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). ...

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...

Filmmaker Obayashi, who portrayed war's horrors, dead at 82

TOKYO (AP) — Nobuhiko Obayashi, one of Japan's most prolific filmmakers who devoted his works to depicting war's horrors and singing the eternal power of movies, has died. He was 82. ...

Tkachuk brothers share first All-Star Game in their hometown

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Brady Tkachuk didn’t mind cutting his vacation to the Bahamas short. Tkachuk, a 20-year-old forward for the Ottawa Senators, was planning on a couple of days of fun ...

Shots from stands, women's 3-on-3 highlight NHL skills event

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Shooting pucks from the stands and some of the best women's hockey players in the world going back and forth in a 3-on-3 game stole the show at the NHL All-Star Skills Competition. ...

Top women's players to be part of NHL All-Star Weekend

NEW YORK (AP) — Twenty of the top women's hockey players in the world will take part in a 3-on-3 game at a new-look NHL All-Star Weekend in St. Louis next week. National team player...

Possible meteor outburst this week worth a look up

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Scientists are predicting a rare meteor outburst this week that may be brief but incredibly intense. A brilliant flurry in the sky near the Unicorn conste...

Jerebko, Durant lead Warriors past Jazz 124-123

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Jonas Jerebko crashed the basket and tipped in a shot against his former team with 0.3 seconds remaining to lift the Golden State Warriors to a 124-123 victory over the Utah Jazz...

In the high mountains of Sicily, a quieter and wilder world

GANGI, Sicily (AP) — Far from the packed beaches of Sicily's busy coastlines, there's a quieter and wilder world in its high mountains. In more dangerous times, this was where much o...

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! LEGOLAND® Castle Hotel is Officially Open!

CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 27, 2018--Trumpeters announced the grand opening of the new LEGOLAND ® Castle Hotel at LEGOLAND ® California Resort today after a royal ceremony in front of hund...

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! LEGOLAND® Castle Hotel is Officially Open!

CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 27, 2018--Trumpeters announced the grand opening of the new LEGOLAND ® Castle Hotel at LEGOLAND ® California Resort today after a royal ceremony in front of hund...

2 Kings lead World past US 155-124 in Rising Stars game

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Buddy Hield and Bogdan Bogdanovic got the All-Star weekend off to a running start in the World's latest victory over the NBA's young Americans. Hield scored 29 poi...

Do not miss one of the best meteor showers of 2017

TAIPEI(Taiwan News)- The Geminids is coming back; it will peak on the night of 13 Dec and the morning of 14 Dec. The Geminids are associated with the near-Earth object 3200 Phaethon, an asteroid t...

Geminid meteor shower to occur next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- According to the forecast by the Taipei Astronomical Museum, Taiwanese stargazers can get a full view of the Geminid meteor shower next week on Wednesday and Thursday . Th...

Orionid meteor shower to peak on Saturday night

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The annual Orionid meteor shower is about to reach its peak on Saturday night, with 20 shooting stars expected to be observed per hour, announced the Taipei Astronomical M...