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Shining Light On Why Beetles Glow

The discovery of a a 99 million year old amber fossil from Myanmar offers insight into how and why beetles began to glow.
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Signs of Supereruptions: The Magma Beneath Toba

By combining geologic dating with computer modeling, scientists have discovered that constant magma build-up fueled Toba’s supereruptions, the largest in Earth’s history.

Asian Scientist Magazine’s June 2021 Roundup

Across Asia, scientists are uncovering the paths walked by ancient animals and looking for new ways to tackle dengue and climate change.

Dragon Man Discovery Rewrites Evolutionary History

The ‘Dragon Man’ skull uncovered by researchers from China could be a new species more closely related to modern humans than Neanderthals.

Ancient Giant Rhinos Found In China

Move over, woolly mammoth! A new species of giant rhino that roamed ancient Asia’s open landscapes could be among the largest land animals that ever lived.

Unearthing The Origins Of Flowering Plants

By scrutinizing collections of extinct plants, researchers have found the missing link between seed-bearing and flowering plants.

Behind China’s Boom In Bitcoin Carbon Emissions

Without stringent regulations, China's Bitcoin mining emissions could surpass the annual emissions of several European countries by 2024.

Crunching The Numbers Of Climate Change

From short-term weather forecasts to decades-long climate simulations, supercomputers are giving scientists a peek into our planet’s future.

Asian Scientist Magazine’s March 2021 Roundup

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