2018 is China. And unlike other nations that are in focus because of their performance in the World Cup matches, China is in focus for the…
Binge drinking is never healthy, but the behavior brings the greatest risks for young adolescents. At Columbia, researchers are taking a different tack in studying binge drinking in mice to learn why teenagers suffer the greatest consequences. Adolescents who start drinking before…
It turns out your mother was right: Guilt is a powerful motivator. New research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business finds that when it comes to predicting who is most likely to act in a trustworthy manner,…
A new study from the University of Waterloo has found that in some ways, the older you get, the worse your decision-making becomes. The study established that younger children seem to make slightly better decisions than older children. The older…
With double income families a standard in the modern age, parents are spending less time with their children. And if childcare experts are to be believed, this separation of parents from children is harming children in many ways. Psychological and…
The cantata was invented in Italy in the late 1600s. A cantata is a vocal composition with musical accompaniment, generally contains more than one movement, and involves a choir. An aria, on the other hand, is typically written for a…
If you're an expert on Native American medicine, I'm sure you can add many to this list. There are some excellent books...
Little things in your life, no matter how insignificant they seem at the time, might change your future. For example, some people encountered little troubles, accidents, or things that disrupted their schedule on September 11, 2001, saving them from the terrorist…
After being trapped in a cave in Thailand for nine days, 12 young boys and their coach were discovered to be safe by the rescue team. However, the task of bringing them to the ground was still proving to be a big…
I want to tell you the fascinating story about the history of vinegar-based fruit juices. It seems like food and drink trends always...
Lard, or pig fat, appears to be making somewhat of a comeback these days. Lard is a saturated fat that is natural and highly sustainable.
Bernie is a retired Customs detector dog that had served loyally for seven years with the Taiwan Customs Administration. During his service, Bernie helped to intercept over 1,000 kilos of various kinds of illicit drugs that were smuggled into Taiwan…