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The Meaning of Happy Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year is also known as the Spring Festival since the spring season in the Chinese calendar starts with lichun, the first solar term in a Chinese calendar year. The Chinese calendar divides a year into 24 solar terms, and while lichun usually lasts from Feb. 4...

Journey to the West Abridged: Part 15

On the Coiled Snake Mountain the Gods Give Secret Help, In the Eagle's Sorrow Gorge the Thought-Horse Is Reined in Sanzang and Money reach Eagle's Sorrow Gorge in the Coiled Snake Mountain. As master and disciple watch they hear a noise in the gorge as a dragon emerges from the waves,...

Must Have Watches For 2019

The colors of time are featured at the latest Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie. CEOs from 35 exhibitors, business celebrities, retailers, and collectors attended the opening ceremony on Jan. 13 at the Palexpo Geneva Congress Center in Geneva, Switzerland. More than 500 guests enjoyed sparkling bubbles, fine food, and networking...

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Physicists Detect a Particle That Isn’t a Particle at All

It sounds like the start of a very bad physics riddle: I'm a particle that really isn't; I vanish before I can even be detected, yet can be seen. I break your understanding of physics but don't overhaul your knowledge. Who am I? It's an odderon, a particle that's even...

The Art Hidden from Nazi bombs

By Holly Williams “Hide them in caves and cellars, but not one picture shall leave this island.” So declared Winston Churchill in 1940, determined that the National Gallery’s collection should be saved from Nazi attacks – but also that the masterpieces should remain on home turf. Or should that be under...

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Journey to the West Abridged: Part 15

On the Coiled Snake Mountain the Gods Give Secret Help, In the Eagle's Sorrow Gorge the Thought-Horse Is Reined in Sanzang and Money reach Eagle's Sorrow Gorge in the Coiled Snake Mountain. As master and disciple watch they hear a noise in the gorge as a dragon emerges from the waves,...

Real Crisis in America

President Trump and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen checked drugs and weapons seized at points of entry, at a border security roundtable in McAllen, Texas, on 10 January 2019. On 25 January 2019, the US Federal government reopened following a 35-day partial shutdown. On 1 February, President Trump commented on...
 

Harge Uddar, a Nature Reserve at the Northen tip of Lake...

Harge Uddar is a collection of headlands in the southern part of Örebro county, in the municipality of Askersund, Sweden. The nature reserve lies in magnificent countryside on the edge of Lake Vättern. It consists of many small headlands that are completely exposed to the winds and waves of...

A Taste of French Cuisine in San Francisco

France, much like China, has different schools of cuisine in different regions. For France, Paris is the Mecca of all culinary art. All chefs have to be in Paris at least once in their lifetime to receive the most rigorous training known to the world, and to taste the...
 

A Conversation: Roger Scruton and Terry Eagleton

Sir Roger Scruton is a writer and philosopher who has published more than forty books in philosophy, aesthetics and politics. He is a fellow of the British Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He teaches in both England and America and is a Senior Fellow...

The Spiritual in Art

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Liberal Democracy and the Open Society

Sir Roger Scruton is a writer and philosopher who has published more than forty books in philosophy, aesthetics and politics. He is a fellow of the British Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He teaches in both England and America and is a Senior Fellow...

Diamonds of Eternal Value

Diamonds, an energy of the universe, stand for purity and eternity. When marveling at the window display of various diamond jewelry, few will think about the genuine origin of each diamond.  Scattered around different parts of the world, diamonds buried underground lure diggers to dig deep for them to finally...

In Simi Valley, There is Something for Everyone

The Simi Valley is a good place for traveler,naturist,history buff, art enthusiast,golf lover.Image Credit: Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce Located in between the Santa Susana Mountains and the Simi Hills of California, Simi Valley is a city that roughly 127,000 people call home. Yet in Simi Valley, everyone,...

‘A surprise:’ One of Earth’s fastest-shrinking glaciers is growing again

A NASA study revealed a glacier that was one of the fastest-shrinking ice and snow masses on Earth is making an unexpected comeback. Greenland's glacier, named Jakobshavn (pronounced YA-cob-shawv-en), was retreating roughly 1.8 miles and thinning nearly 130 feet annually around 2012; however, it started growing again at about the...

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A Taste of French Cuisine in San Francisco

France, much like China, has different schools of cuisine in different regions. For France, Paris is the Mecca of all culinary art. All chefs have to be in Paris at least once in their lifetime to receive the most rigorous training known to the world, and to taste the...