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The Week Oct 29, 2010

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The wild man of China

North America has been looking for Bigfoot for decades. And in China, they’ve been looking for a big hairy creature called Yeren, or the Wild Man of China. This month, the Hubei Province Wild Man Research Association announced plans to begin another search. But our sources say you can stop searching the forests of Hubei Province. He’s moved to the big city of Beijing. This is what our reporters captured on video tape …

Sleeping on the job

It’s been almost two months since school started. And that means some students are perfecting the art of sleeping in class. They have dozens of different positions. But they can’t compete with today’s office workers who put in long hours, too. They can’t stay awake, either, especially when a boring boss calls them in for a meeting.

That’s my parking space

With students back at college, and with more cars in China, parking spaces are sometimes in short supply. What happens if you’re patiently waiting for an open slot, and you’re cut off when someone crowds into your space? Let’s look at this solution.

Disposable men

The big news in science this week is all about men. Scientists from a university in England report that they think they know why women outlive men. Men apparently are disposable. That’s why a male chimpanzee will live 45 years, while a female lives 59 years. A female mosquito lives a whole month, a male mosquito only one week. It’s apparently true for humans, too. Scientists say men are not genetically programmed to live as long as women. But women, it seems, already know that …

(中国日报网英语点津 Helen 编辑)

The Week Oct 29, 2010

About the broadcaster:

The Week Oct 29, 2010

Renee Haines is an editor and broadcaster at China Daily. Renee has more than 15 years of experience as a newspaper editor, radio station anchor and news director, news-wire service reporter and bureau chief, magazine writer, book editor and website consultant. She came to China from the United States.