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Long before Europeans discovered several well-known inventions, they were used extensively in China for thousands of years. (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

5 Great Chinese Inventions

Did you know that the Chinese first used tear gas almost 2,000 years ago? Did you also know that they were able to fly into the air with the use of kites and land with parachutes? What sounds like science fiction…

In 2014, out of the 229,000 industrial robots sold globally, more than 57,000 were sold to Chinese companies. (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

China May Be Facing an AI Takeover

In 2014, out of the 229,000 industrial robots sold globally, more than 57,000 were sold to Chinese companies. Japanese companies bought the second largest number at 29,300. This makes China the leader when it comes to adopting automation. And in…

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The Decline of Honey Bees and What We Can Do About It

Honey bees are arguably our most important commercially available pollinator. They are responsible for pollinating numerous food plants that make our diets more exciting and nutritious, including many fruits, vegetables,…

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5 Great Chinese Inventions

Did you know that the Chinese first used tear gas almost 2,000 years ago? Did you also know that they were able to fly into the air with the use of…

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Why Doesn’t Leg Hair Grow Like Head Hair?

Luckily, not all of your hair grows as long as the hair on your head does: Eyelashes, pubic hair, leg hair, etc. grow at different rates. They all have their distinct…

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China May Be Facing an AI Takeover

In 2014, out of the 229,000 industrial robots sold globally, more than 57,000 were sold to Chinese companies. Japanese companies bought the second largest number at 29,300. This makes China…

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The History of Silk in Ancient China

Of all Chinese inventions, silk (絲 sī) is perhaps the oldest. Traces of silk fabric have been found among remains from around 1300 B.C. The use of silk in China…

The Overlooked Genius of Sunflowers

Sunflowers are more than just big, beautiful flowers. They also have some very unique characteristics. Sunflowers turn their blossoms toward the sun, but they do this in coordination with the…

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How Do China’s Industries Conceal Their Water Pollution?

Since 2002, the non-profit environmental organization Greenpeace has launched an ongoing investigation into China’s industrial water pollution. Over the years, the investigation has exposed a variety of methods used by various industries…

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5 Surprising Benefits From China’s Choking Smog

China’s choking smog has reached extremely high levels. Schools, highways, and airports are being closed, and people need to stay indoors to avoid breathing the noxious, dark-grey air. Shanghai, among…

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Evolution of the Modern-Day Warehouse

The pressures and sky-high expectations placed on the average distribution center are only expected to intensify in the coming years. A global economy means more persistent competition than ever before.