Team traces strain of tuberculosis back 30,000 years
Mount Everest shifted southwest due to Nepal earthquake
The world's tallest peak, Mount Everest, moved three centimetres (1.2 inches) to the southwest because of the Nepal earthquake that devastated the country in April, Chinese state media reported Tuesday.
After hacking, government workers warned of potential fraud
An immense hack of millions of government personnel files is being treated as the work of foreign spies who could use the information to fake their way into more-secure computers and plunder U.S. secrets.
New Chinese law reinforces government control of cyberspace (Update)
China's legislature passed sweeping legislation on Wednesday that reinforces government controls over cyberspace, as the nation's leaders try to address what they see as growing threats to Chinese networks and national security.
China's Alibaba launches Internet bank
Chinese e-commerce behemoth Alibaba on Thursday launched an Internet bank aimed at serving small businesses which often struggle to obtain credit from large banks.
US spy chief says China 'leading suspect' in hack
The head of US intelligence said Thursday that China is "the leading suspect" in a massive data breach of Washington's government personnel files, but that an investigation is ongoing.
The Mite and the Rose: Non-threatening new mite species found in Xinjiang, China
Inspired by the discovery of more than 1000 eriophyoid mite species in China so far, Dr. Ji Wei Li and his team collected mites from four different areas across the autonomous region of Xinjiang, China. A ...
Research examines whether policies can curtail the growth of greenhouse gases
Researchers from MIT and Tsinghua University in Beijing are collaborating to bring new insights into how China—now the world's largest emitter of carbon dioxide (CO2)—can reverse the rising trajectory ...
Cisco to invest $10 billion in China
US technology giant Cisco announced Thursday that it will invest more than $10 billion in China in coming years to help the country "innovate and globalise".
US wonders: Why stolen data on federal workers not for sale?
The Obama administration is increasingly confident that China's government, not criminal hackers, was responsible for the extraordinary theft of personal information about as many as 14 million current and ...
Chinese tech firm Qihoo gets $9B buyout offer from CEO (Update)
China's Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd., a provider of Internet security products and popular mobile browser, has received a $9.1 billion offer from a group led by its chief executive to buy out its public shareholders.
OPM official: Agency has history of problems with security
An Office of Personnel Management investigative official said Tuesday the agency entrusted with millions of personnel records has a history of failing to meet basic computer network security requirements.
Cybertheft of personnel info rips hole in espionage defenses
By exposing the names and addresses of foreign relatives, the cybertheft of private information on U.S. security clearance holders by hackers linked to China will complicate the deployment and promotion of ...
Chinese taxi app raising $1.5 billion to battle Uber: report
China's top taxi hailing app backed by tech giants Alibaba and Tencent will raise at least $1.5 billion, Bloomberg News reported on Monday, as the company gears up to take on Uber in the country's expanding transportation ...