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Women Wunderkinds

To celebrate this year’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we take a look at eight shining examples of scientific excellence in Asia.

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The Explosive Truth Behind China’s Dynastic Collapses

Sudden climatic shocks caused by volcanic eruptions contributed to the downfall of China's dynasties, especially when combined with pre-existing societal instability.

Hu Hailan Wins 2022 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women In Science Award

For her research on the neurobiology of depression, Professor Hu Hailan was named among the five 2022 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women In Science awardees.

Asian Scientist Magazine’s March 2021 Roundup

Embark on a billion-year scientific odyssey through Asian Scientist Magazine’s top stories from March 2021.

Soft Robot Explores The Deepest Of The Deep

In a landmark achievement in soft robotics, scientists have developed a silicone robot that can navigate the bone-crushing pressures of the Mariana Trench.

WEF 2020 Young Scientists Include Eight From Asia

From neuroscience to satellite research, eight scientists based in Asia were honored as part of the World Economic Forum’s Class of 2020 Young Scientists.

Detecting Two Drugs In A Single Fingermark

Scientists in China have developed biological fluorescent probes that can detect ketamine and amphetamine in a single fingerprint using a one-step test.

How Bird Flu Grows An ‘Eggshell’ That Makes It More Deadly

An eggshell-like mineral layer around the avian flu virus could explain why we are more likely to catch it from birds than from our fellow humans.

Asia’s Universities Inching Their Way Up

While Western countries continue to dominate the world ranking of universities, Asia is becoming increasingly visible.

Flexible Electronics Inspired By Plants

A plant stem has inspired researchers to develop a versatile aerogel that could be used in bendable devices.