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Fear Not That Others Know, But That I Know

During the Yongzheng era (1723-1735) of the Qing Dynasty, there was a principled and unselfish official named Ye Cunren who served as a government administrator for over 30 years.

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The History of Silk in Ancient China

Of all Chinese inventions, silk (絲 sī) is perhaps the oldest. Traces of silk fabric have been found among remains from around 1300 B.C. The use of silk in China…

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New Discovery of Peru’s Ancient Civilization

Two remarkably well-preserved Ice Age sites on the northern coast of Peru have provided a rich record of an ancient civilization that was inhabited by humans nearly 15,000 years ago…

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Don’t Judge a Person by Their Appearance

Similar in meaning to the saying “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” there is an old Chinese saying: “You can’t measure the sea with a pot.” Appearances can be…

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The Importance of Ergonomics in the Workplace

Ergonomics is the practice of designing and organizing workplaces to optimize workers’ capacity, both for productivity and for their health. It is multidisciplinary and draws from a variety of fields…

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The Mathematics of a Perfect Cup of Coffee

Researchers are a step closer to understanding how to prepare a perfect cup of coffee with the help of mathematics. Coffee is one of the most widely consumed drinks in…

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3D Printed Medical Equipment Raises Questions

The world is transforming at breakneck speed, and technological advances are creating changes that seemed impossible less than a decade ago. 3D printers — printers that create a 3-diminensional object from…

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Can We Handle Zika?

One of the latest scares when it comes to diseases is the Zika virus. The disease began with many speculations that have thankfully been ironed out. The fact that it…

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Zhang Heng’s Famous Ancient Chinese Inventions

Zhang Heng (A.D. 78-139) was a Chinese astronomer, mathematician, inventor, geographer, cartographer, artist, poet, statesman, and literary scholar from Nanyang, Henan Province, China. He is noted for many ancient Chinese…