Digging Up The Genetic Origins Of Inner Asia’s Mummies

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.

Sowing The Seeds Of Language

Interdisciplinary research suggests the Transeurasian language family was started and spread by a group of early farmers in China around 9,000 years ago.
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Philippines’ Indigenous Ayta Carry Most Denisovan Ancestry

The Ayta Magbukon people have the highest levels of DNA from Denisovans globally, revealed genetic evidence from 118 Philippine ethnic groups.

Asian Scientist Magazine’s March 2021 Roundup

Embark on a billion-year scientific odyssey through Asian Scientist Magazine’s top stories from March 2021.

Mapping Ancient Migration In The Philippines

The Philippines' largest-ever DNA mapping study has revealed that climate change spurred at least five waves of migration to the country over 50,000 years.

Fossils Of Ancient Human Species Unearthed In The Philippines

Homo luzonensis lived between 50,000 to 67,000 years ago, says an international team of scientists who uncovered the fossils in the Callao Cave of Northern Philippines.

The Use Of ‘Pumpkin Spice’ Goes Back 3,500 Years

Archeologists have traced the use of nutmeg as a spice back 3,500 years to the Banda Islands in Indonesia.

It’s All Monkey Business For Andie

Asian Scientist Magazine had a chat with Dr. Andie Ang, who was recently appointed president of the Jane Goodall Institute (Singapore), on her upcoming projects in primate conservation.

Harvesting Valuable Metals From E-Waste Makes Financial Sense

Scientists in China have demonstrated that recycling valuable metals from electronic waste is cheaper than the mining of ores.

New Language Found In Southeast Asia (VIDEO)

Researchers have discovered a new language spoken by about 280 people in a small village in northern peninsula Malaysia.