Charles Yu

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RECIPE: Taiwanese Oven-fried Pork Chop

<i>By Tina Schumacher</i><p>Taiwanese deep-fried pork chop is adapted from Japanese Tonkatsu. Pork Chop Bento (排骨飯 Pái-Gǔ Fàn) is one of the popular street foods in Taiwan. You also can find Pork Chop Bento (排骨飯 Pái-Gǔ Fàn) in many people's bento box during the lunch or dinner hours.<p>I used to deep fry my …

What Remains of Asia’s Traditional Sky Burial Sites

Excarnation, an ancient ritual of leaving corpses exposed to the elements, has long been believed to be a sacred method of interment. In this traditional practice, bodies are left outdoors atop towers or mountainside platforms, where they can decompose in the open air and carrion birds can feed on …

Archaeology

RECIPE: Taiwanese Style Poached Pork

<i>By Lawrence Lin</i><p>Ingredients for the pork<p>1 pound pork belly<p>2 stalks green onion<p>3 slices of ginger<p>Ingredients for the sauce<p>2 tablespoons soy sauce<p>1 teaspoon white vinegar<p>2 cloves of garlic, minced<p>Equipment and other things<p>Medium pot with lid<p>Small spoon<p>Preparing the pork<p>0) Pork belly is easier to slice …

Food & Dining

The $74 trillion global economy in one chart

The latest GDP numbers from the World Bank were released earlier this month, and today's visualization from HowMuch.net breaks them down to show the relative share of the global economy for each country.<p>The full circle, known as a Voronoi Diagram, represents the entirety of the $74 trillion global …

RECIPE: Taiwanese Popcorn Chicken

<b>Difficulty level:</b> Medium <b><br>Hands-on time:</b> 25 minutes <b><br>Total time:</b> 8 hours (mostly for marinating)<p>Introduction and history of the dish<p>Taiwanese “popcorn” chicken (also called salted crispy chicken, or salt and pepper chicken) originated from the northern part of old Tainan City, the culinary center of …

Taiwan

RECIPE: Three Cup Chicken

<i>By Lawrence Lin</i><p>Most modern Three Cup Chicken recipes don't contain the namesake quantity of soy sauce, rice wine, and sesame oil as the result would be too oily and heavy. Even so, remember to fire up the rice cooker as this is not a dainty dish.<p>Ingredients<p>6 chicken thighs, skin-on, bone-in. Cut …

Taiwan

The universe may be a giant broken hologram

For decades, scientists have been toying with the idea that our Universe is — or once was — a giant hologram, where the laws of physics require just two dimensions, but everything appears three-dimensional to us.<p>As you can imagine, it's not an easy hypothesis to prove, but physicists say they now …

Physics

Teenage Photographer Captures Life In Hong Kong In The 1950s

Street photography is nothing like shooting in the studio, because you're capturing life in the moment and shooting from a bystander's perspective …

Photography

RECIPE: Green Onion Pancake

<i>By Justin Wei</i><p><b>Difficulty Level:</b> Medium <b><br>Time 'till Eat:</b> 90 minutes <b><br>Hands-on time:</b> 50 minutes<p>Introduction and history of the dish<p>Chinese legend has it that Venetian merchant Marco Polo once had a Green Onion Pancake (蔥油餅, iû-tshang-piánn in Taiwanese, cōng yóubǐng in Mandarin) in China, and upon …

Onions

Boeing just unveiled its slick new 'Starliner' spacesuit to protect a new generation of NASA astronauts

NASA isn't thrilled about having to pay Russia billions of dollars to launch US astronauts on Russian rockets inside of Russian spacesuits.<p>But that's the current spaceflight pickle the space agency finds itself in; there's really no other option unless you're China.<p>However, two aerospace companies …

How The Noise Of Big Rockets Breaks Apart Buildings

The engineers who designed and built the Saturn V rocket knew it was a behemoth, but no one was totally prepared for what it would be like to actually witness it leaving the Earth. As Apollo 4’s five F-1 engines roared to life on the morning of November 9, 1967, it shook the ground and rattled …

Space Exploration

XD Essentials: How Functional Animation Helps Improve UX

Since humans are visually driven creatures, the impact of imagery only increases with the help of animation. Our eyes innately pay attention to …