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Bejing. Bird flu is transmitted in various ways and the process needs to be studied in depth. Sojourner in a Strange Land/Flicker

Bird flu: are viruses still in the air?

A scientific question fascinates experts : under which conditions can bird flu virus be transmitted to humans by aerial particles, and what will be the consequences for those who aren’t immune?
The Australian National University has been working with intelligence agencies to minimise the impact of a cyber attack on its systems. Mark爱生活/Flickr

How Australian universities can get better at cyber security

Universities are uniquely placed to ensure that those who manage security of networks and data work closely with those who research and study the same problem.
CEO Tim Cook built Apple’s vast supply chain, which stretches from China to Europe. Reuters/John Gress

We estimate China only makes $8.46 from an iPhone – and that’s why Trump’s trade war is futile

The president launched a trade war largely on the premise of a massive trade deficit with China. A closer look at the iPhone shows why he's wrong.
A 1792 painting by artist James Gillray portrays the Macartney Embassy mission to China, when the British ambassador was rebuffed by the emperor after offering western goods. There are parallels in Chinese history to Donald Trump’s isolationism. British Museum/1868,0808.6228

Lessons in Chinese history as America shuts off from the world

China turned inward during the Industrial Revolution after being a economic powerhouse for thousands of years. There are lessons about the dangers of Donald Trump's isolationism in Chinese history.
China’s professional men’s soccer team did not qualify for the 2018 World Cup. Ibrahem Alomari/Reuters

China cannot spend its way to soccer greatness

China want to win the World Cup by 2050. This year, its team didn't even qualify for the tournament. China has money, power and a dream – but that doesn't add up to soccer brilliance.

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