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It's rare that one issue dominates the blogosphere among the many tech executives who like to tweet about their companies on their microblog accounts. But the past week saw one such debate occur...

1 Sep 2014 - 2:44pm

Tim Berners-Lee, the man who invented the World Wide Web nearly 24 years ago, believes the internet should maximise the sharing, perhaps caring, and certainly egalitarian principles realised by...

31 Aug 2014 - 1:22am

Until very recently, it seemed the overall picture of genetics was well known. DNA molecules encoded for a host of attributes that created organisms like you and me, and we essentially served as...

31 Aug 2014 - 1:22am

The 'sheepdog mystery' that has niggled mathematical minds for years has been solved. The puzzle is how a single dog manages to get so many selfish sheep to move so efficiently in the same...

31 Aug 2014 - 4:01am

Japan's science ministry plans to next year set up a section to support institutions in preventing research misconduct as seen in the so-called STAP cell study.

31 Aug 2014 - 1:22am

A judge lifted a suspension on her order directing Microsoft Corp to turn over a customer's emails stored overseas to US prosecutors, but the software company said it would not release any emails...

31 Aug 2014 - 6:02am

The world could be just two years away from the first serious showdown between a robot and a top-flight ping-pong player with a mainland breakthrough in high-speed vision in robots.

31 Aug 2014 - 4:49am


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The CEO of maverick smartphone maker Smartisan, Luo Yonghao, faced off with the founder of start-up Zealer, Wang Ziru, in an unprecedented online live debate on Wednesday evening.

29 Aug 2014 - 4:12pm

Part of the showroom is given over to a darkened studio, in which stands a Mini Cooper S Cabrio. Around the walls is a rainbow of neon tubes teamed with an array of mirrors and speakers that all...

28 Aug 2014 - 2:43pm

Rampant burning of rubbish is throwing more pollution and toxic particles into the air than governments are reporting, according to a scientific study estimating more than 40 per cent of the world...

28 Aug 2014 - 12:03pm

Instant noodles carry a broke-college-student aura in North America, but they are an essential, even passionate, part of life for many in South Korea, Hong Kong and across East Asia.

24 Aug 2014 - 12:14pm

There are two ways in which a book can affect you. Either you read it, or you read reviews of it. I suspect many of us encounter more books through the second route than the first. This can be a...

24 Aug 2014 - 3:30am

A new app being developed by GM China would allow users to text drivers of other cars by snapping photos of their licence plates.

24 Aug 2014 - 3:30am

Magpies, black and white birds which for generations have been known as jewellery thieves, are in fact wary of shiny objects, a myth-busting study has claimed.

24 Aug 2014 - 3:30am

Iran's conservative-dominated parliament has voted to sack the science minister for wanting to recruit people accused of involvement in the 2009 protest movement.

24 Aug 2014 - 3:30am

China has moved a step closer to creating a supersonic submarine that could travel from Shanghai to San Francisco in less than two hours.

24 Aug 2014 - 5:22am

A mother was shocked last week when she checked a surveillance camera set up in her home to watch her toddler and domestic helper - and discovered a live feed from a stranger's living room.

24 Aug 2014 - 9:40am

Language processing software is set to do away with the need for computer keyboards, writes Jamie Carter.

22 Aug 2014 - 1:32am

London's escalating love affair with giddying views will reach a new height this year. Starting in November, up to 6,000 workers will move their swivel chairs and espresso machines into the...

22 Aug 2014 - 1:44am

Local portal House News closed in July, citing political persecution. But others have taken up the challenge of independent news gathering.

19 Aug 2014 - 12:49pm

Actor who hanged himself had the traits: white, middle-aged male in late stages of career, a depressed substance abuser who sought treatment.

17 Aug 2014 - 1:14am

Scarlett Johansson's character of Lucy, in the eponymous hit film now showing in Hong Kong cinemas, has such a highly functioning brain that she develops telepathy and telekinesis.

17 Aug 2014 - 2:52am

With a bend of the knees and a hiss of compressed air being pumped into his "muscles", Hiroshi Kobayashi lifts two 10kg sacks of rice with as much ease as if they were regular-size bags of sugar...

17 Aug 2014 - 1:14am

Running more than 6km a day could be dangerous to your health, according to a study that examined how much exercise is too much.

17 Aug 2014 - 1:14am

Antarctica's only native insect, a minuscule midge, may rely on a no-frills genome to survive being frozen, dehydrated and blasted with radiation in an ultra-tough environment, scientists say.

17 Aug 2014 - 1:14am

US computing giant Intel has announced that it is joining an effort to battle Parkinson's disease with new big data and wearable technologies to improve research and treatment.

17 Aug 2014 - 1:14am

Dedicated e-readers are slowly giving way to tablets and big-screen phones. But the freedom from distraction these devices provide will be missed.

15 Aug 2014 - 12:23am


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