World’s 25 Most Endangered Primates Revealed In IUCN Report

The world’s 25 most endangered primates have been revealed in a new report released on Monday at the UN’s Convention on Biological Diversity COP11.

Study: Oil Palm Plantations Wiping Out Tropical Forests In Borneo

Expanding production of palm oil in Indonesia is driving rainforest destruction and massive carbon dioxide emissions, according to a new study.

IUCN Scientists Release List Of World’s 100 Most Threatened Species

For the first time ever, scientists from the IUCN Species Survival Commission have identified 100 of the most threatened animals, plants, and fungi on the planet.

Asia-Pacific To Boost Integration Of Education, Science

Representatives of the APEC economies have agreed to establish closer ties between universities and research centers to promote innovation and economic development in the region.

East Asia Expected To Be Polio Free By 2014: WHO

East Asia is set to be free from polio disease by early 2014, said Dr. Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organization, on Thursday.

Asia ‘Will Be Hit Hard By Drought In 2020s’

Asia's wheat and maize production will be severely affected by climate change as early as the 2020s - with potentially devastating impacts on food security, a report warns.

Smoking In Asia: A Looming Health Epidemic

In the wake of Australia’s landmark ban on cigarette package advertising, Asian Scientist Magazine casts an eye over smoking in Asia.

Sleepless In South Asia

A new study reports a global ‘sleeplessness epidemic’ affecting an estimated 150 million people across the developing world.

Simple Hygiene Skills Could Reduce Child Deaths In Indonesia

Poor knowledge of basic healthcare and lack of sanitation are contributing to the high number of deaths among children under the age of five in Indonesia, according to UN statistics.