Genghis Khan's genetic legacy endures in the Y-chromosomes of millions of male descendants. Now, researchers have found evidence for the existence of ten other men who may have founded highly successful Y-chromosome lineages in Asia, beginning as early as 2100 B.C. Nature's Ewen Calloway has the details. »
Bloomberg News asked foreign policy analysts, military experts and economists to identify the possible worst-case scenarios in 2015. Potential future crises include armed conflict in the South China Sea, the collapse of Nigeria and political upheaval in Saudi Arabia prompted by the death of 90-year-old King Abdullah. »
Late last month, George Takei visited NASA's Johnson Space Center to speak about leadership and inclusiveness at an event sponsored by the Agency's "ASIA" and "Out & Allied" resource groups, which represent the Space Center's Asian-Pacific American and LGBT employees, respectively. »
Our genes don't just help determine who we are — they also preserve an incredibly ancient record of who our ancestors were. Our genomes can actually reveal human population sizes dating all the way back to before humans even existed. »
We can trace our evolutionary heritage back millions of years, but it's surprisingly tricky to say with certainty which hominid species came directly before us. Now it looks like one of our evolutionary cousins is actually our parent species. »
When you have a superhero as iconic as Batman, it's unsurprising that he'll be bootlegged to kingdom come. Bat Blog has a collection of illicit Bat-art from all over Asia. Check out vintage Vietnamese comics and Batman fighting aliens in Hong Kong. »Hong Kong (comic) Hong Kong (comic) Hong Kong (comic) …
This gigantic tool is an ore-grinding machine at the Kumtore gold mine, the largest in Central Asia. The mine clings to the side of the Tien Shien mountain range, 4200 meters above sea level in Issyk Kul Province, Kyrgyzstan. Want to see the process of smelting gold up there in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan?