Shadow with a life of its own

2011-04-28 08:21:16

Looking like a super star might sound like a good thing but for some aspiring actors known as "A-listers' stand-ins" it can be a typecasting burden.

A casting call for heroes

2011-04-28 07:54:29

'Special-type actors' picked for patriotic movies because of their likeness to leaders used to carry a heavy responsibility.

My subway suitor a throwaway card in the game of life

2011-04-28 07:54:29

I was accosted in the swirling throng of people at Huixinxijienankou subway station in Beijing the other day by a middle-aged Chinese lady.

The tumor stops here

2011-04-27 08:00:32

Nation's top hepatobiliary surgeon has performed at least 14,000 operations over a 68-year career. And at 89, he's still going strong.

On one's guard

2011-04-27 08:00:32

The recent earthquakes in Southwest China and Japan have given preparedness a new urgency in schools across the nation.

What's New

2011-04-27 08:00:32

The WotWots, a children's cartoon from New Zealand that debuted in 2009 will hit China's small screens this summer.

Political correctness to go up a notch with officials' tweets

2011-04-27 08:00:32

The Party School of the Beijing Committee of the Communist Party of China is training its officials on how to use micro blogs; and the State Council Information Office has rolled out an app for the iPad.

Green tea linked to stronger bones

2011-04-27 08:00:32

A Taiwan survey has found that drinking tea helps prevent osteoporosis in elderly women.

Trouble is in the air for allergy sufferers

2011-04-27 08:00:32

The weather warms and flowers blossom during spring, a delightful season for most of us.

Understanding 'senior moments'

2011-04-27 08:00:32

The elderly have a harder time multi-tasking than young adults because older people are far less nimble at switching neurological connections in their brains between activities.

Thin is not in

2011-04-27 08:00:32

"I'd like to have your problem!"is a common remark made to underweight people, who tend to arouse more envy than sympathy. As doctors and nutrition experts well know, however, gaining weight healthily is just as hard as losing it, and may be even harder because the causes of being underweight are more complex and a remedy is not as simple.

Exploring the life of 'leftover women'

2011-04-26 07:55:41

Shengnu, or "leftover women", has become the subject matter of numerous films, novels and TV series.