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New Species of Oak Tree Discovered in Thailand

  THAILAND – Chinese and Thai biologists say they have discovered a new stone oak tree species in Thailand. More than 300 species of stone oak are known from eastern India to Japan and the eastern tip of Papua New Guinea. The new species, named Lithocarpus orbicarpus, is a medium to small tree with simple […]

February 14th, 2014 | Posted in Science | Read More »

Scientists Announce New Methods to Combat Deadly Thai Shrimp Disease

  BANGKOK – Thailand and Taiwanese scientists have jointly announced a successful development of a detection method for early mortality syndrome (EMS) in shrimp. Mahidol University’s Dean of Faculty of Science Prof Dr Sakorn Mongkolsuk, accompanied by Dr Kanyavim Kirtikara from the National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC) told the briefing on Thursday […]

January 12th, 2014 | Posted in Science | Read More »

Botanists Confirm 6 New Floral Species of Gesneriaceae Family in Northern Thailand

  CHIANG RAI – Six floral specimens recently discovered in northern and eastern provinces have been confirmed as new species, the six new flower species are Kao Tog Yonok, which was found in Chiang Rai, Net Muang (Chantaburi), Bunga Karaket (Chiang Mai), Sawet Daen Sruang (Nan), Malai Fon Lep (Nan) and Suddee Dao (Phrae). All […]

December 20th, 2013 | Posted in Science | Read More »

Paleontologists have identified a “New Species of Hornless Rhino” in Nakhon Ratchasima Province

Reconstruction of the Late Miocene habitat of Aceratherium porpani (Chen Yu)   THA CHANG – Paleontologists have identified a new species of hornless rhino from fossil skull and mandible found in the Tha Chang area, Nakhon Ratchasima Province. The fossils have been collected by local villagers working in the Tha Chang sand pits, located about […]

July 3rd, 2013 | Posted in Regional News,Science | Read More »

Alarm Over Mekong Region’s Rapidly Disappearing Forests

  CHIANG RAI – The greater Mekong region in Southeast Asia could lose nearly a third of its forests within the next two decades if governments don’t boost protection, a leading conservation group warned Thursday, saying the region’s freshwater ecosystems are also threatened by planned dams. Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam have lost nearly […]

May 3rd, 2013 | Posted in Chiang Rai,Science | Read More »

Malaysia Seeks help From Thailand and Australia over 14 Dead Borneo Elephants

  KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysian authorities said Friday they are seeking help from forensic experts in Thailand and Australia after their own tests failed to establish if 14 rare Borneo pygmy elephants were killed by poison. The deaths of the endangered animals, found last month in a forest reserve in Sabah state on Borneo island, […]

February 8th, 2013 | Posted in News,Science | Read More »

Drug-Resistant Malaria Pushes Rural Thailand

  BANGKOK – As Thailand braces itself to combat drug-resistant malaria, a spread of small, nondescript buildings scattered close to corn and rice fields along its hilly, western border are being cast into a bigger, international role. Hundreds of these health clinics and malaria posts have become a pivotal frontline to detect the genetic mutation […]

December 27th, 2012 | Posted in Health,Science | Read More »

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