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Facebook Might Have Found A Way To Sneak An App Into China: Meet Colorful Balloons

Facebook has long struggled to enter the Chinese market, with attempts to learn Mandarin and negotiate with Chinese authorities rendering no success. But it has reportedly found a workaround in the form of Colorful Balloons.

Apps/Software August 12, 2017

Fossil Discovered In China Hints Oldest Winged Mammal From Jurassic Period

The discovery of 160-year-old fossils in China shows the existence of early mammals during the Jurassic era. Their long arms, skin membrane, and joints suggest that the long-extinct creatures were capable of flight.

Animals August 12, 2017

China’s Quantum Satellite Sends Hack-Proof Signals Through Space

A Chinese quantum satellite is believed to pave the way in forming an unhackable global quantum communication network. Learn more about this recent feat in quantum key distribution and its potential applications.

Space August 11, 2017

Chinese Government Pressures Apple Into Taking Down VPN Apps From App Store: The Great Firewall Of China Stands Taller Than Ever

Apple, succumbing to pressure from the Chinese government, has taken down VPN apps from the App Store in China. The move strengthens the country's internet censorship within the Great Firewall of China.

Apple July 29, 2017

China Seeks Leadership In Artificial Intelligence By 2030

Last Thursday, July 20, China announced its intention to be the world leader in artificial intelligence by 2030. Learn more about this ambitious plan in the Chinese AI industry to challenge the dominance of American AI companies.

Computers July 21, 2017

First Earth-Orbit Teleportation: China Teleports Object To Space Through Quantum Entanglement

Scientists from China made historic achievement with the first ever teleportation of an object from Earth to space. The experiment involved pairs of photons, Micius satellite, and quantum entanglement.

Space July 11, 2017

China Simulates Life On The Moon With 200-Day Test Of Self-Sustaining Space Station

How is it like to live on the moon or another world beyond Earth for an extended period of time? China will soon find out as it begins the 200-day experiment of a self-sustaining ecosystem at the Lunar Palace-1.

Space July 11, 2017

China To Send 4 More Probes Into Space Before Year 2021

China's first X-ray space telescope was launched into space last week. The country will send four more major probes before 2021 in an effort to develop space science.

Space June 18, 2017

How Quantum Mechanics Is Chinese Scientists’ Answer To Cybersecurity Attacks

A team of Chinese scientists has successfully beat the record for quantum entanglement. But what are the applications of quantum mechanics in addressing cybersecurity attacks as well as information sharing systems?

Energy June 16, 2017

Constipated Since Birth, Man Now Freed Of 28 Pounds Of Poop After Surgery

Doctors in Shanghai, China, recently operated on a man and removed 30 inches of his massively swollen colon and 28 pounds of poop. Find out more about the Hirschsprung’s disease that led to his lifelong suffering.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 15, 2017

China Is The Next Market Ripe For Tesla And Elon Musk

Over the last few years, Tesla has been growing in popularity since it's a well-designed and functioning electric car with all the bells and whistles of a luxury car brand. Now, Elon Musk's path to world domination will continue thanks to the booming market of China.

Business Tech June 7, 2017

Chinese Malware 'Fireball' Burns 250 Million Computers: Here's What It Can Do And How To Check If Your PC Is Infected

Check Point discovered Fireball, a Chinese malware operation that has infected 250 million of computers worldwide. Here's why the malware is a very dangerous security threat and how users can check if their computer is compromised.

Security June 4, 2017

China Moon Mission: 8 Postgraduate Students Move Into Lunar Palace Cabin That Simulates Lunar-Like Environment

China steps up its efforts for its planned permanent lunar laboratory. Eight postgraduate students begin simulated space cabin trials at the Lunar Palace 1 until 2018.

Space May 11, 2017

Orphan No More: Dinosaur Fossil ‘Baby Louie' Finally Identified As Member Of New Species

Famous dinosaur fossil 'Baby Louie,' found in China some 20 years ago, is now described as part of a new species of giant oviraptorosaurs. Learn more about the characteristics of the Beibeilong sinensis.

Animals May 10, 2017

Made-In-China Passenger Jet, The Country’s Answer to Boeing And Airbus, Takes Maiden Flight

China's C919 passenger jet made its maiden flight on Friday, May 5, marking the country's aspirations to compete against Boeing and Airbus jets in commercial flights. Find out more about this homegrown jet and its chances of success.

