Ten predictions for 2017

After a tumultuous 2016, here are 10 predictions for what the next 12 months hold for the world.


The business of bones

TeckKnow investigates the modern-day Indiana Jones behind the booming business of dinosaur bones.


Robots lending a helping hand on Australia's farms

Are robots the cost-saving innovation that will help Australia's farmers stay in business?


Can faux rhino horn help save the species?

As high demand for rhino horn continues to fuel illegal poaching, TechKnow investigates how science is fighting back.

Inside Story

Should social media companies ban certain content?

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft to join hands and filter out content they consider "terrorist propaganda".


Germany blames Russia for 'aggressive cyber espionage'

Moscow targets EU's biggest economy with disinformation campaign and hacking ahead of 2017 election, Germany says.


Apple deflects blame after iPhones catch fire in China

Tech giant says tests show that "external physical damage" caused number of handsets to undergo spontaneous combustion.

United Kingdom

The IP Act: UK's most extreme surveillance law

Snowden's revelations didn't preclude the passing of the most invasive surveillance law in the UK.

by Jim Killock

Science & Technology

Snooping, data leaks and the threat to online privacy

Experts warn expansive new surveillance laws and lax attitudes threaten civil liberties and expose new vulnerabilities.


India unveils the world's largest solar power plant

The country is on schedule to be the world’s third biggest solar market next year.


Can genetically modified mosquitoes eradicate malaria?

We investigate whether GM mosquitoes created in labs can be the new hope in the fight against malaria, Zika and dengue.

Arts & Culture

The young Muslims finding love via an app

For today's young Muslims, traditional methods of finding a life partner are increasingly viewed as inapplicable.

Inside Story

Will China lift its ban on Facebook?

Facebook is reportedly building a censorship tool that will allow it to re-enter the lucrative Chinese market.


Cracking the peanut allergy

TechKnow investigates what's fuelling the spike in food-related allergies and whether science can cook up a cure.


Israel minister under fire for drone gift to Russian PM

The drone gifted to Dmitry Medvedev by Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel is believed to contain confidential US technology.