From exploring new galaxies to addressing humanity’s greatest challenges, the diverse honorees listed on the Asian Scientist 100 (2022 edition) represent the best and brightest minds in Asian S...
At the forefront of gene sequencing technology, MGI is transforming the healthcare ecosystem.
Conservation researchers in Asia are increasingly using environmental DNA technology. But it needs to be refined for better conservation efforts.
Fossil records unearthed in China suggest that a now-extinct owl species hunted during the day rather than at night.
Asia boasts some of the world’s best dishes, but its relationship with food goes beyond taste. Here’s how researchers are building a healthy and sustainable food future, while preserving the ...
To intercept future food scandals in Asia and the world, innovations like blockchain and artificial intelligence could prevent fraud and reduce anxiety about what’s really on our plates.
By performing trillions of calculations per second, supercomputers are accelerating COVID-19 diagnosis and the development of test kits and vaccines to help scientists combat the pandemic.
Through high-speed, high-resolution exascale computing, researchers and citizen scientists are tackling water stress across Asia by discovering better ways to treat water and monitor its flow.
To celebrate this year’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we take a look at eight shining examples of scientific excellence in Asia.
A tiny bird skull uncovered in China provides clues to early birds’ jaws sharing similar functions with their dinosaur ancestors than modern birds.
Ozone pollution has been linked with about US$63 billion in annual crop production losses, slashing wheat, rice and maize yield in East Asia.
Shifting to a less meat-intensive diet could reduce air pollution and avoid 75,000 annual premature deaths in China.
Here are 10 of Asian Scientist Magazine’s top stories in 2021, highlighting scientific advances in diverse domains from COVID-19 to climate change.
Climate warming induces different responses in plant growth patterns above and below ground, potentially disrupting ecosystem stability.
Research from China demonstrates that a flavonoid extracted from grape seeds increases the lifespan of old mice by killing cells that promote aging.
A new machine learning-powered method is speeding up how scientists study microalgal cell factories and their carbon cycling functions.
Genomic analysis of the Tarim Basin mummies has revealed their origins as a local group in China's Xinjiang region, rather than a migratory population.
Sudden climatic shocks caused by volcanic eruptions contributed to the downfall of China's dynasties, especially when combined with pre-existing societal instability.
The discovery of a a 99 million year old amber fossil from Myanmar offers insight into how and why beetles began to glow.
By combining geologic dating with computer modeling, scientists have discovered that constant magma build-up fueled Toba’s supereruptions, the largest in Earth’s history.
Afternoon napping is linked to better mental agility, locational awareness, verbal fluency and working memory, according to researchers from China.
By combining graphene oxide with upconversion nanoparticles, researchers have found a way to store large amounts of data on an optical disk.
For her research on the neurobiology of depression, Professor Hu Hailan was named among the five 2022 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women In Science awardees.
China leads the world in quantum key distribution (QKD) technology, which promises to lay the foundations for an ‘unhackable’ quantum internet.
Precision medicine could reveal the secrets of Asia’s collective DNA without carrying the risks of consumer genetic testing. Here’s how.
From providing solutions for data security issues to air pollution, Asia is leveraging quantum technology across all domains.
There’s no need to look far into the future—quantum technologies are already bringing exciting solutions to Asia, in diverse areas such as communications and biomedicine.
As forest clearance shifted to elevated areas in Southeast Asia, stockpiles of carbon have been lost at an accelerated pace in recent years.
After four consecutive years of recording zero local cases, China is officially malaria-free—thanks to an innovative rapid reporting and response model.
Our DNA holds traces of an ancient battle between our cells and a coronavirus, suggesting that an epidemic similar to COVID-19 struck East Asia about 20,000 years ago.