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Tracing East Asia’s Ancient Coronavirus Epidemic

Our DNA holds traces of an ancient battle between our cells and a coronavirus, suggesting that an epidemic similar to COVID-19 struck East Asia about 20,000 years ago.

EmTech Asia Announces 2018’s Innovators Under 35

Ten individuals from Singapore, Australia and Taiwan have been selected as finalists for MIT Technology Review’s Innovators Under 35 program.

QUT & Sumitomo Electric To Trial Batteries For Renewable Energy

The joint concentrator photovoltaic project will study large-scale renewable energy generation and storage.

Mammal Diversity Exploded Only After Dinosaurs Went Extinct

Early mammals only began diversifying after the extinction of dinosaurs about 66 million years ago, a new study finds.

Researchers Find Dozens Of Genetic Regions Linked To Migraines

Researchers have discovered that vascular dysfunction, or poor blood vessel function, is a primary mechanism underlying migraine.

Gene Variants That Increase Chance Of Non-Identical Twins Identified

Researchers have identified two DNA variants that raise a mother’s chance of giving birth to non-identical twins to 29 percent.

The Surprising Effects Of Light On Kids

Research suggests that light exposure influences the weight of preschool children—raising questions about how we approach issues like child obesity.

7 Must-Read Stories In November 2015

Plant and fungal biology were among the popular topics in November, with stories on gene editing and the sequencing of the dandruff-causing Malassezia.

Why The Tobacco Plant Gave Up Its Immune System

A mutation in the Rdr1 gene has left Nicotiana benthamiana plants with a weakened immune system but also helped to ensure their survival in harsh climates.

Using Kangaroo Cartilage To Model Human Joints

Tests on kangaroo shoulder joints reveal how shoulder and knee cartilages behave differently, informing the design of joint replacements.