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Scientists unveil 240-million-year-old dragon-like reptile

A 240-million-year-old long-necked marine reptile that resembles a Chinese dragon has been fully depicted for the first time, according to new research, published on Friday by Earth and Environmental ...

15 taboos to dodge during Lantern Festival in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Saturday (Feb. 24) is the Lantern Festival (元宵節), which marks the 15th and final day of Lunar New Year festivities and the first full moon of the Lunar New Year. It is ...

While land war is frozen in stalemate, Ukraine still achieves victories against Russia at sea

The Russian warship Caesar Kunikov (pictured above) had been in several conflict situations throughout its commission, including being deployed off the coast of Syria during Russia's 2008 war in G...

Serpent handle found in northern Taiwan last year could be 4,000 years old

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A snake-shaped piece of art discovered in 2023 by a Tsing Hua University archaeological team said on Friday (Feb. 9) that it is around 4,000 years old. The piece was ex...

Endangered adder snake is Germany's 'reptile of the year'

Germany's reptile of the year for 2024 is the common European adder (Vipera berus), scientists said in a press release published on Sunday. The German Association for Herpetology and Terrarium Sc...

Could a Ukraine under siege join NATO?

NATO has promised since 2008 that Ukraine would someday become a member of the alliance. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has pleaded repeatedly but unsuccesfully for an updated, upgraded pledg...

US Marines on Okinawa ramp up jungle training

The V-22 Osprey shudders as it approaches the landing zone and its two massive propellors shift from forward-facing for conventional flight to the vertical position, enabling the aircraft to hover and...

Watch serpent and eagle duel in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — It was a sight straight out of a fantasy novel — a 3-meter snake entwined around the neck of an eagle on a mountain road in New Tapei's Gongliao District on Satu...

Biden deal with tribes promises $200M for Columbia River salmon reintroduction

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Biden administration has pledged over $200 million toward reintroducing salmon in the Upper Columbia River Basin in an agreement with tribes that includes a stay on litigatio...

Trump launches his fall push in Iowa to lock in his lead before the first Republican caucuses

MAQUOKETA, Iowa (AP) — Donald Trump began a fall press Wednesday to lock in thousands of Republican caucusgoers in early-voting Iowa, where the former president faces sky-high expectations in his camp...

Mutant Taiwanese krait slithers into Tainan home

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A venomous Taiwanese krait slithered into a Tainan home on Sunday (Sept. 10), leaving many puzzled by its untypical color patterns. Wang Shih-hao (王士豪), director of the...

Mauricio and Alonso power the Mets to a 7-4 victory over the Diamondbacks

NEW YORK (AP) — Ronny Mauricio hit his first major league homer and Pete Alonso launched his 44th of the season as the New York Mets beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-4 on Tuesday night. F...

Moroccans sleep in the streets for 3rd night following an earthquake that took more than 2,100 lives

AMIZMIZ, Morocco (AP) — People in Morocco slept in the streets of Marrakech for a third straight night as soldiers and international aid teams in trucks and helicopters began to fan into remote mounta...

Prized piano Freddie Mercury composed Queen's greatest hits on is champion at pricy auction

LONDON (AP) — Freddie Mercury ’s prized piano that he used to compose “Bohemian Rhapsody” and other hits by Queen sold for more than $2 million as some of the late singer’s massive collection of flamb...

10 Places on Earth You Are Not Allowed to Visit

There are places on Earth you are not allowed to visit, but it’s chilling to collect valuable knowledge about the forbidden tourist spots. These unusual places are restricted to visit for various reas...