Latest news on research and breakthroughs by Chinese scientists, as the country ramps up investment in science and innovation as part of its ambitions to become a world-leading power by 2035, and other developments worldwide.
AstraZeneca decision follows Hong Kong labs move by UN vaccine body and Cambridge University.
Earthshot Prize for start-up GRST and its eco-friendly lithium battery technology shows Hong Kong has what it takes to confront environmental challenges.
The 10th anniversary of the massive global infrastructure programme recalls how it is working closely with developing countries to acquire much-needed technical know-how for growth and development.
‘Oppenheimer’ the movie got on my nerves, so I reread a book by Werner Heisenberg to calm down.
Scientists’ work on mRNA technology paved the way for vaccines in the global fight against Covid-19 and raises Hong Kong hopes of becoming a biotech hub.
Supervisor dismissed after investigation which began with student claims of fabricated data and manipulated peer reviews.
Huge breakthrough in electromagnetic spectrum monitoring will leave enemies with ‘nowhere to hide’, scientists claim.
In a warming world where rising ocean temperatures give fuel to a new breed of ultra-strong hurricanes, does a wind scale that maxes out at Category 5 go far enough?
A new location at an old archaeological site has turned up evidence that hominins in the area knew how to play, create and entertain.
A newly developed drone could be used for special forces missions to avoid putting human agents in danger.
Two Tiandu experimental devices will be launched to verify the design of an orbiting relay station for exploration on the far side of the moon.
Scientists have found the main factor leading to a rising number of sandstorms – and it is not Mongolia’s fault.
A Chinese-led clinical trial for a gene therapy to cure congenital deafness has restored the hearing of five out of six test patients.
Experts hail milestone for potential benefits in precision medicine, especially among Han, the largest ethnic group in the world.
According to CASIC, its high-speed flier surpassed previous records using full-scale test line to travel 2km with stable levitation.
The artificial intelligence entity can independently assign tasks and learn autonomously.
Pact signed in 1979 and due soon for extension has stalled over issues that neither Washington nor Beijing faced before, policy expert says.
Capacity to turn everyday outfits into wearable electronics is ‘a leap towards embedding microcomputers into everyday clothing’, experts commenting on study published in Nature say.
The wireless brain-computer interface developed at China’s Tsinghua University allows quadriplegic patient to grab objects with prosthetic hand. And unlike implant from Elon Musk start-up, the Chinese device is not inserted into brain tissue.
Researchers in southern China uncover dramatic new evidence about paleolithic people, turning back the clock on a key moment in prehistory.
SpaceX rival LandSpace says pressure testing went as expected, with no explosion or serious injuries to its employees.
After opening last month, China’s first fully automated port container terminal is already setting records.
A combination of the unique traits of chameleons, glass frogs and bearded dragons could form the material for an invisible cloak.
Scientists have revealed details of the Fujian’s ‘all in one’ mast – technology they say will have a big impact on warfare in the future.
Mathematicians from Germany and Hong Kong say ‘the market is not more likely to be the origin’ when compared to other nearby landmarks, although they do not offer a hypothesis on where the outbreak started.
As a critical yew tree becomes scarce, a Chinese study finds new pathway to rare anticancer compound.
Strontium-based optical clock loses or gains one second every 7 billion years.
Research of a historical map suggests Chinese mariners travelled to Australia and New Zealand in the 1400s.
Renewable capacity is expanding at an unprecedented pace, with China’s solar PV installations last year equal to the world’s total in 2022, according to report.
Over the past few years, a number of high-profile Chinese scientists have left the US as part of a trend of returning scientists that are boosting China in its race for talent
Book poses the possibility that Ming dynasty explorers journeyed as far as Canada in the early 15th century.
A long-term study of Taiwanese workers finds those who mostly sat on the job had significantly higher risk of disease and mortality.
From China and Singapore agreeing to a visa-free travel deal from Lunar New Year to a pet lion cub in a luxury car, here are a few highlights from SCMP’s recent reporting.