African swine fever virus has been detected in 29 provinces across Vietnam. According to the Southeast Asian country's government, over 1.2 million pigs have been culled to prevent the further spread of the highly-contagious and deadly disease.
Public Health May 15, 2019
Imagine a magical machine that can switch off addiction in the brain. That machine is what Chinese researchers are using to treat methamphetamine and opioid addiction in patients for the first time ever.
Biotech May 9, 2019
The highly contagious and deadly African swine fever is wreaking havoc in China, leading to a shortage of pork that could affect the global market. China is responsible for a huge chunk of the world's pig population.
Animals April 28, 2019
China is setting its sights on the Moon. After the successful landing of its rover in the lunar far side this year, China announced that it will construct a scientific research station in the Moon's south pole.
Space April 25, 2019
China is serious about its lunar and deep space exploration. The rover and lander tandem Chang’e-4 and Yutu-2 sent back fresh images showing the far side of the moon.
Space April 24, 2019
A simulated Mars base camp welcomed 100 students on Wednesday, April 17, for the first time. The facility allows visitors to experience what it would be like to live on the surface of the Red Planet.
Space April 18, 2019
Gene-hacked monkeys that had human brain genes in their genomes appeared to be smarter than their unaltered peers. However, the scientific community raised ethical questions on the use of transgenic monkeys for experiments.
Animals April 12, 2019
Do the weapons from China's Terracotta structures have the earliest form of anti-rust technology? A new study sheds light as to what really keeps the ancient weapons in great shape.
Ancient April 5, 2019
A number of Nokia 7 Plus phones in Norway have reportedly sent private user data to a server in China. HMD Global said it already fixed the problem, but Finnish data protection ombudsman wants to know more.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 22, 2019
Researchers are describing a treasure trove of fossils along a river in China. Half of the dozens and dozens of fossils are of previously undescribed creatures, and they suspect there are more.
Ancient March 21, 2019
1 million pounds of smuggled pork from China were seized by federal agents in New Jersey. The illegally imported meat was hidden in containers of laundry detergents and ramen noodles.
Public Health March 18, 2019
The fine dust levels in South Korea has reached an alarming rate. The country will start a joint project with China and use cloud seeding to wash away the fine dust particles causing air pollution out of the sky.
Earth/Environment March 10, 2019
Documents examined by medical news site STAT suggest the controversial CRISPR babies research may have been initially supported by the Chinese government. The documents identified three different government institutions in China as funding sources.
Feature | Health February 27, 2019
China has revealed plans to construct a massive power plant in space to beam back solar energy to Earth. The country is hoping to launch small to medium solar power stations to orbit around the planet by 2025.
Earth/Environment February 19, 2019
The US Justice Department filed nearly two dozen charges against Huawei and its CFO Meng Wanzhou. One indictment claims the Chinese smartphone maker tried to steal trade secrets from T-Mobile.
Business Tech January 29, 2019
Five gene-edited monkey clones were born at the Institute of Neuroscience of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai, China. The latest research is intended to back efforts in testing and developing drugs for the treatment of various human diseases in the years to come.
Animals January 24, 2019
Bing is the latest serviced based in America to get banned in China. Microsoft has so far been playing nice with the country’s internet policies, but something apparently had to give.
Microsoft January 24, 2019
China's first seedling in space sprouted but died soon after when scientists had to shut down power. Evidently, the temperature in the biosphere became extreme and erratic.
Space January 18, 2019
After landing the first spacecraft on the dark side of the moon, China made another history by sprouting cotton seeds on the lunar surface. What is the objective of this biosphere experiment?
Space January 16, 2019
Shortly after the successful landing of the Chang'e-4 probe on the far side of the moon on Jan. 3, China will launch the second of four planned moon missions by year-end. Spacecraft Chang'e-5 will collect samples from the near side of the moon.
Space January 15, 2019
Local resellers in China are giving away huge discounts on iPhones as Chinese consumers continue to go for cost-effective and feature-rich alternatives. Are the latest iPhones still worth the cost?
Apple January 12, 2019
Coca Cola, McDonald's, Nestlé, and PepsiCo may have influenced China's health policies through the nonprofit group International Life Sciences Institute. An anthropologist from Harvard said ILSI-China enjoyed close ties with Chinese health officials.
