Good Samaritan

2013-04-03 05:32:02

Daily necessities became rare finds when SARS gripped Beijing in April 2003. But community grocer Yang Xinxing stabilized prices and consequently eased locals' fears.

Looking in the first lady's mirror

2013-04-03 05:32:02

Peng Liyuan has been wearing Ma Ke's designs for more than a decade, a fact that was only highlighted recently when the first lady accompanied her husband President Xi Jinping on his first state visit to Russia and three African countries.

Going under the needle

2013-04-02 18:07:17

Doctors believe irritation and inflammation of the mucous membrane inside the nose, or a lining of the nasal cavity rich with blood vessels and nerves, causes rhinitis, but it is hard to cure.

Coming to grips with autism in China

2013-04-01 18:30:51

The Ministry of Health and Children's Hospital of Fudan University in Shanghai, are spearheading a three-year, 32-million yuan project to reveal the prevalence of autism in China

Fly like a bird

2013-03-31 08:22:57

A vertical wind tunnel near the Shanghai Circuit is offering sports lovers the chance to experience the feeling of flying - without the fear of jumping from a plane or falling out of the sky.

Films risk missing a moment

2013-03-31 08:21:23

LOS ANGELES - It was the middle of 2006, and hardly anyone was worried about the zombie apocalypse. But Paramount Pictures saw it coming.

Forecasting sun storm havoc

2013-03-31 08:19:25

In 1859, the Sun erupted, and on Earth wires shot off sparks that shocked telegraph operators and set their paper on fire.

A world of perpetual shopping

2013-03-31 08:19:25

As we are tracked and fed information on our wants and needs from online tools, services and apps, our consumption will only get more streamlined, efficient and, most likely, mindless.

A new word order

2013-03-29 08:33:37

Instead of entering a university after his graduation from high school next year, Kieran-Jack Costello will travel to China alone and spend a year exploring the world's most-populous country.

Dead heat

2013-03-29 08:33:37

Cell phones, computers, houses and cars, all made of paper, will go up in flames across China on April 4, known as Tomb Sweeping Day or Qingming.

If the phone fits, wear it

2013-03-28 13:35:27

Apparently the iPhone is dead and should rest in peace. That announcement was made by BlackBerry Chief Executive Thorsten Heins.

Dream weaver

2013-03-27 07:42:35

Stan Lai has a clear memory of what inspired his magnum opus.