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A Search For The Invisible East

The unique nature and complexity of East Asia’s religions merits the adoption of a new concept—the Global East, said scholars at the inaugural East Asian Society for the Scientific Study of Religion conference.

DNA Test Predicts Adverse Reactions In East Asians

Scientists in Japan have developed a DNA screen that could help East Asian patients avoid severe reactions to medications used in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, leukemia and rheumatic disease.

Ten East Asian Scientists Recognized By Nature

Nature has identified ten outstanding scientists working in East Asia for a special feature on science in the region.

East Asian Dust Storms Linked To Algal Blooms

Dust storms like the one that hit China in 2010 dump iron into the oceans, sparking massive algal blooms.

Greenhouse Gases Are Sizzling Up Northeast Asia

Increases in hot temperature extremes in Northeast Asia will probably continue for the next few decades, a study predicts.

Air Pollution In East Asia Driven By Western Consumption: Study

Air pollution in East Asia is heavily influenced by consumption in the developed countries of Western Europe and North America, according to a study.

Why Are Asians So Good At Maths And Science?

Asian universities are constantly coming up tops in international rankings. Is there a science to why Asian students excel academically?

How ‘Asian Flush’ Mutation Affects The Heart

Having a mutated copy of ALDH2 could be more serious than simply turning red when you drink, it could also increase your risk of heart disease.

Steady Progress For Asian Universities In 2014 THE Rankings

US and UK universities still dominate the top 10 of the Times Higher Education rankings, but Asian institutions continue to make significant gains.

Sticking To Traditional Diet Helps American Asians Beat Diabetes

Asian Americans are at a greater risk of diabetes than their Caucasian counterparts but they can counteract it by staying on a traditional Asian diet.