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2020 indelible TV moments: Trebek, debate bluster and Floyd

When the coronavirus pushed people out of the world and into homebound isolation, the small-screen's role grew bigger than ever. Television and its mobile iterations bore witness to...

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...

40 luxury yachts to sail near northern Taiwan in annual event

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A fleet of 40 luxury yachts will be cruising around the Keelung Islet (基隆嶼), a 4.9-km distance from the Port of Keelung, between Sept. 19 and 20 in a yacht event organized...

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...

Millennial Money: 8 ways to switch up the new at-home normal

As COVID-19 sparks closures, cancellations and stay-at-home orders, household stressors are piling up. On top of health concerns, lost incomes and lack of child care amid the pandemic, there’s also co...

SpaceX launches 60 more satellites, trying to tone them down

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX launched 60 more mini internet satellites late Monday, this time testing a dark coating to appease stargazers. It's a "first step" compromise betwe...

Hong Kong protesters ‘stargaze’ with laser pointers to support arrested student

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Hong Kong protesters gathered in front of the Hong Kong Space Museum to “stargaze” with laser pointers, supporting a student who was arrested by the police for...

Video shows Hong Kong student arrested for buying laser pointers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The chairperson of Hong Kong Baptist University's Students' Union, Fong Chung Yin (方仲賢), was arrested by the police for owning ten laser pointers in Sham Shui Po, ...

New novel 'Love Actually' meets the horoscopes

"Star-Crossed: A Novel" (Crown), by Minnie Darke A journalist once considered adjusting her newspaper's horoscope to help an astrology-devoted friend. She didn't do it, but in her ne...

Introducing Taiwan's Taichung Metropolitan Park: a place suitable for stargazing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taichung Metropolitan Park is situated on the ridge of the Dadu Plateau, overlooking the cityscapes and Harbor of Taichung. As the park occupies a large area with wide open ...

Taiwan’s Taitung County has stars in its eyes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The government of Taiwan’s eastern county of Taitung is eyeing its clear, starry skies in summer and fall as a strong tourism resource. The county government wil...

Farmers in three daylily growing regions in eastern Taiwan gear up for reaping daylily flower benefits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The three townships in eastern Taiwan where golden daylily flowers are blossoming on their gently rolling hills are gearing up for using the short flower season of August an...

Join the fun at three ocean festivals along Taiwan’s north coast this summer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Summer is a great time to release energy, to embrace the sea, to enjoy music, and to have fun. The North Coast & Guanyinshan National Scenic Area Administration (NCGNSAA...

3 Taiwanese directors to attend Marseille documentary festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Three Taiwanese directors have been invited to feature at the 29th Marseille International Film Festival in France, with two young directors to participate in an intensive...