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Monthly Archives: August, 2019

The murderer of Zhang Yingying was sentenced to life imprisonment. Why did he escape the death penalty?

On Thursday, after the jury was unable to reach an agreement on whether to impose a death sentence, Zhang Yingying’s defendant, Brend...
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BBC: The icy side to Hong Kong history

The humid embrace of Hong Kong’s summer is heavy and hard to shrug off. The best antidote to such sultriness is found...

What will the next decade bring in science?

In the last 10 years, we saw discoveries scientists had only dreamed of—from the precise genetic engineering allowed by a little molecule...

VOA: Calls Increase in US to End Legacy College Admissions

Many top private U.S. universities have what’s called legacy admissions, meaning applicants whose parents or family members went to that school get...

VOA: Virus-Related Tourism Ban Could Hurt North Korea’s Economy

North Korea has temporarily banned foreign tourists in response to the outbreak of a dangerous new virus in neighboring China. Depending on...