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Meteor blast over Bering Sea was 10 times size of Hiroshima
白令海上空流星爆炸 威力強達十倍廣島原子彈

A meteor explosion over the Bering Sea late last year unleashed 10 times as much energy as the atomic bomb that destroyed Hiroshima, scientists have revealed. The fireball tore across the sky off Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula on Dec. 18 and released energy equivalent to 173FULL STORY


A: So after all that the landlord just conceded and withdrew his demand for money? B: Yes. I haven’t heard from him since. He is just a chancer. He thought he could make some quick cash. A: Well, he certainly has some gall. He must have thoughtFULL STORY

Bilingual Music: Bach’s St John Passion (I)

Even today, almost 300 years after it was composed, few audiences will fail to be profoundly moved by the opening chorus to Bach’s St John Passion. Against the surging accompaniment played by two violin parts in low register and the pounding basso continuo led byFULL STORY


A: I sent a response to the old landlord today. I laid out clearly and systematically what my rights as a former tenant were. I made it very clear that he wouldn’t see a cent from me. B: Did he reply? A: Yes, he did. He justFULL STORY

Seungri and other K-pop stars quit showbiz
醜聞影片衝擊 勝利等韓流男星引退

More male K-pop stars quit showbiz last week as a scandal over illicit sex videos continues to snowball across South Korea’s music industry. Yong Jun-hyung of boyband Highlight and Choi Jong-hoon of boyband FTIsland announced their retirements for watching or sharing the sex videos,FULL STORY


A: The old landlord got in contact again this morning. B: About wanting you to pay for his renovation? A: Yes. He sent me photos of the workmen stripping the wallpaper. B: He’s doing that so you know he has photographic evidence of the work. I think heFULL STORY

‘English-only’ policy not necessarily ideal: The Economist

To promote the “bilingual country” policy, the Ministry of Education proposed late last year that certain subjects be taught in English only, to boost students’ English ability. According to a report recently published in the Economist, however, an “English-only” policy for all subjects may notFULL STORY


A: Well, it’s not extortion. The landlord hasn’t made any threats, implied or explicit. B: You’d better look into it and make sure of your legal rights. A: I will. For the time being, I’m not going to reply. I don’t want to jeopardize my case ifFULL STORY

Formosan landlocked salmon conservation a success
櫻花鉤吻鮭保育有成 國寶魚數量創新高

Salmon is a migratory fish, born in an upstream river freshwater environment, from where it migrates to the sea. The adult fish then swims back upstream to the place of its birth to reproduce. It is a cold-water fish, living in temperate zones. A speciesFULL STORY


A: Before I moved out, I met the landlord at the apartment. We inspected it together. B: Did he have any problem with it then? Did he sign the contract, saying he was satisfied and that you had returned the key? A: Yes. He returned the depositFULL STORY

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