US ambassador to Japan’s seafood eating in Fukushima lashed as political show, facing questions from netizens

The US Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel visited Fukushima and ate local food to show the US' support to Japan, which was criticized by the netizens for his hypocrisy and political show-making, with many asking the ambassador to explain why the US reduced seafood imports from Japan. Emanuel wrote via his X (formerly Twitter) account […]

Explore secrets behind accelerating Chinese Dream in state-of-the-art train served Beijing Winter Olympics

It has been over a year since the Beijing Winter Olympics concluded with a speculator and unforgettable closing ceremony featuring stunning venues and technological innovations that captivate the world, yet its essence still dances in every Chinese heart. Among the many moments of the Games that have left a deep impression on the audience, one […]

Asian Games in Hangzhou shows China's economy remains robust

The 19th Asian Games, from September 23 to October 8, has demonstrated the dazzling strength of China's economy and the country's capacity to wow spectators from across the globe. The two-hour opening ceremony held at "Big Lotus" Stadium in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province, showcased a glitzy spectacle of "Made in China" high-tech innovations.  Spectators […]

2023 ZGC Forum to focus on AI, quantum science, brain computer interface: officials

The 2023 Zhongguancun (ZGC) Forum will focus on the frontier science and innovation achievement, including artificial intelligence (AI), quantum science, brain computer interface as an embodiment of China's innovation-driven growth, officials told a media briefing on Monday. The ZGC Forum is scheduled to be held in Beijing from May 25 to 30 under the theme of […]

Tourists receive lifetime ban for feeding giant panda bamboo and peanuts after entering panda breeding base

Two tourists have been banned for life after entering the giant panda breeding base in southwest China and feeding a panda bamboo and peanuts. A 39-year-old man surnamed Han and a 51-year-old woman surnamed Liang entered the base's giant panda cub enclosure and fed a panda cub bamboo shoots and peanuts on Saturday afternoon, according […]

Zika may have flown to Brazil in 2013

The Zika virus may have hopped a ride on a 747 from Southeast Asia in 2013 to invade the Americas. Oliver Pybus, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Oxford, and his colleagues have retraced the virus’ steps in Brazil and pinpointed its introduction there to between May and December 2013. That coincides with a […]

How snails breathe through snorkels on land

Microscope work may have solved the puzzle of Asian snails’ “useless” snorkels. The small Alycaeidae land snails of Asia grow what looks like a tiny breathing tube curling partway along the outside of their shells. Similar tubes let some other land snails breathe when a little blast-door operculum shuts the main opening of their shells. […]

Clean inside those bagpipes — and trumpets and clarinets

Bagpipe lungBAGpīp ləng n.An inflammatory lung disease caused by regular inhalation of fungi living inside bagpipes. In 2014, a 61-year-old man died after seven years of a mysterious illness that left him breathless, with a dry cough. Doctors diagnosed him with hypersensitivity pneumonitis, a rare disease caused by breathing in particles that irritate lung tissues. […]