Unnatural Phenomena: Three Weird Things That Shouldn't Be Happening Right Now...

Plum Turner | Posted 16.10.2017 | UK Style
Plum Turner

As we all know, the world is pretty weird right now - American politics, North Korea, climate change, fast fashion, landfill waste... The list goes on. But here are three important unnatural phenomena that have managed to largely slip under the radar.

Incredibly, Scientists Have Cured An Embryo Of A Life-Threatening Disease By Altering Its DNA

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 28.09.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists have successfully performed ‘chemical surgery’ on the genetic code of an embryo, ridding it of an inherited blood disease. The DNA alt...

Russia And China Now More Reasoned And Measured Than The US, Says Swinson

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 17.09.2017 | UK Politics

Russia and China are now more reliable in an international crisis than the United States under President Donald Trump, Lib Dem deputy leader Jo Swinso...

China Claims To Have Built A Version Of NASA's 'Impossible Engine' That Uses NO Fuel

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK Tech

The USSR-USA space race might be history, but China has confirmed that NASA still has some serious competition as it may have successfully created its...

The Ying And Yang Of Content Moderation In The Age Of Netflix

Ed Pinkney | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Tech
Ed Pinkney

Media producers and regulators need to take a considered approach to how they portray suicide in drama and film. Campaigners can learn from other public health debates such as the portrayal of cigarette smoking.

Joshua Wong, Alex Chow, Nathan Law: Hong Kong's Icons Of Democracy And The Struggle For Freedom

Benedict Rogers | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK
Benedict Rogers

I lived in Hong Kong for the first five years after its handover to China. I know Hong Kong's political prisoners Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Cho...

GM's Tiny Electric Car Costs $5,000 And Has A 100-Mile Range

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Tech

Tesla might have been stealing the headlines with its ‘affordable’ Model 3 but as it turns out General Motors had something rather special hidden ...

China ‘Purifies’ Nation By Banning Justin Bieber

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK

Justin Bieber has apparently been prohibited from performing in China because of his “bad behaviour” amid the country’s efforts to “purify” ...

A Woman Reportedly Tried To Smuggle Over 100 iPhones Into China, It Didn't Go Well

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Tech

It turns out that if you’re trying to smuggle iPhones across a border, and not get caught by customs in the process, then you shouldn’t get too gr...

The Problem With Post-Brexit Trade Deals

Rob Adam | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK Politics
Rob Adam

They say history repeats itself but never in the same way. In 1839, a Chinese scholar-official called Lin Zexu launched a campaign against British opium imports, which had made addicts of between four and twelve million Chinese people. The British responded with barbaric force, sending gunboats up the Yellow and Yangtze rivers and - at gunpoint - forcing "free" trade on the country.

Scientists Have Successfully Teleported An Object From Earth To Space

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK Tech

In what is a world first, scientists have managed to teleport an object from Earth to orbit using a process called quantum entanglement. The team, fro...

Stunning Drone Footage Reveals Milan's Vertical Forest Skyscrapers

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Tech

Nestled in the heart of Milan is one of the most stunning apartment blocks we think we’ve ever seen. The Bosco Verticale is one of the world’s fir...

Students In China Will Spend The Next 200 Days Living In Isolation On An 'Alien Planet'

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Tech

If you suffer with cabin fever when you don’t leave the house for a day, then you’ll sympathise with a group Chinese students who have been locked...

11 Things You Must Know Before You Visit China

Viola Helen | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Viola Helen

Last summer, several friends of mine headed out to China to teach English and, since I had just spent the past four months living there, I was their point of call. One thing I forgot to mention was squat toilets.

China Has Built A Massive Solar Farm In The Shape Of A Cute Panda

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Tech

If governments are worried that there isn’t enough public enthusiasm for investment in renewable energy, then may we suggest turning solar plants in...

China's Presence In Africa - Growth And Modernisation

Jessica Anuna | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK
Jessica Anuna

Africa is growing 7-10 times faster than any other continent in the world and with that comes an increased need for foreign investment. China is Africa's biggest single trading partner and is now the largest lending country to infrastructure projects on the continent. In 2015, Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged $60 billion in loans and aid to Africa and as of September 2016, Chinese companies have invested $56 billion into construction and infrastructure projects alone around the continent.

China Is Building A 'Forest City' And It Looks Absolutely Incredible

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Tech

Plans for a green ‘forest city’ that will help to fight pollution are about to become a reality as construction begins on an innovative new projec...

A Former Governor, A Beauty Queen And The Daughter Of A Kidnapped Bookseller Go To Parliament: One Year On, China's Human Rights Darkness Is Darker Still

Benedict Rogers | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK
Benedict Rogers

We do not underestimate the importance of a relationship with China - economically and strategically, especially in the context of Brexit. Our argument is not that we should not engage with China. It is that in our engagement, we should not sacrifice our values, but put them centre-stage. I hope, a year after its publication, the current government will study our report seriously, implement its recommendations and listen to the voices of people like Lord Patten in shaping its China policy.

China Passenger Throws Coins Into Plane Engine 'For Good Luck'

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK

A passenger on a Chinese flight threw coins into a plane engine in an apparent attempt to bring about good luck. The 80-year-old passenger reportedly ...

Why Being 30 And Single Can Still Be A Source Of Anxiety For Women

Jen Barton | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Style

Hitting your thirties can be one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life. For starters, it’s when women reach their sexual peak (officially, ...

The Cool Innovations Improving Urban Air Quality

Phillip Othen | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Tech

The war against air pollution will be won or lost in the world’s cities. As greater numbers of people move to urban areas, it’s clear that unless ...

Plane Declares A Mid-Air Emergency As Gaping Hole Appears In Engine

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK

A China Eastern flight bound for Shanghai was forced to declare a mid-air emergency and turn back to Sydney after a gaping hole appeared in one of its...

China Has Just Finished The World's Largest Floating Solar Project

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Tech

China has recently finished work on something pretty extraordinary: A huge solar array that floats on the surface of a lake. It is the largest floatin...

Undercover Activists Probing 'Human Rights Abuses' In Ivanka Trump Shoe Factories Disappear

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK

Two undercover activists investigating alleged human rights abuses at a Chinese factory that makes Ivanka Trump shoes have disappeared and a third has...

This Chinese Courier Company Employ An Actual Robot Army

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Tech

When the robots do eventually take over, remember this moment. While we know that Amazon and other large companies like Ocado already employ robots, t...