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Business & Economy

Apple becomes first trillion-dollar company

The publicly listed US company crowned a decade-long rise fuelled by its ubiquitous iPhone.

Apple becomes first trillion-dollar company

United Kingdom

Fake news threatens the future of UK democracy: report

Parliamentary committee calls on government to tighten laws on tech companies and clean up 'wild west' social media.

Fake news threatens the future of UK democracy: report

US & Canada

NASA turns 60: The space race continues

Space exploration has always been a matter of geopolitical prestige for the United States ever since President Dwight D Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act on July 29, 1958.

Latin America

Brazil's vision to export technological innovations to the world

As the world becomes less homogeneous and less Western, the BRICS countries are seeking to strengthen their alliance and Brazil believes it can contribute its talents in technology and innovation.

Science & Technology

Underground lake with liquid salt water found on Mars

Finding liquid water on the red planet is seen as one of the most important aspects for life on Mars.

Middle East

UK marks 40 years since birth of world's first IVF baby

Louise Brown was conceived in a British laboratory in November 1977, after Robert Edwards, Patrick Steptoe and Jean Purdy spent nearly a decade trying to fertilise a human egg outside the body.

Counting the Cost

Printing homes: How 3D-printed houses could change the world

A look at lesser known uses of 3D printing and how it could provide a low-cost solution to homelessness and rebuilding.

Privacy & Surveillance

Medical data of 1.5 million Singaporeans, including PM, stolen

Cyber attackers steal information from the database of SingHealth, the country's largest group of healthcare providers.

Medical data of 1.5 million Singaporeans, including PM, stolen

Science & Technology

Tech leaders call for autonomous weapons ban

More than 2,400 technology professionals and 150 companies warn killer robots could be 'dangerously destabilising'.

Tech leaders call for autonomous weapons ban

Food

Lab-grown meat could be in restaurants by 2021

Aim is to achieve industrial-scale production two-three years later with a typical hamburger patty costing about $1.

Lab-grown meat could be in restaurants by 2021

Science & Technology

Astronomers find 10 new moons around Jupiter, including 'oddball'

Scientists discovered 10 new moons orbiting Jupiter, the planet now has more moons than any other planet.

Astronomers find 10 new moons around Jupiter, including 'oddball'

Privacy & Surveillance

US, EU, China 'entrench' authoritarianism with spying tech export

Security aid provided by world powers is regularly provided to countries with poor human rights records.

US, EU, China 'entrench' authoritarianism with spying tech export

Counting the Cost

Innovating our way to a better life

A look at the leaders in global innovation and how gaps in economic and technological capacity is creating inequality.

Africa

S Africa launches world's biggest super radio telescope

The SKA will become operational by 2030 and explore exploding stars, black holes and traces of the universe's origins.

South Africa launches powerful new telescope

World Cup 2018

Data, not luck, deciding the fate of penalty shoot-outs

Teams are now talking science instead of luck or fate when discussing penalty shootouts.

The science wars behind football's penalty shoot-outs