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In China, maggots finish plates, and handle food waste

Thousands of voracious white maggots wiggle frenetically while tearing through trays of leftover meat, vegetables and fruits in an unusual farm in southwestern China. It may not be a pretty sight, but the gluttonous larvae could help China eat away something far uglier: the country's mountain of food waste. The individual larvae ...

/ Aug 10, 2017

Chinese quantum satellite sends 'unbreakable' code

China has sent an "unbreakable" code from a satellite to the Earth, marking the first time space-to-ground quantum key distribution technology has been realized, state media said on Thursday. China launched the world's first quantum satellite last August, to help establish "hack-proof" communications, a development ...

Singapore scientists create probiotic beer

/ Jul 28, 2017

Singapore scientists create probiotic beer

Researchers in Singapore have brewed up a beer containing probiotic bacteria that can improve gut health and boost the immune system. Food researcher Alcine Chan, 23, experimented for almost a year with a recipe of malt, alcohol, hops and a strain of probiotic bacteria until ...

China launches its first X-ray space telescope

/ Jun 15, 2017

China launches its first X-ray space telescope

China successfully launched on Thursday its first X-ray space telescope to study black holes, pulsars and gamma-ray bursts, state media reported. A Long March-4B rocket carried the 2.5-ton telescope into orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gobi Desert at 11 a.m., ...