7 Must-Read Stories In August 2016

From homosexual termites to self-driving cabs, these are the stories that grabbed your attention in August.

AsianScientist (Sep. 6, 2016) – Just in case you missed any of them, here are seven must-read stories published on Asian Scientist Magazine in August 2016.

  1. Twelve Researchers Recognized At Philippines Promising Star Awards 2016
    Twelve Philippines-based researchers were recognized for their world-class contributions spanning nine research fields.
  2. Asia’s Rising Scientists: Vidita Vaidya
    Neuroscientist Vidita Vaidya is most interested in learning how stress in its many forms affects the brain and how it functions.
  3. IBM’s Watson Detected Rare Leukemia In Just 10 Minutes
    The supercomputer swiftly cross-referenced a patient’s genetic data to make a diagnosis that would have taken a human doctor weeks.
  4. Self-Driving Cabs Hit Singapore Streets
    Select members of the public will be invited to hop onto a nuTonomy self-driving car within the one-north business district.
  5. So Cute! Baby Monkeys Reveal The Significance of Smiles
    The spontaneous smiles of sleeping baby macaques reveal the evolutionary origin of smiles and laughter, a new study shows.
  6. Homosexual Termites May Have Evolutionary Edge: Study
    Male-male pairings of termites is a strategy for survival, and not due to the mis-recognition of males as females, a study finds.
  7. Science Communications 101 With Asian Scientist’s Editor-In-Chief
    There are many benefits of communicating science to the public, according to Juliana Chan, editor-in-chief of Asian Scientist Magazine.

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