In the Lab
Chinese consumers' thirst for Starbucks coffee has more to do with their desire for status than their taste for the brand's beverages, researchers have discovered.
Spraying water into the atmosphere from sprinklers atop tall buildings and towers could cut back on air pollution, according to a scientist.
English speakers struggle to name odors whereas speakers of Jahai, a Malay hunter-gatherer language, have an elaborate vocabulary for smells, researchers say.
Japanese researchers have discovered the mechanism of how ketamine acts as an antidepressant: by boosting "feel-good" hormones in the brain region involved in motivation.
Microalgae and aquatic plants can help to decrease radiopollution in the Fukushima area, according to researchers.
Babies understand that people who speak different languages use words differently, according to a study.
Chinese scientists have cultivated a high-yield salt-resistant rice variety that boasts an output of six tons per hectare.
A plant used for centuries as a pain reliever in Chinese medicine has been found effective at alleviating pain, according to researchers.
A project to introduce mosquitoes that could potentially block dengue virus on an island off Vietnam has run into an early hurdle.