AI Protein Database Reveal is “a Great Leap” for Biology

Deutsche Welle

The transformative AlphaFold neural network has predicted the structures of more than 350,000 proteins from various organisms. This could “fundamentally change biological research.”


How a Chinese Woman Defied Expectations to Become a Scientist

Liu Jia

A Princeton cosmologist reflects on the personal and societal stumbling blocks she faced as a woman in a male-dominated discipline.

male teacher writing various high school maths and science formula on whiteboard

Zinc Fingers: Taiwanese Uncover Potential Alzheimer's Treatment

Central News Agency

The team acknowledged that whether the discovery can actually lead to a breakthrough in battling Alzheimer's may still be quite a ways off.


Marching for Justice at the March for Science: A Postmodern Perspective

Kai-Yuan (Kyle) Cheng

'It is really most appropriate that the scientists should be the ones marching for social justice and philosophical reflection. For perhaps no other people know better than we do just how our endeavors can be equally powerful for the destruction as it is for the construction of humanity.'


OPINION: Japan's Nobel Prize a Warning for Government

The Japan Times

Japan is putting too much emphasis on short-term scientific research that is expected to produce quick results and commercial benefits.


Efforts Underway to Clean-Up Animal Testing in Taiwan

Hsu Chia-yu

Experts hope that labs with international accreditation will improve the quality of animal testing in Taiwan.

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