Public Health January 10, 2019
On Thursday, the Chang'e-4 space probe landed on the Von Kármán crater within the South Pole-Aitken Basin. This is the first time that the region of the moon, which is forever facing away from Earth, will be explored.
Space January 3, 2019
Companies in China offer incentives to employees who buy Huawei devices. Some go to the extent of threatening to confiscate employees' iPhones and terminate those who use Apple products.
Business Tech December 25, 2018
China's Chang'e 4 mission is scheduled for liftoff on Friday. The goal of the lander-rover duo is to explore the far side of the moon, specifically the oldest impact basin on the lunar surface.
Space December 7, 2018
The CEO of Samsung supplier Toptec is among those who were charged for leaking intellectual property to a Chinese company in exchange for $13.8 million. Prosecutors said the supplier sold the technology after its sales dipped.
Business Tech December 2, 2018
China on Thursday ordered to stop the work that led to the birth of gene-edited twins. Chinese Vice Minister of Science and Technology Xu Nanping described the work as illegal and unacceptable.
Biotech November 30, 2018
The scientist who claimed to have made the first genetically edited baby has defended the procedure at a conference in Hong Kong. In his speech, he said that he is proud of what he has done.
November 29, 2018
A scientist from China admitted that he has genetically edited twin girls to become immune to HIV/AIDS. However, the process has serious implications that might put the children and their future descendants at risk.
November 26, 2018
Researchers found significant emissions of a banned ozone-depleting substance coming from East Asia, particularly from eastern China. Instead of declining after the ban, emissions have even slightly increased.
Earth/Environment October 27, 2018
China is reportedly planning to launch an artificial moon above the province of Sichuan by 2020. Should it prove successful, the country will launch three more in 2022.
Feature | Science October 21, 2018
An average citizen in Spain can expect to live up to the age of 85.8 years old, according to a new study that predicted life expectancy around the world by 2040. The United States, meanwhile, was overtaken by China.
Healthy Living/Wellness October 20, 2018
Chinese government has fined Fan Bingbing and the companies that she represents with millions of yuan for tax evasion. The 37-year-old actress has appeared in countless Chinese shows and movies and has even garnered international fame.
Celebrities October 4, 2018
Google's new search engine for China will allow the government to track the search queries of its citizens. Codenamed Project Dragonfly, it will also prevent Chinese people from accessing information deemed sensitive by the ruling Communist Party.
Google September 17, 2018
Seven employees abandoned their jobs at Google in protest of the company's project known as 'Project Dragonfly.' The project was crafted to eradicate content that China's government views as sensitive.
Google September 16, 2018
Scientists have found a link to air pollution and cognitive impairment in a recent study. Experts in China tested thousands of people over four years to find out if the poor air quality can affect brain function.
Healthy Living/Wellness September 3, 2018
Medical experts around the globe share viral samples with one another to develop treatments and vaccines that will prevent outbreaks of pandemics. However, China has refused to share bird flu samples with the United States for over a year.
Public Health August 29, 2018
Hundreds of wildfire across western North America has been sending swaths of smoke to surrounding cities. Seattle and Oregon recorded worse air pollution than China's Beijing in the past couple of days.
Earth/Environment August 24, 2018
The endangered status of giant pandas has further been eased as the rare species continue to reproduce. Officials from China told a state media that the number of giant pandas in the wild has doubled in the past few decades.
Animals August 21, 2018
Following complaints from China’s state media, Apple moved for the removal of around 25,000 illegal apps from its App Store. Many of these apps are gambling-related.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 20, 2018
The 'Monster Hunter: World' PC version was recently released, but after just a few days, the RPG is no longer available for sale in China. What happened, and can Capcom do anything about it?
Video Games August 14, 2018
Google is allegedly planning to release a Search app in China that will block certain sites in compliance with the country’s aggressive censorship policies. A former executive thinks it's stupid.
Google August 12, 2018
Google has apparently been working on a search engine app for China since last year. It’ll be released as an Android app and will comply with the country's censorship policies by clocking out certain search results.
Google August 2, 2018
Two vaccines produced by Changchun Changsheng Bio-technology, one of China's largest vaccine manufacturers, have been found defective. Some of the vaccines are already on the market and have been administered to Chinese children.
Medicine July 24, 2018
New artifacts discovered by researchers suggest that the early human migrated from Africa to China 270,000 years earlier than imagined. The scientists uncovered 80 artifacts that indicate that they were also used.
Public Health July 11, 2018