Cotton seed that became first plant to come to life on the surface of the moon dies after being exposed to far side’s extreme temperatures.
Shanghai court awards damages for permanent injury to woman who tried to perfect a seated pose.
Last year was hottest on record for ocean temperatures, raising risk of natural disasters and higher sea levels.
Insurance company says decision to pull job offer was made for sake of employees but the worker, one of 90 million in China with virus, may be offered alternative role.
Buoyed by a world first, Chinese scientists are looking to the red planet to push frontiers.
Mission gets real for China and its US, Russian, Swedish, German and Dutch partners as Chang’e 4 sends back first panorama photographs of moon’s mysterious far side.
Chang’e 4 uses its unique position on the ‘quiet’ side of the moon to seek out energy emissions that originated at the time the universe was born.
Researchers have ambitious plans that could pave the way for cleaner, safer and more efficient reactors that could cut reliance on fossil fuels.
Octogenarian military scientists receive top prize for their work on ‘underground Great Wall’ and maritime radar system.
Humankind’s first ‘footprints’ on the far side are captured in photo sent back to Earth as the rover is released to begin mapping the moon’s inner structures and analysing soil and rock samples.
From the myths that inspired the name of the Chang’e landing to the future of space exploration, we take a look at some of the most interesting aspects of this mission.
A study conducted in a part of China where the problem is especially serious suggests that reducing consumption by a quarter could halve death rates.
Long-running annual national science and technology awards focus is on original work that could lead international research
Taishan plant beats French and Finnish projects to completion more than a decade after it started.
But county government denies environment department statement, saying the pair were ‘criticised and educated’ for using the banned heating fuel.
Aviation authorities try to bring drone maker back to earth after his sci fi-inspired creation makes its maiden flight.
Lunar lander and rover spacecraft blasts off on Saturday in a challenging mission to explore moon’s lesser-known far side, which could significantly boost the standing of the Chinese space programme.
The man leading China’s biggest ever mission to Antarctica nearly missed out on going to university due to the Cultural Revolution.
Scientist He Jiankui has all projects suspended as international experts call claims genetically modified children were born ‘deeply disturbing’.
Nobel laureate biologist David Baltimore and David Liu, a co-inventor of the gene-editing technology used in the experiment, agreed that He Jiankui’s experiment was not medically necessary.
Speaking at international conference in Hong Kong, academic says couples who took part in study gave informed consent and hints at second pregnancy.
Science ministry promises to report back on findings after Shenzhen researcher claims world first.
More than 120 researchers sign open letter criticising He Jiankui after he claimed to have been responsible for world’s first gene-edited babies.
Authorities say they were not told about the controversial experiment that researchers claim to have carried out in China. The research – to switch off a HIV-related gene – has not been independently verified.
Officials sacked for negligence as petrochemical company in Fujian province accused of deliberately misleading authorities over extent of contamination
Survey finds salaries are not keeping pace as top institutions focus on returning overseas talent while pressure to publish contributes to workload.
Police detain a 20-year-old suspect, surnamed Yang, in the provincial capital of Kunming
It may sound like science fiction, but the idea has been around for more than a century.
Michael Yu Minhong says he was wrong in remarks about ‘declining moral standards’ caused by ‘depraved’ women, claiming he ‘did not realise both genders play their part for their family and society’.