A team of scientists has mapped the path our body takes from when it first ingests toxic food to when the brain decides it needs to vomit it out.
A new analysis of travel writings from 17th-century Europeans offers a window into the fall of the Ming empire and the rise of the Qing dynasty.
Two new studies published in the past few months paint a picture of one of the first animals to evolve away from dinosaurs and become birds.
A Yangtze finless porpoise that marks a breakthrough in artificial breeding has been named by Chinese netizens in an attempt to put a spotlight on the endangered species.
Shi Xingbang, one of the most important figures in the earliest days of modern Chinese archaeology, died at the age of 99.
Siberian tiger footprints found in northeast China offered an encouraging sign that local conservation efforts may be bearing fruit.
The sale of a Shang dynasty marble frog at Sotheby’s highlighted the scarcity of marble in the ancient Chinese society.
Two giant pandas from China landed in Qatar on Wednesday ahead of World Cup 2022, marking the first example of ‘panda diplomacy’ in the Middle East.
Archaeologists in Taiwan proved the existence of an ancient “pygmy” population that had been a feature of island legends for centuries.
Scientists, including some from China, analysing an ancient ancestor of the “penis worm” believe they found solid evidence of fossilised brains, an important breakthrough in palaeontology.
Chinese archaeologists in eastern China released a set of pictures from an ancient port city dating to around 1,300 years ago.
Han dynasty emperor Liu He only lasted for 27 days and was China’s shortest-ruling emperor, but his tomb is spectacular.
Chinese archaeologists have unearthed 1,000-year-old murals from the Northern Song dynasty
Two geodes found in eastern China turned out to be fossilised dinosaur eggs belonging to a previously unknown species.
Chinese archaeologists excavating one of China’s oldest metropolises uncover a burial site full of important treasures.
A Sotheby’s auction in October will feature Chinese antiquities expected to fetch millions of dollars. Meet the man who collected them.
Four recently discovered archaeological sites from the early days of ancient China offer clues about how the Middle Kingdom worked thousands of years ago.
Scientists in eastern China believe they have uncovered a city where its major roadways were made of rivers, suggesting people lived a life on boats.
A string of announcements in China has put underwater archaeology into the public consciousness. But how does the field work?
An underwater excavation of a shipwreck on a Yangtze River estuary near Shanghai produced over 600 artefacts from the Qing dynasty (1644-1912).
A chemical study of what appears to be cosmetic jars from Chinese nobility around 800BC suggests they contained skin-whitening make-up, the oldest known example of the common cosmetics .
While analysing the teeth of China’s earliest humans, a group of scientists believe they also found evidence that the early peoples picked their teeth.
A lonely tree in Hong Kong has proven to be the hope of an entire species, offering hope that botanical gardens can become centres of conservation.
Recent droughts across the world have revealed ancient artefacts that were once submerged. How do archaeologists handle these ruins?
Big data has the potential to upend what we know about the past, but first, archaeologists must learn to share the information they so painstakingly unearthed.
A recent analysis of horse skeletons found in the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor found that the horses leaned towards being tall and were specifically 10 years old.
Scientists used DNA analysis to pinpoint an extinct lineage of tigers that diverged from modern tigers 268,000 years ago and never evolved into a species alive today.
A duo of scientists from Europe and China announced that they believe they have found what could have been the last relative of the modern panda to have roamed Europe.
A recently discovered Ming dynasty edict offers valuable information about how the government worked and what priorities it deemed valuable to honour.
A recent analysis of a type of jewellery called ‘group jade pendants’ offers unique insights into Ming dynasty imperial court traditions and even highlights transitions in the empire’s history.