Asia & Pacific News, analysis, multimedia and other resources about science and technology in Asia and the Pacific, including agriculture, environment, health, governance, enterprise, communication, and more. Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT en Lifestyle diseases swamp Asia’s healthcare systems Cardiovascular diseases linked to lifestyle are swamping Asia Pacific’s healthcare systems, says report. Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT A cloud of questions hangs over the promise of tech The wider impacts of technological solutions need careful scrutiny. Wed, 12 Dec 2018 10:19:00 GMT Hope and despair for Paris Accord goals at COP24 COP24 teeters between hope and despair over whether the Paris Accord goals will be met on time. Thu, 06 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Eating for the environment? Current global food systems are negatively impacting climate change, says study presented at nutrition meet. Tue, 04 Dec 2018 01:00:00 GMT UN project aims to nix ships’ most dangerous stowaways Invasive species hitch a ride around the ocean on ships, but there are smart ways to stop it. Tue, 04 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT ‘India’s unapproved drug combinations are risky’ India’s fixed dose formulations against TB and malaria are risky and may lead to drug resistance, says study. Mon, 03 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT ASEAN countries lag on renewable energy While China and India are leaders in renewables, their smaller South-East Asian neighbours are lagging. Fri, 30 Nov 2018 15:00:00 GMT The human face of digital health How can health workers on the front line better use high tech, low tech ‒ or no tech? Anita Makri reports from Bellagio. Fri, 30 Nov 2018 14:25:00 GMT Adolescent girls vulnerable to malnutrition—report The 2018 Global Malnutrition Report says adolescent girls are particularly vulnerable to nutrition issues. Thu, 29 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT High-level UN meet to tackle hunger and obesity FAO and IFPRI backed conference to discuss malnutrition related to hunger as well as obesity and overweight. Wed, 28 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Q&A: ‘There is a silent rejection’ of large health interventions Health solutions co-designed with communities are proving more effective, says Vishwajeet Kumar . Tue, 27 Nov 2018 15:50:16 GMT Big data in the balance Every digital step we take leaves a trace. How to ensure the benefits outweigh the risks? Anita Makri reports from Bellagio. Mon, 26 Nov 2018 14:20:17 GMT More role models needed to inspire women to pursue science Female head of the Philippine microsatellite project wants to serve as a role model to inspire women to pursue STEM. Mon, 19 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT The tech fix that won’t secure food supplies How can small farmers avoid getting ‘locked in’ by technology? Anita Makri reports from Bellagio. Sat, 17 Nov 2018 10:21:55 GMT Gel to shield Indian farmers from pesticide overuse A gel developed by Indian scientists may help protect farmers exposed to poorly regulated pesticide use. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Q&A: Nutrition solutions lie beyond health Nutrition policy needs to target areas where food isn’t the only challenge, says Zulfiqar Bhutta. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Q&A: Science is still biased towards staple crops Farmers rely on information to climate-proof their businesses and diversify their crop. IFAD’s Paul Winters tells SciDev.Net how science can help overcome remaining barriers. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 12:35:35 GMT Renewables edging out coal in South-East Asia By 2029, renewable energy will be cheaper than burning coal in major South-East Asian countries, says study. Mon, 12 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Q&A: ‘Sustainable energy makes people bankable’ Energy provision is about more than keeping the lights on. It can create wealth and make users financially viable, says Skoll-prize winner Harish Hande. Wed, 07 Nov 2018 15:07:29 GMT One simple questionnaire could help spot autism in many countries Most cases of autism go undiagnosed in poor countries, but questionnaires could help spot them – if they account for cultural differences. Tue, 06 Nov 2018 08:47:19 GMT