Ant-Man's Huge Chinese Success Could Lead To More Chinese Marvel Superheroes

Ant-Man just made its theatrical debut in China this weekend—and did rather handsomely for itself with a $43.5 million opening weekend, only beaten by Age of Ultron. But the success of the film also has Marvel not just open to bringing more heroes to China, but also lead to the creation of more Chinese heroes. »10/20/15 1:00pm10/20/15 1:00pm

This Year the Medicine Nobel Prize Went to a Pair of Parasite Poisons

The 2015 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine just went to three scientists who found parasite-killing chemicals that are now important tools for fighting human diseases. But the chemicals in question weren’t created in a lab: one is produced naturally by a bacterium, the other by a plant used in a traditional… »10/05/15 6:53pm10/05/15 6:53pm

Here's How China Could Land People On The Moon By 2020

First of all, I should preface this by saying I’m no rocket scientist. Anyone who has ever seen me attempt to open a carton of milk can attest to this. But that doesn’t mean I can’t daydream. And today I’m daydreaming about how China could land on the moon as quickly and cheaply as possible. Within five years, let’s… »7/02/15 1:40pm7/02/15 1:40pm

Student Suspected of Murder After "Pocket Dial" Incident Nabbed in China

The suspected killer of Iowa State University student Shao Tong—her boyfriend, University of Iowa student Xiangnan Li—has been apprehended, nearly 10 months after the young woman’s strangled body was found crammed into her car trunk. His capture was complicated because he’d fled to China after her death. »6/30/15 2:55pm6/30/15 2:55pm

The Original Star Wars Is Finally Getting Shown In A Chinese Theater

When Star Wars came out in 1977, China was still in the immediate aftermath of the Cultural Revolution, and foreign films were not screened in Chinese theaters. And even in recent years, China has maintained strict quotas for overseas movies. So it’s taken 40 years for Star Wars to reach Chinese movie theaters. »6/18/15 5:26pm6/18/15 5:26pm