Military experiments with metamaterials designed to fool radars with wave-bending powers but observers say there’s still a long way to go before the technology is ready for the battlefield.
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A heroic band of Polish mountaineers on Monday decided to launch a second attempt to climb K2 in winter, Michał Leksinski told the SCMP .
The second expedition would take place in the winter of 2019-20, said Leksinski, head of PR for the expedition.
Campaigners have fresh ammunition in the fight against the tide of plastic waste choking the planet. An estimated 12.7 million tonnes of discarded plastic ends up in the world’s oceans annually, and environmental group Greenpeace has singled out Hong Kong as one of the worst black spots.
Kenya’s matatu minibuses are decorated with bright lights and colourful graffiti, inside and out. The word matatu comes from a Swahili term for three.
Agency photographers revisited the abandoned Chernobyl nuclear plant in Ukraine this week, ahead of the 32nd anniversary of the catastrophic nuclear disaster at the site on April 26, 1986.
With a career spanning over four decades, veteran SCMP photographer David Wong has been documenting the history of Hong Kong through pictures. Here is a collection of some of his finest works.
A closer look at the life of Amirah al-Turkistani, a graphic design lecturer at Jeddah International College, reveals a move toward social freedom for Saudi women.
Mayor of Vancouver Gregor Robertson made an official apology to the Chinese community for discrimination between 1886 and 1949, which included denial of the right to vote and own property.
Lucmacha primary school used to have more than 300 students, now there are only three. Every day, these three students have to cross a deep valley to get to and from school.
On the metro in southern China’s Shenzhen, a man scolded three construction workers for taking seats in a train, even describing them as “full of germs”.
Airline passengers often complain economy-class seats don’t have enough leg room. Italian seat manufacturer Aviointeriors says it has a solution: a new seat design that will allow passengers to stretch their legs all they want at no extra cost.
Police say at least 10 people were killed and 15 others injured when a white rental van plowed into pedestrians along a roughly mile-long stretch of pavement in Toronto. The incident took place about 30 km away from a meeting of the Group of Seven foreign ministers of industrialised nations, incl
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May 16, 2016, marks the 50th anniversary of the outbreak of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution.
INTERACTIVE SPECIAL: One of the world's longest bridges is being built in Hong Kong - what does it look like now and how much will it cost?
When completed, the 42km-long Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge will be one of the longest bridges above water in the world, constructed with the mission to speed up integration of cities in the Pearl River Delta. Will it be worth its staggering cost?
Multimedia special: Can the gambling mecca of Macau find its identity and turn around its flagging fortunes?
Sixteen years after its return to China, Macau is a city at the crossroads. In this South China Morning Post multimedia package, Raquel Carvalho delves into its chequered history, charts its meteoric rise and asks what the future holds.
China announced it would abandon the one-child policy. Reuters photographer Carlos Barria shot these intimate portraits of young Chinese people born since the start of the policy in 1979 and captured their raw thoughts on the prospect of having a sibling.
Tree maintenance has come into sharper focus recently following the government’s controversial decision to cut down four giant century-old banyans in August, and the collapse of a number of trees in recent months that have caused injuries. With experts expressing concern over the health and maintenance of trees citywide, the South China Morning Post has put together an interactive guide to the condition of more than 3,000 trees across Hong Kong, based on the latest data contained in a register originally created by the Development Bureau in 2010. Our map contains information on the health of more than 900 trees included in the register along with 2,700 others deemed "failed" or which were removed and not found on the register.