Business Tech May 5, 2017

Collaboration Between China And European Space Agency To Build Moon Outpost Is Now Brewing

China and the European Space Agency are bracing for collaboration on a human outpost on the moon and many other joint programs. ESA has been hard selling the 'Moon Village' as an international launching pad for deep space missions.

Space April 27, 2017

China’s 1st Cargo Spacecraft Just Docked With Its Orbiting Space Laboratory

China’s Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft has successfully docked with the Tiangong-2 space station last April 22. This is considered a major step toward the nation's goal of putting up its own manned space station by 2022.

Space April 24, 2017

Airbnb China Expansion Brings New Name And Hefty Investment: Meet 'Aibiying'

Airbnb has announced a major push for China, doubling down on its efforts and rebranding itself in the country. Airbnb will be called 'Aibiying' in China, which means 'welcome each other with love.'

Business Tech March 22, 2017

Climate Scientists Warn More ‘Airpocalypses’ For China Amid Melting Polar Ice Caps

Experts warn of more 'airpocalypses' to happen in China amid the melting of polar ice caps as climate change worsens. A study calls for more urgent actions not only for the reduction of air pollution but also of greenhouse gas emissions.

Earth/Environment March 16, 2017

Suit Up: Russia Recruits Cosmonauts In Space Race To The Moon

Russia’s space agency has announced a recruitment drive for budding cosmonauts, expected to be part of the country's manned moon mission. Russia remains in the race against the United States and China, eyeing a moon landing by 2031.

Space March 16, 2017

Environmentalists Worried Over Possible Rhino Horn Trade Legalization In South Africa

South Africa's move to legalize the domestic trade of rhino horns has environmentalists worried. Conservationists are opposing the move as local demand is not high and may step up smuggling but the government hopes it will end poaching.

Animals March 15, 2017

China Mega National Park For Siberian Tigers To Dwarf US' Yellowstone National Park

China is setting up a mega national park in the northeastern part of the country bordering Russia with the aim of protecting endangered species like Siberian tigers. The new park is expected to dwarf the United States' Yellowstone National Park

Animals March 14, 2017

Apple’s Solar Island In Japan To Boost Clean Energy Promise

Boosting the clean energy pledge of Apple, operations in Japan will be moving to 100 percent renewable energy use thanks to local supplier Ibiden’s 20 new facilities. Among them is a solar island that will generate 12 MW of solar power.

Earth/Environment March 10, 2017

China And India Pump Up Space Programs

China and India have enhanced their space spending. China has many space ventures in 2017 including a lunar mission while India jacked up space budget by 20 percent and put Mars and Venus missions on high priority.

Space February 15, 2017

China's Space Plans: First Chinese Cargo Spacecraft Will Lift Off In April

As part of its plans to advance the country’s space programs, China will send its first cargo spacecraft into space in April this year. The spacecraft will dock with China’s space laboratory known as the Tiangong-2.

Space February 14, 2017

5000-Year-Old Chinese Beer Recipe Tastes Fruity: Stanford Students

Stanford University students successfully recreated a 5,000-year-old Chinese beer recipe uncovered by scientists last year. The result was a fruity, cider-like concoction.

Ancient February 9, 2017

Inscription In Ancient Tomb Of Chinese General And His Princess Wife Reveals Couple Was Buried On Same Day

The ancient tomb of a general who served the rulers of the Northern Qi dynasty and his princess wife was found during an excavation between August 2012 and June 2013. The tomb was filled with pottery figurines.

Ancient February 8, 2017

Researchers Date Massive Ancient Volcanic Eruption With Help From Fossilized Tree, Ice Cores

Using radiocarbon measurements, scientists have traced the date when the Changbaishan volcano in East Asia erupted. The research also debunks the theory that the eruption contributed to the collapse of the Bohai kingdom.

Earth/Environment January 31, 2017

Apple No Longer No. 1 In China: Which Smartphone Outsold The iPhone 6s In 2016?

Apple no longer holds the title as the company with the best-selling smartphone in the lucrative Chinese market. Apple was able to sell 12 million units of the iPhone 6s in China last year, but it was not enough.

