Bye bye bugs? Scientists fear non-pest insects are declining

OXFORD, Pa. (AP) — A staple of summer — swarms of bugs — seems to be a thing of the past. And that's got scientists worried. Pesky mosquitoes, disease-carrying ticks, crop-munching a...

Deadly plant disease threatens $250M rose business

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The outlook for American-grown roses is becoming a bit less rosy, with the spread of an incurable virus that's causing major damage to the nation's $250-million-a-year rose business...

Port wine? Feta? Brexit may spell trouble for famed EU names

PINHAO, Portugal (AP) — The scorching late summer sun of northern Portugal is ripening the black, super-sweet grapes that will go to make what European Union rules say is the only wine in the world th...

New travel route aims to spotlight vitality of Taiwan's Hakka culture

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- In northern and central Taiwan, a 150-kilometer section of Provincial Highway No. 3—also known as the Inner-Mountain Highway—is being transformed into the Hakka Ro...

2018 Taroko Music Festival advertises in Times Square in New York for the first time

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—An ad of Taroko Music Festival appeared on the large screen on the exterior of the NASDAQ building in Times Square in New York City the other day, marking the first tim...

Explore eastern Taiwan by bike in fall

TAITUNG (Taiwan News) - Don't know where to start your cycling tour in eastern Taiwan's Taitung to explore its beautiful coastline this fall? Check out the online maps designed&...

Photo of the Day: Spectacular Qingshui Cliff in NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An American English teacher captured this gorgeous view of Qingshui Cliff in Taiwan's Hualien County and posted it on the social media site Reddit ...

MOFA welcomes Indian filmmakers to derive inspiration from Taiwanese culture and sceneries   

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) welcomed members of India's Film Federation on Aug. 14, in an attempt to promote Taiwan as an ideal filming l...

Lebanon's mountains offer cool refuge from Mideast heat

FARAYA, Lebanon (AP) — The passengers' chatter on the Beirut-bound flight was far from reassuring. Taxi drivers were striking. Traffic was going to be bad. Add the heat and suffocating humidity of a t...

Registration for four Tourism Bureau organized cycling races in eastern Taiwan is now open

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Registration for four cycling races, which will take place November 9-11, is open from now until October 5, but event organizer Tourism Bureau’s East Rift Valley Natio...

My trip to most remote community in northern Taiwan—Smangus, the ‘Tribe of God’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—On July 19 and July 20, I roamed about in the countryside of Hsinchu County and traveled all the way to one of the most remote villages in Taiwan—Smangus (司馬庫斯). I ...

National Geographic Taps into a Community of World-Renowned Wildlife Cinematographers and Photographers to Bring Viewers the Four-Night Multi-Platform Event YELLOWSTONE LIVE

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 31, 2018--Beginning Sunday, August 5, at 9 PM ET/ 6 PM PT, National Geographic will embark on the journey of a lifetime with the summer’s biggest and boldest live tele...

Taiwan 2018 Oil Painting Competition winner awarded NT$400K 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Research Institute of Arts announced the winners of the "2018 Taiwan Oil Painting Competition" Saturday, July 21 in Kaohsiung, including three grand p...

TASTE OF THE TOUR: Nutty pastry fingers in Mende

VALENCE, France (AP) — After a brief respite, the Tour de France heads for the heights again on Saturday when almond and hazelnut pastry fingers point the way for surviving riders through terrain feat...

Yamalube – A Liquid Engine Component: Glass Harp

IWATA, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 11, 2018--Yamaha develops its oil alongside the engine it will be used in, and this duty is performed by the engineers themselves. Each Yamalube oil has been special...