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China’s success in germinating seeds on the far side of the moon has taken humankind a step closer to being able to survive on other planets, according to leading astrobiologist Dr. David Grinspoon.

During a recent talk at Duke Kunshan University, the American scientist and celebrated author highlighted the Chang’e 4 mission in January as a milestone for global research into the possibilities of spreading life beyond Earth.

Temptation. It’s everywhere, and it’s only going to get stronger. So how do we fight it, as individuals and as a society, to make our lives healthier or more productive?

That question was at the heart of internationally renowned behavioral scientist and best-selling author Dan Ariely’s engaging talk at Duke Kunshan University, which he delivered to a packed auditorium on Jan. 21.

A higher exposure to greenery might prolong the life of the elderly, according to a study led by scientists from Duke Kunshan University and Duke University.

The findings, published in the January issue of The Lancet Planetary Health, provide evidence to urban planners and health policymakers of the role of greenery in prolonging life, as China undergoes urbanization...

By Karen Kemp, Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University

A new study from Duke University and Fudan University in China is the first to estimate how much Chinese residential electricity consumption would increase due to climate change. It’s a lot.  

By the end of the 21st century, each degree Celsius increase in global mean surface temperature (GMST) would raise average Chinese residential electricity use by about 9 percent.  

Peak electricity use will rise 36...

By Lei Qi and Keith Lawrence

Like many of his classmates at Duke Kunshan University, first-year student Alberto Najarro struggles learning the Chinese language. After spending an average of two hours each day on his studies, he can now write short essays in Chinese.

But these challenges pale in comparison to what Najarro experienced growing up in El Salvador, one of the most dangerous countries in Central America.

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