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Drugs may not be best option to ease dementia agitation
緩和失智躁動 非藥物療法或許更有效

Symptoms of aggression and agitation in dementia patients may respond better to non-drug therapies such as massage, touch therapy and outdoor activities, a new study suggests. In a reanalysis of more than 163 studies involving nearly 25,000 patients, Canadian researchers found that multidisciplinary care, massage andFULL STORY


B: What did you do for the National Day long weekend? A: Oh, I stayed at home and binge-watched a detective TV series. B: You were a couch potato all day? That’s so boring, and unhealthy too. A: I’m completely addicted to this TV series. I even usedFULL STORY

Scientists endorse mass civil disobedience to force climate action
促政府對抗氣候變遷 公民不服從運動獲科學家背書

Almost 400 scientists have endorsed a civil disobedience campaign aimed at forcing governments to take rapid action to tackle climate change, warning that failure could inflict “incalculable human suffering.” In a joint declaration, climate scientists, physicists, biologists, engineers and others from at least 20 countries brokeFULL STORY


B: After we woke up the next day, we had a shower, ate breakfast and then we were free to explore the aquarium some more. A: What was your favorite area? B: Definitely the penguin tank. I love watching penguins walk. A: Wow, I’ve never seen a penguinFULL STORY

Director Ang Lee, actor Will Smith to visit Taiwan
《雙子殺手》上映 李安、威爾史密斯襲台

Gemini Man, a new film by Taiwanese director Ang Lee, will open in Taiwan on Lee’s 65th birthday on Wednesday next week — two days before it hits the screens worldwide. The director, lead actor Will Smith, and movie producers are set to visit TaipeiFULL STORY


B: Once we were tucked up in bed, it was amazing to look up at the fish swimming above our heads. A: It must have felt really tranquil. B: Yes, but it was a strange feeling watching killer sharks and stingrays silently glide past just meters aboveFULL STORY

American & British English

“Gimme a pigfoot and a bottle of beer,” sang US blues singer Bessie Smith in 1933. Had she been in the UK she would probably have sung, “Gimme a pig trotter and a bottle of beer.” Both work, in terms of the lyric and asFULL STORY


A: Where did you sleep in the aquarium? B: After a midnight snack, the staff helped us to lay out futons on the travelators within the glass tunnels. A: Isn’t that a bit dangerous? B: The travelators were turned off, silly. A: 你在海生館睡在哪裡? B: 等吃完宵夜後,員工們就會來幫我們把床墊鋪在海底隧道裡的電動步道上。 A: 那樣不是有點危險嗎? B: 別傻了,走道會關閉啊。 English 英文: FULL STORY

Kaohsiung zoo throws ‘double ten’ party for its youngest hippo
壽山動物園雙十節免費入園 侏儒河馬寶寶「圓寶」亮相

A pygmy hippopotamus at Kaohsiung’s Shoushan Zoo recently gave birth to a male calf and following a highly successful naming competition, with voting from visitors and netizens, the infant hippo has been christened “Yuanbao.” In a joint celebration of Double Ten National Day and aFULL STORY


A: Could you see the fish sleeping? B: Yes. The lights in the fish tanks are turned off at night, but we were given special flashlights with a red beam to shine into the tanks. A: How do fish actually sleep? B: Instead of resting at theFULL STORY

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