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eDNA: Emerging Technology For Biodiversity Conservation

Conservation researchers in Asia are increasingly using environmental DNA technology. But it needs to be refined for better conservation efforts.

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Owls That Ventured Out In The Sun

Fossil records unearthed in China suggest that a now-extinct owl species hunted during the day rather than at night.

A Taste For Change

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 region’s unique cultural connections to diet.
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Fighting Food Fraud

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.

Powering Through The Pandemic With Supercomputers

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.
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Averting Asia’s Water Crisis

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.

Women Wunderkinds

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.
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A Dino Locked Inside A Bird Skull

A tiny bird skull uncovered in China provides clues to early birds’ jaws sharing similar functions with their dinosaur ancestors than modern birds.
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Ozone Pollution Threatens Asia’s Food Security

Ozone pollution has been linked with about US$63 billion in annual crop production losses, slashing wheat, rice and maize yield in East Asia.
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The Meaty Culprits Behind Air Pollution-Linked Deaths

Shifting to a less meat-intensive diet could reduce air pollution and avoid 75,000 annual premature deaths in China.