Apple January 30, 2017

Centuries-Old Buddha Statue Emerges From A Reservoir In China

A sunken statue of Buddha emerged after water levels dropped at the Hongmen Reservoir in China during renovation work. The statue dates back to as early as the Yuan dynasty.

Ancient January 17, 2017

Chinese Government Wants App Stores To Be Registered, Cites Security Concerns

The Cyberspace Administration of China has ordered the registration of app stores across the country. The new rule is aimed at developing the internet application store industry.

Security January 16, 2017

China Aims For Record 30 Space Missions In 2017

China is shooting for the moon and planning to launch some 30 space missions in 2017, including its planned probe on the far side of the moon and its projected Mars mission by 2020.

Space January 6, 2017

Apple Forced To Take Down New York Times App In China, And Here's Why

Apple was forced to take down news apps created by The New York Times from China's App Store. Who requested for the apps to be pulled out, and what was the reason behind the order?

Apple January 4, 2017

What Are The Prospects For Space Travel in 2017?

Here are some likely highlights for space travel and exploration this year according to NBC News, including Earth science probes, new SpaceX launches, and space-based internet.

Space January 3, 2017

More Twitter Executives Leaving: China Boss Kathy Chen Is The Latest To Depart

Twitter's Greater China managing director, Kathy Chen, has announced her departure over the weekend. Chen is the fifth Twitter executive to leave the company in the past few months.

Business Tech January 3, 2017

Hope For African Elephants: China To Ban Domestic Ivory Trade By 2017

China announced that it will ban domestic ivory trade starting next year. The move may help save the population of elephants in Africa that are threatened by possible extinction because of poaching.

Animals December 31, 2016

China's Five-Year Space Program Plans Include Moon And Mars Missions

Over the next five years, China will launch a lunar mission to the far side of the moon. It also aims to send a probe to planet Mars by 2020.

Space December 28, 2016

China Could Become First Country To Land Probe On Far Side Of The Moon

China aims to soft land a probe on the far side of the moon by 2018, a feat that has not yet been done by other countries. What does China want to achieve?

Space December 27, 2016

China Confirms EmDrive Research, Plans To Use The Technology On Chinese Satellites As Soon As Possible

China has announced that it is giving a push for research on the controversial space propulsion technology EmDrive which was deemed unworkable by NASA. The China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) announced that EmDrive adoption in satellites has been made a priority.

Space December 26, 2016

FBI Launched Probe Into FDIC Hack: Was China Really Behind The Security Breach?

A Reuters report revealed that the FBI has launched an investigation into the security breaches that had affected the FDIC starting 2010. The hackers behind the attacks were said to be sponsored by the Chinese military.

Security December 24, 2016

Beijing Residents Are Heading Out Of Town To Escape Smog

Beijing’s air pollution problem has become acute, compounded by winter. For the fifth consecutive day, Beijing and Northern China are shrouded in heavy smog that has thrown air traffic, road traffic and civic life out of gear.

Earth/Environment December 22, 2016

China Launches New Satellite To Monitor Greenhouse Gas Emissions

China's first carbon dioxide monitoring satellite TanSat blasted into space on Thursday, Dec. 22, onboard a Long March-2D rocket. The probe's main goal is to measure greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere for scientific research.

Space December 22, 2016

Are iPhones Really Safe Despite Widespread Battery Problems?

Consumers in China and other parts of the world are complaining about battery issues with their iPhones. Many units keep shutting down despite still having enough battery charge while others seem to catch fire during use or charging.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 10, 2016

Facebook Reportedly Aims To Re-Enter China With New Censorship Tool, But Would It Work?

Facebook has reportedly been working on a censorship tool to seep through the Great Firewall of China. The purported tool would hide any Facebook posts that could violate China's censorship rules, but would that be a viable solution?

Internet November 23, 2016

Shenzhou-11 Astronauts Return To Earth After Longest-Ever Space Mission In China's History

Two Chinese astronauts have safely made their way back to Earth after spending 30 days on the Tiangong-2 space laboratory. The pair landed in Inner Mongolia on Friday, Nov. 18, at 2:15 p.m. local time (1:15 a.m. ET).

Space November 18, 2016

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