Kamal Ihsan Kamaruddin

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China treats its foreign aid like a state secret. New research aims to reveal it.

Since the turn of the century, China has become an unavoidable global provider of foreign assistance, funding everything from opera houses in Algeria to tobacco farms in Zimbabwe.<p>Try to find in-depth data about these projects, however, and you are mostly out of luck. China treats its foreign …

This high-tech shipping container can beam you across the world

I just walked into a shipping container and took a selfie with three strangers in Gaza, all without leaving Australia.<p>It was a thoroughly surreal experience. But it was also an awesome example of how tech has the power to connect people across geographical, political and language barriers.<p>The …

Shipping Containers

This Country is a Haven for Biodiversity

Home to 10 percent of the world's flora and fauna species, this nation is blossoming into the world's next ecotourism hotspot.<p>If Earth’s biodiversity were a country, it could be called Colombia. That’s because this nation of ecological treasures, from snowcapped mountains to jungles to deserts, is …

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Just Gave the Best Leadership Advice in 7 Words

No wonder Amazon's Jeff Bezos tried to poach him.<p>Well, I have to admit one thing today:<p>I underestimated what Satya Nadella could do for Microsoft.<p>When he first became Microsoft's CEO, the tech giant was in a mess.<p>Not only was it losing to its biggest competitors, there was a lot of infighting.<p>But …

Satya Nadella

US missile hits civilians in Kabul after Taliban airport attack

Taliban forces had targeted the plane of the US secretary of defense, who was visiting Afghanistan's president. One US missile malfunctioned in the …

Afghanistan

Russia and US will cooperate to build moon's first space station

Russia and the United States have agreed to cooperate on a Nasa-led programme to build the first lunar space station, part of a long-term project to send humans to Mars.<p>The US space agency said earlier this year that it was exploring a programme called the Deep Space Gateway, a multi-stage project …

Space Exploration

Scientists Documented Sand Cat Kittens in the Wild for the First Time … and They Are Really Adorable (VIDEO)

Hold on to your seats because this video of wild sand cat kitties is <i>too cute</i> to handle!<p>In the early morning hours of 2 a.m. in the Moroccan Sahara, …

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says he voted against Steve Ballmer's $7.6 billion Nokia mistake

Four years later, he hasn't changed his mind.<p>In his new book, "Hit Refresh," Nadella, who replaced Ballmer as Microsoft CEO, says he unsuccessfully tried to dissuade his predecessor from purchasing Nokia.<p>According to the book, Ballmer held an informal poll among his most senior executives: Should …

UK invests £65m into project exploring universe's origin and structure

The UK has entered into its first ever formal scientific research partnership with the United States, with the two countries announcing new joint …