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How Orchid Flower Petals Get Their Shape

A molecular tug-of-war between two protein complexes gives rise to the amazing diversity of petal shapes in orchids, scientists say.

Orb-Web Spiders Masquerade As Bird Poo

Scientists have shown that disrupting the orb-web spider's bird dropping masquerade makes them four times more likely to be attacked by predatory wasps.

Fast Growing Bornean Trees Important For Carbon Cycling

Rainforests in Borneo produce 50 percent more wood biomass than comparable forests in the Amazon, scientists say.

Antiviral Therapy For Hep C Improved Diabetes Outcomes

Research from Taiwan has shown that antiviral therapy for hepatitis C virus improved kidney and cardiovascular outcomes for patients with diabetes.

Fossilized Dinosaur Embryo Bonebed Opens Window Into Jurassic Period

Researchers have excavated and analyzed over 200 bones from a fossilized dinosaur bonebed in China, representing dinosaurs at different stages of embryonic development.

“Plant” Solar Cells Have Chlorophyll-Like Compound To Capture Sunlight

Inspired by nature’s successful strategy, researchers have used materials similar to chlorophyll in leaves to develop low-cost and high-efficiency solar cells for the next generation of clean energy technologies.

Academia Sinica’s Dr. Li-Huei Tsai Elected To The US Institute Of Medicine

Dr. Li-Huei Tsai of Taiwan's Academia Sinica has been elected a member of the US Institute of Medicine.

Asian Scientist Magazine Interviews MIT Picower Director, Dr. Li-Huei Tsai

Prof. Li-Huei Tsai, Director of the Picower Institute of Memory and Learning, shares with us her journey as a scientist.