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. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT en Developing countries need access to cool living spaces Study links meeting several sustainable development goals (SDGs) to affordable living space cooling. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT SDGs ‘failing to create transformational change’ They are often applied to work that was already being done, AAAS hears. Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:49:32 GMT Immune cell interaction prompts new dengue vaccine Reactions observed between two types of immune cells may lead to new dengue vaccine, say researchers. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT Satellites check oil palm expansion in Borneo Satellite data and computational power bring accountability to the expansion of palm oil plantations in Borneo. Thu, 14 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT Parasitic diseases return to China via Belt and Road China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Asia and Africa is facilitating a resurgence of parasitic diseases. Mon, 11 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT Bulk of Himalayan glaciers could vanish by 2100 Paris climate agreement goals won’t stop a third of Himalayan glaciers from vanishing by 2100, says study. Fri, 08 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT Arsenic in groundwater – no silver bullet A review of 31 available technologies to remove arsenic from groundwater says no universal method exists. Wed, 06 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT North-South research partnerships need to be equal Research partnerships tend to be dominated by the priorities and agendas of the global North. Wed, 30 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT Brain-damaging West Nile Virus detected in Pakistan Researchers who detected the West Nile Virus in donor blood samples in Pakistan call for surveillance. Tue, 29 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT Air pollution cuts worker productivity — study A study conducted in China shows that prolonged exposure to air pollution reduces workers’ productivity. Mon, 21 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT The great Indian science circus Indian scientists push back against politicians who bend science for political gain. Fri, 18 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT China’s gene edited babies spark need for global rules The birth of the world’s first gene-edited babies raises scientific, as well as ethical, questions. Wed, 16 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT Indigenous people to have say in UN climate policy Indigenous peoples will, through a new platform, have a say in implementation of UN climate programmes. Tue, 15 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT Açaí fruit can transmit Chagas disease Studies link the spread of Chagas disease to artisanal juice made from açaí berries. Sat, 12 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT Fish protein wafers to ease acute malnutrition in children Wafers made of fish protein could save thousands of severely malnourished Asian children. Mon, 07 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT India to double spending on public health India’s ambitious plan to double spending on public health has been greeted by experts with mixed reactions. Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Malaysian scientist leads cancer research in South-East Asia Cancer scientist Cheong Sok Ching seeks to erase the stigma of cancer through her work in research and innovation. Sat, 29 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Pakistan can meet SDGs by tapping wind, solar energy Pakistan’s massive wind and solar potential can help it meet sustainable development goals. Thu, 27 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT India’s air pollution deadlier than tobacco – study As many as 1.24 million deaths in India were attributable to air pollution in 2017, says study. Sat, 22 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT The scourge of snakebite Centuries-old treatments are in dire need of an update Fri, 21 Dec 2018 16:48:25 GMT