Environment

More than half of Earth's land critically endangered: report

Only five percent of land has not been modified by humans, according to new report.

More than half of Earth's land critically endangered: report

US & Canada

CES 2019: Facial recognition technology brings privacy concerns

A Taiwanese firm's facial recognition system will be used in stores for retailers to identify customers with products.

Space

Mysterious repeating radio bursts baffle physicists

Scientists analysing data say chances bursts are caused by intelligent life are low, but origins remain a mystery.

Mysterious repeating radio bursts baffle physicists

US & Canada

CES 2019: New technologies on show

This year, there's anxiety over tumbling stock prices, and a trade war between the US and China.

Germany

German student admits to data hack that hit Angela Merkel

Suspect says he leaked private data on politicians and others because he was 'annoyed' by some of their statements.

German student admits to data hack that hit Angela Merkel

Science

Criticism after claims ancient Hindus invented stem cell research

Organisers distance themselves from speakers who claimed Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton were wrong.

Criticism after claims ancient Hindus invented stem cell research

Inside Story

Does social media use cause depression?

A new study says teenage girls are more likely to be depressed due to internet than boys.

Business & Economy

China's Huawei punishes employees for iPhone tweet blunder

The Chinese phone maker on New Year's Day wished followers a 'Happy #2019' in a tweet sent 'via Twitter for iPhone'.

China's Huawei punishes employees for iPhone tweet blunder

Science & Technology

Chinese spacecraft first to land on 'dark side' of moon

Chang'e-4 lunar rover successfully touches down on the far side of the moon, becoming the first probe to do so.

Science & Technology

Apple blames weak iPhone China sales as it cuts revenue forecast

Tech giant expects quarterly revenue of $84bn, below analysts' $91.5bn estimate, acknowledging iPhones demand is waning.

Inside Story

Will taxing tech giants work?

Companies like Google and Facebook generate huge revenues, and now they are being made to pay big taxes.

Space

NASA spacecraft sends images of icy object past Pluto

Ultima Thule is an elongated celestial body about 31km long, consisting of two fused-together spheres.

NASA spacecraft sends images of icy object past Pluto

Science & Technology

NASA opens 2019 at tiny, icy world past Pluto

New Horizon flies past frozen relic billions of kilometres from the Earth that could reveal the origins of planets.

NASA rings in new year with farthest spacecraft flyby

Vietnam

The singer raising her voice against Vietnam's new cyber law

Do Nguyen Mai Khoi is among activists opposing controversial law government says will protect against cyber threats.

The singer raising her voice against Vietnam's new cyber law

Europe

Diesel vehicle ban?: Cleaner air pressure in Germany

The EU is threatening to fine the German government for breaching air pollution levels.