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DNA studies shed light on genetic mixing across four continents

The internet and modern genetics have been a pair of high-wattage searchlights slicing through one of the darkest periods of modern human history: more than three centuries of conquest, slave...

29 Mar 2015 - 8:58am
Nitrogen emissions in smog threatens to 'massacre' world's forests: Chinese scientists

Thick smog could kill off most southern China's natural forests within decades and threatens trees around the world unless nations take action, say scientists.

29 Mar 2015 - 8:54am
Nitrogen emissions in smog threatens to 'massacre' world's forests: Chinese scientists

Imagine a wonderful world, a planet on which there was no threat of climate breakdown, no loss of freshwater, no antibiotic resistance, no obesity crisis, no terrorism, no war. 

29 Mar 2015 - 8:54am
Nitrogen emissions in smog threatens to 'massacre' world's forests: Chinese scientists

Scientists at Europe's CERN research centre have had to postpone the imminent relaunch of their refitted Big Bang machine, the Large Hadron Collider, because of a short-circuit in the wiring of...

29 Mar 2015 - 8:54am
Nitrogen emissions in smog threatens to 'massacre' world's forests: Chinese scientists

Scientists who sequenced the entire genomes of 2,636 people in Iceland have produced a trove of information about human genetic variations.

29 Mar 2015 - 8:54am
Rise of the robots: the revolution in naval warfare

The robotic revolution that transformed warfare in the skies will soon extend to the deep sea, with underwater spy "satellites", drone-launching pods on the ocean floor and unmanned ships hunting...

29 Mar 2015 - 8:31am

Players count the bodies in interactive game Helldivers.

28 Mar 2015 - 10:51pm


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Human-like robots may no longer just be the stuff of science fiction, if one sees the fascinating innovations from a Hong Kong-based robotics firm.

26 Mar 2015 - 6:41pm

Hong Kong is rolling out the welcome mat to a new-generation of fearless and innovative entrepreneurs as the city hopes to create a dynamic ecosystem for start-ups, experts said at the South China...

27 Mar 2015 - 4:32am

China's top smartphone maker has unveiled the latest in its line of cut price smart televisions.

24 Mar 2015 - 4:38pm

Facebook is following the lead of Asian competitors WeChat and Line in opening its Messenger service to developers, as well as allowing businesses to use the app to handle customer support queries...

26 Mar 2015 - 10:09am

Researchers working in northeast China have found what could be the world's earliest flower.

According to a paper published in the latest issue of Historical Biology, an international...

26 Mar 2015 - 11:58am

Twitter has launched a new video streaming app called Periscope, just days after reports that it had blocked Meerkat, a rival app

27 Mar 2015 - 11:09am

Facebook has completed its transformation into a one-stop-shop web portal as several major US media organisations are preparing to publish content directly on the social media platform. 

24 Mar 2015 - 4:38pm

Learn the tricks of the trade from drone photographer and videographer Nero Chan, sports photographer Lloyd Belcher and wildlife photographer Martin Williams.

26 Mar 2015 - 4:53pm

More than 40 start-ups spanning entertainment to healthcare graduated from the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation's three flagship incubation programmes yesterday.

25 Mar 2015 - 1:14pm

 Researchers have discovered what could be a “playground” of early hominids nearly two million years ago.

25 Mar 2015 - 11:04am

Investors and funds in Hong Kong are becoming more willing to embrace the risks, and high rewards, of investing in start-ups, an experienced investor told a forum in the city today.

26 Mar 2015 - 7:01pm

A fortune could be saved from going down the drain by extracting gold and precious metals from human excrement, scientists suggest in a new study.

25 Mar 2015 - 3:31am

Hong Kong consumers are reluctant to become early adopters of innovative technologies and would rather wait to assess success overseas, local start-ups said today.

26 Mar 2015 - 7:23pm

With hackers seemingly running rampant online and millions of users compromised, efforts for stronger online identity protection - mainly using biometrics - are gaining momentum.

27 Mar 2015 - 6:01am

Hutchison Whampoa, the flagship conglomerate of billionaire Li Ka-shing, has agreed to buy British mobile network operator O2 for HK$118.29bln (US$15b, £10.25b).

26 Mar 2015 - 1:07am

A massive impact area from a huge meteorite that struck the Earth millions of years ago has been found in central Australia, scientists said.

25 Mar 2015 - 3:52am

Chinese internet giant Tencent and Taiwan's Foxconn Technology, a major Apple supplier, have announced plans to make a smart electric car. 

24 Mar 2015 - 12:23pm

Called the 'Traveller', Kuangchi's giant, one tonne helium balloon will float in near space, 20 to 100 kilometres above the earth where commercial airliners fly but below orbiting satellites.

23 Mar 2015 - 5:56pm

One of the most popular video-sharing websites in China is moving beyond the traditional media business by expanding into small in-car screens.

25 Mar 2015 - 8:03pm

In July 2008, Yasushi Takahashi decided he wanted to ask his girlfriend of eight years to marry him and he was determined to make it "the world's biggest proposal". So he quit his job and went off...

23 Mar 2015 - 9:01am

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