Thursday, 20 September, 2018

Month: March 2018

The Rise Of Taiwan: An Overlooked Corner Of Asia

Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a de facto independent entity in East Asia. Its neighbours include the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to the west, Japan to the northeast, and the Philippines to the south. Taiwan is the most populous state and largest economy that is not a member of the United Nations. The PRC has consistently

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The Corona Borealis Constellation

Corona Borealis is a small constellation in the Northern Celestial Hemisphere. It is one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd-century astronomer Ptolemy and remains one of the 88 modern constellations. Its brightest stars form a semicircular arc. Its Latin name, inspired by its shape, means “northern crown.” In classical mythology, Corona Borealis generally represented the crown given by the god Dionysus to

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Tiangong-1 Crashing To Earth

Tiangong-1 (Chinese literally: “Celestial Palace 1”) is China’s first prototype space station, serving as both a manned laboratory and an experimental testbed to demonstrate orbital rendezvous and docking capabilities. Launched unmanned aboard a Long March 2F/Grocket on 29 September 2011, it is the first operational component of the Tiangong programme, which aims to place a larger, modular station into orbit by 2023. Tiangong-1

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Three Perfect Days On Kauai

Chances are when you picture “Hawaii”, and the standard array of clichés crowds your mind’s eye—rainforests, waterfalls, blinding white-sand beaches—you are thinking of Kauai, the lushest and oldest of the main Hawaiian islands. Predictably enough, Hollywood chose Kauai as the backdrop for “Jurassic World” and the coming “Jungle Cruise,” in which Dwayne

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The Corona Australis Constellation

Corona Australis is a constellation in the Southern Celestial Hemisphere. Its Latin name means “southern crown,” and it is the southern counterpart of Corona Borealis, the northern crown. It is one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd-century astronomer Ptolemy, and it remains one of the 88 modern constellations. The Ancient Greeks saw Corona Australis

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Back Pain Treatment Useless

Millions of patients with back pain are being given pointless drugs, surgery and injections, with a third being prescribed dangerous opioids, experts say. Doctors prefer to offer useless and often harmful treatments rather than tell patients there is nothing to be done except stay active, an international group of scientists

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