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British Museum Misspells Mandarin Throughout Exhibits

In this piece, Miles Fan discusses the impact of misspelling a major world language in one of Britain’s foremost museums. To provide their expert opinions, Dr Nathan Hill and Dr Yan Jiang from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (SOAS) also agreed to be interviewed. 148 palabras más

International

THE OXFORD BAGS

How about going through the topic of the famous “Oxford bag” pants that were mysterious and achieved the popularity in the 1920’s, but also been cycled back in the 70’s and argued between 90’s and 2000s. 201 palabras más

My Outfits

Revisit AFSPA.

Its revocation in some areas is welcome, but should it be on the statute books at all?

The Centre’s decision to revoke the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act in Meghalaya and reduce its ambit in Arunachal Pradesh is welcome insofar as it signifies a willingness to reconsider the use of the special law as and when the ground situation improves. 439 palabras más

Current Affairs.

Drug-filled, 3-D printed dentures could fight off infections

Nearly two-thirds of the U.S. denture-wearing population suffer frequent fungal infections that cause inflammation, redness and swelling in the mouth.

To better treat these infections, called denture-related stomatitis, University at Buffalo researchers have turned to 3-D printers, using the machines to build dentures filled with microscopic capsules that periodically release Amphotericin B, an antifungal medication. 470 palabras más

Newspaper op-eds change minds

Readers might nod along or roll their eyes at a newspaper opinion piece, but a new study provides evidence that op-ed columns are an effective means for changing people’s minds about the issues of the day. 523 palabras más

Archaeologists on ancient horse find in Nile River Valley

An ancient horse burial at Tombos along the Nile River Valley shows that a member of the horse family thousands of years ago was more important to the culture than previously thought, which provides a window into human-animal relationships more than 3,000 years ago. 530 palabras más

Long-sought structure of telomerase paves way for new drugs for aging, cancer

More than 30 years ago, when University of California, Berkeley researchers discovered telomerase — an enzyme that lengthens chromosome ends and prevents them from fraying enough to kill a cell — speculation ran wild about its role in aging and cancer, setting off a full-court press to produce drugs to activate or block the enzyme. 978 palabras más