Although some Chinese have taken advantage of economic liberalization to become rich, up to 150 million Chinese live on $1 a day or less.
There are no privately owned TV or radio stations, the government opens and censors mail as well as monitors phone calls, faxes, e-mails and text messages. Less than 5% of criminal trials include witnesses, and the conviction rate is 99.7%.
Tools designed to ensure computer code in smart cars does not crash has been inspired by hungry penguins.
The rounded sleeping capsules send guests drifting into ocean before arriving on desert island by morning.
Sitting on the saddle activates the part of the brain responsible for learning, a study has claimed.
Scientists are appealing for more people to donate their brains for research after they die.
Life on Earth may have arrived from Mars on an asteroid, scientists have claimed.
Lunar mission scheduled at the end of 2017 could find out if beer can be brewed on the moon.
A bottle used to teach children how far litter can travel ended up on Scottish beach after 8,700-mile journey.
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