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Human Activities Are Changing Forest Structure
Research from China shows that increasing anthropogenic activities are altering the density of forests in protected areas and intact forest landscapes globally.
High-Protein Diets Could Help Prevent Post-Diet Weight Regain
Researchers have discovered eating a high-protein diet after a restrictive diet could help prevent weight regain by supressing the presence of gut bacteria responsible for fat absorption.
Shallow Waters, Deep Troubles
Researchers have found that shallow lakes may not only be more sensitive to human-caused nutrient pollution, but harder to restore compared to their deeper cousins.
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 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.
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.
Asian Scientist Magazine’s 2021 Roundup
Here are 10 of Asian Scientist Magazine’s top stories in 2021, highlighting scientific advances in diverse domains from COVID-19 to climate change.
Pretty Grape: How Grape Seed Extract Makes Mice Live Longer
Research from China demonstrates that a flavonoid extracted from grape seeds increases the lifespan of old mice by killing cells that promote aging.
Mining Microalgae To Reduce Carbon Emissions
A new machine learning-powered method is speeding up how scientists study microalgal cell factories and their carbon cycling functions.
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.