The Orion Constelation.
(Image: A.Dupree, NASA, ESA  via NASA  cc 1.0)

Where Stars Are Born

The birth of a human being has mystified humans throughout all ages and still does today, as it belongs to one of the most mysterious processes we are aware of in nature. What do a mothers womb and nebulas in…

Baking soda is a cheap and handy item in every household, whose uses are many fold. (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

The Many Uses of Baking Soda

Baking soda is a cheap and handy item in every household, whose uses are many fold. Other than its use in baking or as an odor absorber, it is also a great medicinal, household cleaning, and skin care product.

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A Wise Monk Outsmarted the Emperor of China

Dihui means slander, and just as his name suggests, wise monk Dihui liked to express his opinions on current events, and condemn anything and anyone at will. Dihui was a…

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Five Black Foods That Are Good for You

In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) theory, according to the five elements (wood, fire, earth, metal, water) doctrine, the natural flavors (sour, bitter, sweet, acrid, salty), five colors of food (green,…

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The 2017 Summer Universiade at Taipei City

The 29th Summer Universiade at Taipei City was successfully concluded on August 30. The Team from Taiwan performed brilliantly during the event, winning 90 medals, including 26 gold, which represented…

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The Buddha’s Bead Chain

The Buddha’s bead chain was enshrined in a temple on a high cliff face. There was only one dangerous trail down the shear cliff face for the temple’s monks to…

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The Pest-Free Baoguo Temple

As Southern China is known for being a region with humidity, typhoons, and termites, its natural conditions are not suitable for wooden structures. However, the wooden Grand Hall of the…

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The Wonders of Eucalyptus Oil

The word eucalyptus is derived from the ancient Greek word eu, meaning good or well, and calyptos, meaning covered. When early explorers arrived in Australia, they collected samples of various plants, including…

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The Ghost Festival Celebrations in Taiwan

The seventh lunar month, which falls between August 22 and September 19 this year, is a very important month for people living in Taiwan because it is the so-called “Ghost…