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Study reveals how light activates enzyme to make chlorophyll

An international team of researchers have discovered the structure of an enzyme that is essential for photosynthesis, revealing how light activates the enzyme to make chlorophyll, the green pigment for life.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/29 15:17:43

Vaping causes lung cancer in mice: study

Exposure to e-cigarette smoke causes mice to develop lung cancer, according to a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/9 11:28:48

Siberian Scientists Develop Micro Vacuum Cleaner for Super High-Quality Cleaning

Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) scientists have developed an optical micro-vacuum cleaner that keeps homes clean from harmful particles. The results of the study were published in Scientific Reports magazine.
Source: | 2019/9/29 14:21:39

Gray wolves from China's provinces have various lineages: research

Chinese researchers have disclosed that gray wolves from the country's different regions derived from different lineages, according to a recent study paper published in the journal iScience.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/22 17:47:38

Russian scientists: permafrost thawing can cause unpredictable climate change

The thawing of submarine permafrost leads to massive emissions of greenhouse methane, which may change the climate in the future. Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU)'s research in the Seas of the Eastern Arctic is aimed at assessing the scale of these processes. This is what the press service of TPU told Sputnik.
Source: | 2019/9/20 15:35:01

First-Ever Ancient Male Rhinoceros' Skull Found in Russian Peninsula

Taman Peninsula in the Krasnodar Region of Russia has been home to several outstanding findings by paleontologists in the last few years, including the remains of at least 120 large ancient animals and a part of stele that dates back to the 5th century BC.
Source: | 2019/8/11 19:35:47

Chinese-developed new brain-inspired chip attracts US media attention

A ground-breaking electronic chip developed by Chinese scientists has recently attracted great interest of US media and tech circle.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/3 8:46:14

World's first human-animal embryonic experiment triggers ethical concerns among netizens

Chinese experts and netizens expressed strong ethical concerns over Japan's first officially approved experiment to create animal embryos containing human cells and birth to such embryos. This experiment follows Japan's lifting of its ban on human cell animal embryos in March.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/30 23:42:49

Chinese researchers create safe gene-editing tech that avoids ethical concerns

Chinese researchers created a safe and efficient technology to edit RNA, which could largely avoid side effects and ethical concerns from previous gene-editing technologies.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/17 20:48:40

Scientists develop chemcial computer, storing images with molecules

Scientists from Brown University found a way to encode and decode images, not with microchips but with small molecules, and it worked with a 98-percent accuracy.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/4 10:55:55