Star Trek-style home elevator could replace stairlifts

In Wales, a village catches a break with world-first surf lagoon, zip-lines and more

China rejects criticism of Tibetan resettlement program

How this Japanese martial art can help train your mind

Star Trek-style home elevator could replace stairlifts

August 4, 2015

A futuristic elevator that fits neatly into the corner of a room and moves between floors of a standard home could present a more attractive proposition than the traditional stairlift. 

In Wales, a village catches a break with world-first surf lagoon, zip-lines and more

August 4, 2015

The opening of a new outdoor surf centre in North Wales is being hailed as a 'game changer' for the sport, with a two-metre barelling wave crashing back and forth across an inland lagoon at the touch of a button. But it's also one of a number of new and unusual activities helping to revitalise the region, including Europe's longest and fastest zip wires and a trampoline park set in an old slate mine.

China rejects criticism of Tibetan resettlement program

August 4, 2015

China is rejecting criticism of its program to build settlements for Tibetan nomads, saying that resettlement has been based on "what the masses want". (Photo: Reuters) 

How this Japanese martial art can help train your mind

August 3, 2015

Japanese martial art iaido can train not only your mind but also your mind. (Cover photo: SCMP's Jonathan Wong)