Opinion

Digital colonialism is threatening the Global South

It's time to talk about Silicon Valley as an imperial force and what has to be done to resist its power.

Michael Kwet

by Michael Kwet

Michael Kwet

Asia Pacific

How the Chinese government restricts the use of the internet

Government controls are becoming increasingly sophisticated, using new technologies such as facial recognition to monitor and control information online.

Ethiopia

More questions for Boeing after second crash in months

Aerospace giant's state-of-the-art control system has been implicated in two fatal crashes merely months apart.

Control system under scrutiny after Ethiopian Airlines crash

Inside Story

Is enough being done to stop misinformation online?

Social media firms are under pressure to halt the spread of fake content on their platforms.

Science & Technology

SpaceX Dragon capsule ends test flight with ocean splashdown

Unmanned capsule designed to take humans into space returns to Earth, completing landmark mission for Elon Musk's firm.

SpaceX Dragon capsule ends test flight with ocean splashdown

Asia Pacific

Five years since MH370 disappeared, work for improved tracking

US engineers hope a network of satellites in space could be the answer.

Counting the Cost

Car industry: What's the real cost of going electric?

Under pressure from trade tariffs, new CO2 rules and even Brexit, carmakers around the world are electrifying.

Science & Technology

'Doing it all': Indonesian women's double burden

Debate over the gender pay gap seems almost peripheral in a country where tradition forces women to keep house and work.

'Doing it all': Indonesian women's double burden

Inside Story

Why is Huawei so controversial?

The Chinese tech giant is suing the US government for banning Huawei products.

Inside Story

Are we close to commercial space travel?

The first commercial capsule capable of carrying humans has docked with the International Space Station.

Space

SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule successfully docks with ISS

If the six-day demo goes well, SpaceX could launch two astronauts this summer under NASA's commercial crew programme.

United States

SpaceX tests new astronaut capsule in space

The capsule is unmanned for this flight, but SpaceX owner Elon Musk says it will not be long before commercial customers will be able to travel into space.

United States

SpaceX and NASA launch Crew Dragon demo capsule

If successful, the dummy run of SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule will clear the way for manned tests.

SpaceX and NASA launch Crew Dragon demo capsule

Asia Pacific

Japanese asteroid hunter touches down

The Hayabusa2's target - the asteroid named Ryugu - is thought to be as old as the solar system itself.

Japan

Probe lands on asteroid 280 million kilometres away

The spacecraft is on a mission to collect material that could provide clues to the origin of life and the solar system.

Japan probe Hayabusa2 touches down on Ryugu asteroid