Cat domestication in China was closely related to the birth of agriculture around 8,000 BC, a process similar to that in the Near East and Egypt.
Genetics have revealed what makes wild cucumbers bitter, research that could lead to new treatments for cancer.
5,000 years ago, cats lived alongside farmers in the ancient Chinese village of Quanhucun, according to a new study.
University of Oregon researchers have dated the domestication of the soybean to 5,500 years ago, around the time villages were established in northern China.
Scientists have discovered that the origin of domestication of rice began approximately 8,000 to 9,000 years ago in the Yangtze Valley, China.