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2009-11-08 06:00:00

A Chinese scholar condemned during the Cultural Revolution for moving a unique compilation of mushrooms out of China was celebrated on Saturday when his extraordinary collection finally came home. At a service at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Cornell University President David Skorton presented the collection that had been painstakingly assembled by researcher Shu Chun Teng to China's Institute of Microbiology. Teng's specialty was mycology at Cornell University in the 1920s, and for the...

2009-05-06 19:49:35

Madame Tussauds Hong Kong has marked the 14th anniversary of Teresa Teng's death by dressing the singer's wax figure in a new cheongsam. Chang-fu Teng, Teresa's brother, and models dressed in her signature style, were at Madame Tussauds for Wednesday's unveiling of the well-known Teresa statue in its new costume -- a spectacular white sequin frock with pink butterflies, which was based on the original cheongsam Teresa wore during her 1977 concert tour of Japan. We are honored to be able to...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'