China's High-Res Satellite Gave Us Some Awesome New Images

High-resolution images from a Chinese satellite were released last week, and I must say they are absolutely amazing! China launched the satellite back in April of last year, and it paid dividends for the Chinese government who used the satellite to identify illegal border-crossings and crack down on marijuana farmers. » 8/26/14 2:41pm Tuesday 2:41pm

Chinese Monster Hoax Wasn't Really Gollum, But a Video Game Ad

Earlier this week, a Chinese man was camping with friends in the Huairou region when he seems to have spotted a monster-like creature that somewhat resembled Gollum from Lord of the Rings. The man said he was "terrified." He snapped photos and uploaded them online. They spread like wildfire. » 6/27/14 12:31pm 6/27/14 12:31pm

This is Every New Paleontologist from China's Top Research School

China is home to some of the richest fossil deposits in the world, and has been the source of many of the exciting recent discoveries in paleontology. But the country is having trouble attracting new paleontology students. This "group photo of one" represents the entire paleontology graduating class at China's #1… » 6/20/14 1:02am 6/20/14 1:02am

​The Declassified History Of The Tiananmen Square Protests

More than two-dozen U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency records, released through the Freedom of Information Act, contain vivid eyewitness accounts of the crushing of the Tiananmen protests — and describe the panic that erupted across China amid sharp disagreements between the country's military and political elite. » 6/05/14 7:20am 6/05/14 7:20am

The Chinese Comic Book Version of Star Wars Is Dazzling, Baffling

In 1980, not everybody had a chance to see Star Wars in China — but they could read the comic book adaptation. And now, thanks to historian Maggie Greene, so can you. Marvel at the stunningly beautiful art. But also some weird choices, like Darth Vader attacking the Kennedy Space Center. » 5/27/14 11:52am 5/27/14 11:52am