Editor's Choice: Predicting rainfall patterns from tree rings, squid hydrogels & experts for journalists

Tree rings forecast extreme weather in central Asia, Squid 🦑and chemistry make versatile hydrogels, James Webb telescope reveals the earliest galaxies & Reducing negative effects of screen time. Read all in the latest Editor's Choice. Plus our latest journalist resource "Experts for Media: Antimicrobial Resistance "🦠.

Tree rings forecast extreme weather in central Asia

Scientists have found that an intensified hydrological cycle could be the cause of the 2022 droughts and floods in Pakistan. They used the data from tree rings to reconstruct annual precipitation patterns in the past 400 years. 

Alarming trends

Squid and chemistry make versatile hydrogels 

A new hydrogel is made from squid tissues and synthetic polymers, and mimics unique properties present in biological tissues such as muscles, bones and blood vessels.   

Tough and stretchy

James Webb telescope reveals the earliest galaxies

Understanding the size-luminosity relation of the galaxies that existed less than a billion years after the Big Bang would help researchers understand how today's universe was created.

How it all started 

Reducing negative effects of screen time 

More time on the screen leads to poorer communication and daily-living skills among young children - but outdoor playtime can reduce the negative effects of screen time, according to a new study.

Antimicrobial resistance is a global public health threat. Asia Research News has prepared a resource for journalists to find stories and connect with scientists combating antimicrobial resistance.

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