What happens when your power lines get all kinds of garbage hanging from them and it isn't safe to send up a human? In Xiangyang, China, you send in the drones. Specifically, the drones that shoot fire.
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The agricultural industry has long been considered an enemy of humanity when it comes to recklessly pumping antibiotics into animals. In further evidence that this practice is fuelling a public health crisis, a new study has found a disconcerting trend at Chinese farms: Flies are spreading the gene that gives bacteria resistance to our strongest antibiotics, and it's showing up in hospitalised humans.
Gene editing research is moving quickly in China — researchers there have already edited human embryos, after all. But a team of scientists now have their sights set on the food supply. Ladies, gentlemen and so on, meet the first crop of tuberculosis resistant, genetically moo-dified cows.
No matter what US President-elect Donald Trump might say, taking iPhone manufacturing to the US is probably never going to happen. We've covered the reasons why making an iPhone in the US doesn't make sense before, but a new report from The New York Times highlights a new factor: Huge incentives and concessions made by the Chinese government.