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US intel warns China could dominate AI, gain military edge
Beijing’s ambitions in advanced technologies could give it an upper hand in vital US sectors, US intel warned Friday.
22 Oct 2021
S Korea joins space race with launch of first homegrown rocket
The three-stage NURI, which has been in development for 10 years, lifts off from Goheung site.
21 Oct 2021
China launches astronaut crew on six-month space station mission
The mission plans to set a new record for the time spent in space by Chinese astronauts.
15 Oct 2021
7,000-year-old Indonesian woman reshapes views on early humans
Research on remains provides first clue on the mixing between early humans in Indonesia and Siberia.
6 Oct 2021
From: Inside Story
Has Facebook become too powerful?
Global outage is the company’s latest headache, as whistleblower accuses it of putting profits above safety and privacy.
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5 Oct 2021
Trio win Nobel Prize in physics for climate discoveries
Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann and Giorgio Parisi share prize for climate models, understanding of physical systems.
5 Oct 2021
Two US scientists win Nobel Prize in Medicine
David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian won for their discoveries on nerve sensors for temperature and touch.
4 Oct 2021
Can Turkey mint enough STEM kids to become a global tech player?
Turkey has upped its STEM education game, but experts say more needs to be done.
29 Sep 2021
Quad leaders press for ‘free’ Indo-Pacific amid China tensions
Leaders of US, Japan, India and Australia also agree to cooperate on COVID jabs, clean energy and space during summit.
24 Sep 2021
Oldest human footprints in North America found in New Mexico
Fossilised footprints dating 23,000 years push back known date the continent was colonised by thousands of years.
24 Sep 2021
UN chief Guterres: ‘We are on the edge of an abyss’
The UN’s chief painted a grim picture of a divided and polarised world and urged solidarity among nations.
21 Sep 2021
THE WEEK IN NUMBERS
Evergrande, Instagram’s harm to teen girls, and India’s K-craze
We gather the numbers to know from the week’s biggest economic news stories so you can impress your friends.
17 Sep 2021
In Pictures: SpaceX launches amateur crew on Earth-circling trip
First private SpaceX flight reaches orbit with two contest winners, a healthcare worker and their rich sponsor on board.
16 Sep 2021
‘We make body image issues worse for one in three teen girls’
Documents seen by The Wall Street Journal show that Facebook knows Instagram is toxic for young girls.
14 Sep 2021
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