This week’s article highlights some of the many challenges to staying healthy in modern society. The Taiwanese government’s efforts in educating the public on the deadly effects of pollution, and specifically particulate matter which is smaller than 2.5 micrometres in size, known as PM2.5, is admirable and certainly to be lauded.
Imagine going on a trip to another country to see the sights and learn about the culture, only to be arbitrarily imprisoned by that country’s government because someone on your tour was sick.
With the amount of misinformation, disinformation, and flat out lies circulating the internet now, especially related to the Wuhan coronavirus, it is worth considering how you might avoid falling for what looks like seemingly honest, useful or accurate information, but which is actually designed to mislead or confuse you.
It is now common for people to wear a mask when out in public. Can surgical masks really protect you though?
What problems can you identify with Taiwan’s education system? If you are not or have not been a lecturer at a university in Taiwan, you probably will not consider lecturer’s low pay to be a significant contributing factor to the broken system.
Is the Wuhan virus going to be the next SARS, bird flu or Ebola virus? Only in the coming weeks will we know how serious this pandemic could become, but it’s not the first horrible disease humans have contracted from animals, and as long as humans continue to eat animals, it’s certainly not going to be the last.
In the spirit of this weekend’s presidential election in Taiwan, let’s take a look at how the New York Times and the Guardian are reporting on the event.
It’s that time of year, also known as ‘the silly season’, when people make their resolutions that they intend to achieve in the next year.
Christmas is supposed to be a time for loving, sharing and giving. However, often it is more a time of massive waste and retail overdrive, thanks to our rampant materialistic consumerism.