China
Academics Protest China’s Censorship Requests
Academics Protest China’s Censorship Requests
Shawna Williams | Feb 20, 2018
Scholars have formed a peer-review boycott to encourage journals to take a firm stance against requests to cull sensitive articles.
Monkeys Cloned by Dolly-the-Sheep Technology
Monkeys Cloned by Dolly-the-Sheep Technology
Catherine Offord | Jan 25, 2018
The approach, which has never before been successfully attempted in primates, could lead to improved animal models for human biology and disease.
Hundreds of Pterosaur Eggs Discovered in China
Hundreds of Pterosaur Eggs Discovered in China
Kerry Grens | Nov 30, 2017
The fossil booty includes some eggs with embryo remains inside, and points to group nests involving long-term parental care.
Springer Nature Blocks Access to Sensitive Articles Within China
Springer Nature Blocks Access to Sensitive Articles Within China
The Scientist Staff | Nov 1, 2017
The world’s largest publisher yields to censorship policies of the world’s largest country.
The Weird Growth Strategy of Earth’s First Trees
The Weird Growth Strategy of Earth’s First Trees
Shawna Williams | Oct 24, 2017
Ancient fossils reveal how woodless trees got so big: by continuously ripping apart their xylem and knitting it back together.
Mongolian Dinosaurs and the Poaching Problem
Mongolian Dinosaurs and the Poaching Problem
David Moscato | Sep 8, 2017
High-profile cases of poached fossils shine a light on the black market for paleontological specimens—and how scientists and governments are trying to stop it.
The Past and Present of Research Integrity in China
The Past and Present of Research Integrity in China
Ben Andrew Henry | Mar 1, 2017
Several initiatives aim to improve research integrity in the country, but recent high-profile cases of misconduct highlight a lingering problem.
First CRISPR Clinical Trial Commences
First CRISPR Clinical Trial Commences
Joshua A. Krisch | Nov 15, 2016
Scientists in China aim to treat 10 people with lung cancer with CRISPR-edited cells.
Fossil Teeth Rewrite Human Migration to Asia
Fossil Teeth Rewrite Human Migration to Asia
Bob Grant | Oct 16, 2015
Researchers in China have discovered 47 human teeth and suggest that they are between 80,000 and 120,000 years old—about 30,000 years earlier than Homo sapiens were believed to have made it to Asia.
China Shakes Up Research Funding
China Shakes Up Research Funding
Bob Grant | Oct 27, 2014
Corruption and waste prompt officials to announce that by 2017, the main competitive, federal science funding programs will be eliminated, replaced by a uniform platform.