The government of South Korea has confirmed that a new case of Zika virus infection has hit the country. The Asian country now has already reported a total of 16 cases of the infection since its first confirmed case back in March of this year.
A paper revealing the shimmering blue peacock begonia (Begonia pavonina) in the dark rain forests of Southeast Asia has been featured in the journal Nature Plants. Adjusting to the minimal amount of sunlight that reaches it, the Begonia pavonina has adapted by developing leaves that seem to glimmer blue in the dim forests.
Tropical rainforests are considered the climax stage of forest and the richest in biodiversity compared to other biomes. These forests are under the many pressures of degradation such as deforestation, and now conversion for agricultural purposes has been inching through.
The numbers of the distinct subspecies Indochinese leopards have fallen to only over 1,000 individuals. Sadly, the bad news extends to leopards worldwide.
Travelers should experience the food and festivity of Hari Raya in Malaysia. It is celebrated with open houses where families share food with all visitors, an act of spiritual generosity.
Get ready to get your wanderlust bug tickled. With heavenly white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, amazing underwater life and some of the best diving sites in the whole world, Asia is a wonder to behold and truly offers paradise on Earth. Become a beach bum and frolick barefoot on the beaches
After Thailand's Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary beefed up patrols for poachers starting in 2005, tiger populations grew substantially. This is an outstanding conservation success, say researchers, but they also warn that continued patrolling is needed to ensure that populations of prey grow to meet the food demands of more tigers.
From giant water bugs to pythons and leeches, "Wild Things" star Dominic Monaghan goes on quite the adventure in Vietnam this week.
The grand, 12th-century temple wrapped in strangling banyan trees in Cambodia was larger than thought, say researchers with the University of Sydney.
Scientists have long beleived that three species of Madagascan lemurs were the only primates that hibernate. But new findings suggest that pygmy slow lorises, a relatively small primate that belongs to the so-called wet nosed classification from Southeast Asia, take long wintertime naps, too.
Rutgers University researchers recommend releasing captive populations of Borneo orangutans back into their natural habitats. Doing so could help the endangered animals rebound.
Of the numerous ornamental plants illegally sold in Southeast Asia, over 80 percent are wild orchids. Researchers from the National University of Singapore strongly suggest enforcing restrictions to preserve the country's botanical diversity.
Researchers recently discovered that if elephants are born during times when their mothers are more stressed, they are likely to age faster and reproduce less during their lifetime.
The soul-sucking "dementor" wasp is just one of 139 new and unusual species discovered in the Greater Mekong region in 2014, and with this area under attack from human activities, a new report highlights the need to protect such bizarre creatures.