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Sunken boats. Stolen gear. Fishermen are prey as China conquers a strategic sea

By SHASHANK BENGALI, VO KIEU BAO UYEN LY SON, Vietnam —   On a warm, cloudless morning in June, a giant vessel blasted through the still waters of the South China Sea toward a wooden fishing boat painted in cerulean blue and flying the red flag of Vietnam. The veteran fishing captain cranked up the engine to flee, but … Tiếp tục đọc

The Gray-Hair Revolution Has Begun

By Deanna Pai Going gray can often feel like an emotional roller coaster. A few silver strands? No big deal. But once there’s nothing but gray growing in at your roots, things can feel a little more dire—or at least they used to. Elizabeth Collins was 13 years old when she started going gray. As any teenager … Tiếp tục đọc

More Huawei sanctions go into effect on Sept 15. What does that mean?

The US government initiated a number of additional sanctions against Huawei earlier this year, targeting the smartphone manufacturer’s ability to produce phones and associated components. Some of these sanctions go into effect from today, September 15, 2020. What does this mean for Huawei and its customers? No more flagship Kirin processors The White House issued … Tiếp tục đọc

Street Photography – My Approach * Ian MacDonald

My name is Ian MacDonald.  I am a photographer and educator based out of Vancouver, BC, Canada.  My work focuses primarily on travel and street photography, with the occasional editorial portrait assignment and wedding thrown in.  In the past I completed a diploma and two certificate programs in adult education, and I have 20 years … Tiếp tục đọc

Do Russia’s Sunken Nuclear Submarines Pose Environmental Danger?

BY KYLE MIZOKAMI SEP 4, 2020 There’s radioactive fuel hanging at the bottom of the sea. Two ex-Soviet nuclear submarines, K-27 and K-159, lie at the bottom of the Barents Sea. The wrecked ships still have their radioactive fuel sources aboard, which experts worry could leak into the environment. The Russian government has vowed to clean up the wrecks, but the work … Tiếp tục đọc

The Strategic Significance of Vietnam-US Oil and Gas Cooperation

By Le Hong Hiep Partnering with American firms would shrink Vietnam’s trade surplus with the US—and help Hanoi hold the line in the South China Sea. As a fast-growing economy, Vietnam’s demand for energy is projected to increase by between 8.5 and 9.5 percent annually over the next five years. Together with the need to reduce its … Tiếp tục đọc

Yes, you can safely sanitize masks in your rice cooker

By Courtney Linder             With face masks here to stay for the long haul, that means you’ll have to wash them consistently like any other piece of clothing—and disinfect them, too. But if you don’t have access to a washing machine to clean your cloth covering, now you have another option: rice … Tiếp tục đọc

The Odds of Catching Covid on a Flight Are Slim

By Faye Flam   Faye Flam is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist. She has written for the Economist, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Psychology Today, Science and other publications. She has a degree in geophysics from the California Institute of Technology.         If you decide to fly, the odds that you … Tiếp tục đọc

Nita goes shoppin’ thời Cô Vít * Colnav Nguyen

Chụp bằng iPhone SE           Hi there, my name is Nita. Today Jorge takes me and Sophia to go shopping. He keeps all the money he took from Mom. You know, Mom told him only let me spend up to twenty bucks.       Geez ! I had chosen a … Tiếp tục đọc

ta thấy em như… – i have found what you are like…

Thơ E. E. Cummings Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm dịch             Edward Estlin “E. E.” Cummings, thường viết e e cummings trong các tác phẩm được xuất bản. Ông là nhà thơ, họa sĩ, nhà viết tiểu luận, nhà văn, và nhà viết kịch người Mỹ. Ông viết chừng 2.900 bài … Tiếp tục đọc

Dalai Lama: We Must Act as One to Preserve Our World

BY DALAI LAMA               This planet is our only home. Environmental experts say that over the next few decades, global warming will reach such a level that many water resources will go dry. So ecology and combatting global warming are very important. For example, my country, Tibet, is the ultimate source of … Tiếp tục đọc

Phim ngắn ‘A New View of the Moon’

        We took a telescope around the streets of Los Angeles to give passersby an up-close look at a familiar object: a new view of the moon. All footage captured in camera–no compositing. A film by Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh http://www.wylieoverstreet.com http://www.alexgorosh.com Telescope: 12″ collapsible Dobsonian reflector Eyepiece: Televue 13mm Ethos. … Tiếp tục đọc

Breathing or talking may be the most common ways coronavirus is spread

By CONNOR BOYD HEALTH REPORTER FOR MAILONLINE PUBLISHED: 09:45 EDT, 3 June 2020 | UPDATED: 10:08 EDT, 3 June 2020   Study found Covid patients exhale millions of viral particles per hour in breath Suggests breathing and talking main source of transmission along with coughs Scientists said people were unlikely to catch virus from contaminated surfaces Here’s how to help people … Tiếp tục đọc

Vietnam’s Khac Hung tells story behind his global hit, ‘Washing Hand Song’

by Billboard Vietnam       When the COVID-19 pandemic was threatening Vietnam, a trio of artists — Khac Hung, Min and Erik — reunited to remake their 2017 hit “Ghen” with new lyrics, renaming it “Ghen Co Vy.” Khac Hung, who originally wrote the catchy pop song, wanted to transform it into a public message to help prevent the … Tiếp tục đọc

Scientists : Nail technicians are up to ‘100 times more at risk of cancer’

    Nail technicians are exposed to dangerously high levels of chemicals thought to cause cancer, research suggests. Scientists studied six salons and found their air contained formaldehyde and other toxic compounds. Concentrations were beyond what is deemed safe to avoid several forms of cancer, including squamous cell carcinoma, Hodgkin’s lymphoma and leukaemia. And exposure … Tiếp tục đọc

The death of DSLRs is near

      Two decades ago, DSLRs were introduced to replace film cameras. With only a few megapixels, very short battery life, and an overall low quality, it was only natural that most photographers were very skeptical at first. It took a few generations until digital cameras were fully accepted and analog photography was left … Tiếp tục đọc

As another bomber crash lands, is Russia’s military hardware falling apart?

        by Kyle Mizokami / PopularMechanics A Russian bomber crew successfully landed their stricken aircraft in a field after the one of the airplane’s engines failed. The Tu-22M3 bomber was put down away from populated areas and Russia’s air force is now trying to figure out how to recover it for repairs. … Tiếp tục đọc

Five ways to stop feeling tired all the time

  Sleepiness is one thing, but tiredness can be caused by stress, pain or habitually poor lifestyle choices. Here’s how to feel more rested     Figure out if you’re tired or sleepy “It’s important to recognise that there’s a difference between tiredness and sleepiness,” says Hugh Selsick, chair of the Sleep Working Group at the Royal … Tiếp tục đọc

Why so many Americans are turning to Buddhism

  The ancient Eastern religion is helping Westerners with very modern mental-health problems.     The Atlantic | Olga Khazan, a staff writer at The Atlantic   Dressed in flowing gold robes, the bald female meditation teacher told us to do nothing. We were to sit silently in our plastic chairs, close our eyes, and focus on … Tiếp tục đọc

Why Vietnam Needs Six Airlines

  Ralph Jennings – Contributor – Asia / Forbes     Vietnam already supports five operating commercial airlines and a sixth is on the way. That’s because so many of the country’s newly minted middle class is literally going places. Vietnam’s civil aviation authority estimates air passenger traffic will reach 131 million by 2020 following average growth … Tiếp tục đọc

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