Malaysia’s humble ‘king of noodles’

(Image credit: Matt Brandon) By Kirsten Raccuia 19th January 2021 Food-loving Malaysians have been known to debate the best local food spots for hours. But one thing they all agree on is that the best char kway teow can be found in Penang. It was 35C in the shade, and...

Why Germans love getting naked in public

“Free-body culture” promotes harmony with nature, and today some Germans sunbathe nude, strip down to play sports and even hike in the buff. By Krystin Arneson 9 November 2020   After four years of living in Berlin, I’ve learned to embrace Germany’s anything-goes...

Brexit deal: 10 things to look for

Brexit deal: 10 things to look for By Chris MorrisReality Check correspondent, BBC News GETTY IMAGES A post-Brexit agreement on trade and other issues has been agreed, just a week before the new era in relations between the UK and the EU was due to begin. It should...

The benefits of having many lovers

The benefits of having many lovers    (Image credit: Getty Images)   By William Park 23rd March 2020 We often see a relationship as an exclusive understanding between two people. But this norm is increasingly coming under scrutiny as people find other ways to redefine...

The grim fate that could be ‘worse than extinction’

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE The grim fate that could be ‘worse than extinction’ (Image credit: Ian Waldie/Getty Images) By Di Minardi 16th October 2020 What would it take for a global totalitarian government to rise to power indefinitely? This nightmare scenario may be...

The deadly viruses that vanished without trace

The deadly viruses that vanished without trace (Image credit: Science Photo Library) By Zaria Gorvett 21st September 2020 Scientists are only just starting to unravel why some viruses disappear, while others can linger and cause disease for centuries. It was the year...

The bold plan that could save South Africa’s leopards

  By Heather Richardson 27th August 2020 A new approach to conservation is less about walling wildlife off in nature reserves, and more about adapting our world to suit animals.   A grimace revealing powerful yellow incisors clearly indicated we were too close. As our...

ENGLISH IDIOMS

  HIỂU THEO VIỆT NGỮ   GS Đàm Trung Pháp  Nguồn: Tập san Việt Học Journal 001 absent without leave: 1. vắng mặt không có lời giải thích – Lisa went to the movie but got in trouble with her parents for being “absent without leave.” – 2. vắng mặt bất hợp pháp...

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