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I want to drink your blood: Vampire bat’s genetic secrets revealed
我要喝你的血:揭開吸血蝙蝠基因裡的秘密

If you want to know how vampire bats can survive on a diet that — as everyone knows — consists exclusively of blood, the answer is simple. It’s in their genes. Scientists on Monday said they have mapped for the first time the complete genomeFULL STORY

EVERYDAY ENGLISH

A: I want to lose weight. Do you have any suitable courses? B: You could take the aerobics class twice a week and add to that some weight-lifting practice. A: Wow, will I be able to develop a six-pack? B: Of course you can. You just need toFULL STORY

Bilingual Arts: Max Ernst’s “Two Children Are Threatened by a Nightingale”
雙語藝術:恩斯特的超現實夢境
2018-02-24

Max Ernst’s (1891-1976) Deux enfants sont menaces par un rossignol (Two Children Are Threatened by a Nightingale) was created in 1924, the year the Surrealism movement was officially started. Surrealism straddled art and literature, seeking to — through Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytic theory — achieve theFULL STORY

EVERYDAY ENGLISH2018-02-24

A: Excuse me, are you looking for a particular kind of watch? B: I’m looking for a watch with a compass that is also digital. A: Normally compass watches don’t have digital functionality, but this style of digital watch can display the time and has a compass. B:FULL STORY

Japan’s “Ice Prince” Yuzuru Hanyu wins Winter Olympic gold
冬奧週日閉幕 「滑冰王子」羽生勇奪金牌
2018-02-23

The 23rd Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea will end Sunday, and four Taiwanese athletes are competing this time around, including luger Lien Te-an and speed skaters Huang Yu-ting, Sung Ching-yang and Tai Wei-lin. For the sport of figure skating that has attracted the most attention,FULL STORY

EVERYDAY ENGLISH2018-02-23

A: I really want to read that book. Should I buy a paper version or the e-book? B: It depends on your needs. A paper book is tactile, but an e-book is all about convenience. A: I like the smell of books, but I’ve got so many,FULL STORY

Ishigaki City holds fundraiser for Hualien earthquake
日本石垣市為花蓮震災募款
2018-02-22

Following the severe damage wreaked by the Hualien earthquake on Feb. 6th here in Taiwan, Ishigaki City, in Japan’s Okinawa Prefecture, organized a fundraising event outside a stadium during the 2018 Asia Gateway Interleague Power Series being held there. The Lamigo Monkeys team played twoFULL STORY

EVERYDAY ENGLISH2018-02-22

A: Oh no, earthquake! Can you feel it? B: OK, I’m standing still now. Yes, I can feel it. A: Phew, it wasn’t a big one and it’s over now. What should you do in a big one? B: Well we’re on a high-up floor,FULL STORY

Taiwan Dog
台灣犬
2018-02-21

The Taiwanese mountain dog, also known as the “Formosan Dog,” was traditionally used by villagers in Taiwan to guard their houses and aid them in hunting expeditions. For a long time, however, the indigenous Taiwanese dog has been accorded a distinctly lowly status. OriginallyFULL STORY

EVERYDAY ENGLISH2018-02-21

A: Who is that person over there? He’s always walking around with his nose in the air. B: That’s Bob. He’s not being arrogant, that’s just his posture. A: It looks like he’s always putting on airs. B: I know. It tends to get people’s backs up, butFULL STORY

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