China

Why are countries banning Huawei?

Canada arrested the CFO of Huawei, but the Chinese tech company has been scrutinised for years for security reasons.

Why are countries banning Huawei?

Canada

Canada arrests CFO of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei

Meng Wanzhou is sought for extradition by the United States after reports of violating sanctions on Iran.

Canada arrests CFO of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei

Australia

Australia encrypted data bill passes first hurdle

Legislation seen as a test-case for tech firms, but faces fight in parliament's upper house amid privacy concerns.

Australia encrypted data bill passes first hurdle

Australia

Australian scientists develop '10-minute' cancer test

Researchers report 90 percent accuracy when test is used to identify cancer cells in blood or biopsy tissue.

Australian scientists develop '10-minute' cancer test

Science & Technology

NASA spacecraft reaches ancient asteroid

Robotic explorer Osiris-Rex is expected to go into orbit around diamond-shaped space rock Bennu on December 31.

NASA spacecraft reaches ancient asteroid

Europe

3D printer to be sent to space for human organ trials

Russian company 3D Bioprinting Solutions was the first to successfully transplant a printed thyroid gland into a mouse.

Iran

Iran unveils new domestically made warship

Sahand destroyer can sustain voyages lasting five months without resupply, according to state media.

Iran unveils new domestically made warship

Health

Scientist pauses 'gene-edited baby' trial after outcry

Geneticist He Jiankui says he's 'proud' of his work, as he defends claims of creating world's first gene-edited babies.

Chinese scientist pauses 'gene-edited baby' trial after outcry

Health

China orders probe into first 'gene-edited babies'

Scientists denounce claims by Chinese geneticist as concerns are raised about its safety and ethics.

China orders probe into first 'gene-edited babies'

Science & Technology

NASA's Insight lands on Mars - What's next?

The InSight mission will be the first mission ever to explore the deep insides of the Red Planet.

Space

NASA's Insight Mission: When will it land and why should we care?

InSight Lander is the US space agency's first craft dedicated to peer beneath Mars' surface and study its interior.

NASA's Insight Mission: When will it land and why should we care?

Science & Technology

International Space Station turns 20, story of evolution goes on

Reaching for the stars, the International Space Station celebrates 20 years in orbit.

Argentina

Will Argentina recover lost submarine from 900m depth?

Recuperating the vessel will be extremely challenging given the depth and the kind of seabed upon which it is resting.

Will Argentina recover lost San Juan submarine from 900m depth?

Europe

Scientists redefine the value of a kilogramme

The International General Conference on Weights and Measurements has gathered to vote on redefining a vital calculation.

Facebook

Social media critic Jaron Lanier: Zuckerberg should step aside

Computer scientist calls on Facebook CEO to resign saying 'it would be good for the world'.

Social media critic Jaron Lanier: Zuckerberg should step aside