Kevin McSpadden
Kevin McSpadden
Production Editor, People & Culture
Kevin McSpadden is a writer and editor for the Post and graduated from the University of Hong Kong JMSC journalism programme. When not working, he can be found wandering around the great outdoors.

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.

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.

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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 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.

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.

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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.

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A recently discovered Ming dynasty edict offers valuable information about how the government worked and what priorities it deemed valuable to honour.

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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.

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