How much can a lavender bear?

2014-03-17 15:26:42

"Bobbie", the lavender coloured bear heat pack filled with dry lavender seeds and wheat from Bridestowe Lavender Estate has become a popular "must have" item in China.

Window into a new kind of reality

2014-03-16 08:09:37

For painter and art educator Martin Wehmer, his turning point came in 2008, the year when he came to Beijing as a resident artist with an art grant from Switzerland.

Game mash-up fails to hit the mark

2014-03-15 08:06:12

When two of the best franchises of video games and geekdom merge, greatness is the expected outcome. However, sadly for Shin Gundam Musou, that is not the case.

China, Singapore ink horse-racing deal

2014-03-12 07:23:17

The Chinese mainland will take its first step toward hosting a thoroughbred race overseas via closer cooperation with Singapore, thanks to an ambitious joint venture.

Reduce carbon footprint in Antarctica

2014-03-11 09:48:29

Xie Xiaoyao did not take a good break between his 50-day journey to Antarctica and attending the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in Beijing.

Researchers find birds of a unique feather

2014-03-08 08:42:28

A small, perching bird whose habitat is mainly in China, surprisingly has a newly conspicuous place in the tree of life of birds. Researchers from five countries, including China, have discovered that the spotted wren-babbler (Spelaeornis formosus) belongs to a unique family of birds containing just one species.

Taxi fare vs taxi fair

2014-03-05 09:55:25

The popularity of mobile apps has made grabbing a cab much easier for the young and tech-savvy, while others say they are stuck out in the cold without rides.

Spring into vintage era

2014-03-02 07:35:01

Spring is coming along with not only more sunny days but also weekend markets around the town - a good time for shoppers who wish to find something different from what supermarkets may offer.

Leader on a mission to serve

2014-03-02 07:48:51

For the past 15 years, Stan Tsai has started his Chinese New Year celebration mostly the same way, preparing for shows and exhibitions in the Lakeforest Mall, a suburban Washington shopping center.

Watching elephants raze a restaurant

2014-03-02 07:48:28

We heard a crash, the tinkle of sprinkled glass and screams.

Creatures of habitat

2014-03-02 07:48:28

The government has cooked up a solution to elephants plundering the crops upon which farmers depend in Yunnan's Xishuangbanna - a giant "canteen" for the massive mammals.

Man vs Nature

2014-03-02 07:47:30

Many parts of China with the best ecology endure the worst conflicts between humans and animals. Erik Nilsson in Yushu, Qinghai, and Hu Yongqi in Kunming, Yunnan, explore the frontlines of where the wild things are.