Scientists trace 2002 Sars virus to colony of cave-dwelling at-bats in China

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Genetic source procured for illnes that killed 750 round the world Scientists have pinpointed its own population of virus-infected at-bats, which they have linked to the mysterious outbreak of Sars disease 15 years ago. Hundreds succumbed as the virus spread around the globe but its source was never traced. Now, after years of searching across […]

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A human rights activist, a secret prison and a tale from Xi Jinping’s new China

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Peter Dahlin spent 23 days in a black prison in Beijing, where he says he was deprived of sleep and questioned with a communication improvement machine. Here he tells the story of his incarceration and expulsion from the Peoples Republic Some nights Peter Dahlin says he tucks a big-ass knife under his bed in case […]

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Ai Weiwei interview: ‘In human history, there’s never been a moment like this’

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Ask the artist and dissident what he has in common with Andy Warhol and he says he loved his time. Ahead of his Melbourne show he talks about China, America, Lego and the wonders of the internet in conversation with Monica Tan So how many pieces of secondhand Lego does Ai Weiwei own? Millions, he […]

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