Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, Oct. 19, the 293rd day of 2020. There are 73 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 19,...

Salty lake, ponds may be gurgling beneath Mars' South Pole

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A network of salty ponds may be gurgling beneath Mars’ South Pole alongside a large underground lake, raising the prospect of tiny, swimming Martian life. ...

Taiwan launches first dark sky park in Hehuanshan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's first international dark sky park was officially launched on central Taiwan's Hehuanshan (合歡山) Saturday (Sept. 19), setting a milestone for astronomy comm...

Astronomers see possible hints of life in Venus's clouds

Astronomers have found a potential sign of life high in the atmosphere of neighboring Venus: hints there may be bizarre microbes living in the sulfuric acid-laden clouds of the hothouse planet. ...

Jakob van Zyl, key Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineer, dies

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Jakob van Zyl, an engineer who held crucial positions at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and was involved in numerous space exploration missions over decades, has died. He was...

Science foundation discusses funding Hawaii giant telescope

HONOLULU (AP) — The National Science Foundation has launched an informal outreach to Hawaii about possible funding efforts for the stalled Thirty Meter Telescope project. The effort ...

Best places in central Taiwan to view Perseid meteor shower

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Stargazing enthusiasts are invited to visit six places in central Taiwan from which to enjoy the annual Perseid meteor shower, which will peak Wednesday night (Aug. 12). ...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked ...

China launches bold attempt to land rover on Mars

China launched its most ambitious Mars mission yet on Thursday (July 23) in a bold attempt to join the United States in successfully landing a spacecraft on the red planet. The Tianwen-1 was launch...

Solar eclipse wows stargazers in Africa, Asia, Middle East

DUBAI (AP) — Stargazers in Africa, Asia and parts of the Middle East looked to the skies this weekend to witness a partial solar eclipse. It was known as a “ring of fire” because the...

S. Taiwan to see rare annular eclipse on June 21

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Residents of parts of southern Taiwan will be able to catch a glimpse of a rare annular eclipse on June 21, but for those who miss it, the next opportunity to see one will...

American academic, Taoist experts exchange views on US-China relationship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There could not be a better time for deeper understanding," especially between China and the United States, Professor Fu-Kuo Liu (劉復國), director of National Chengchi ...

Eta Aquarids meteor shower to peak over Taipei in next two days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The island is expecting the first meteor shower this summer in the next couple of days, and stargazers can actually watch the shooting stars via streaming video provided b...

Taiwan will surf 'digital tidal wave' after coronavirus

What will the world look like after the global Wuhan coronavirus epidemic? It certainly won't be the same as before. Disruption will take take place at all levels in the community, business and...

Experts ponder causes of New York's 'breathtaking' outbreak

NEW YORK (AP) — How did the coronavirus outbreak get so bad in New York? It's likely a combination of its size, how crowded it is, its international popularity and other factors. ...