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Chinese submersible retrieves seamount sample in South China Sea

Jiaolong, China's manned submersible on Saturday retrieved a basalt sample from the Zhenbei Seamount in the South China Sea which scientists say could shed light on the formation and evolution of seamounts in the area.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/30 9:10:02

2,000-year-old tombs excavated in central China

More than 20 funeral artifacts were unearthed during the excavation of two 2,000-year old tombs in central China's Hunan province, according to local sources Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/28 17:49:01

5,000-yr-old ruins found at SW China construction site

Archaeologists announced Wednesday neolithic ruins dating back 4,500 to 5,000 years had been found in southwest China's Sichuan Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/26 23:00:07

Archeological site in Inner Mongolia to apply for UNESCO recognition

Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in north China has started the process of having the Juyan archeological site recognized with a UNESCO cultural heritage listing, said local authorities on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/26 22:59:06

Ancient inscription discovered in northern Chinese cliff cave

Chinese archaeologists have discovered an ancient inscription carved in a cliff cave in northern China's Hebei Province, believed to be a place of seclusion for a renowned Shaolin monk, local authorities said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/26 20:52:31

Scientists begin deep-sea probe in South China Sea

Chinese scientists embarked on a deep-sea mission in the South China Sea on Tuesday, the beginning of the second stage of China's 38th oceanic expedition.
Source: Xinhua-Global Times | 2017/4/25 22:43:40

Ancient bamboo slips for calculation enter world records book

A set of bamboo slips dating back more than 2,300 years were officially recognized Sunday by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's earliest decimal calculation tool.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/23 18:22:14

Genetic evidence found to suggest early mammals have good night-time vision

A new study offers direct, genetic evidence for the hypothesis that early mammals were nocturnal.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/21 8:56:40

Extinction of megafauna from last ice age driven by too much moisture: Aussie study

An Australian-led research has found that major increases in environmental moisture occurred just before mass extinctions of megafaunal species around 11,000-15,000 years ago.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/19 9:45:50

Experts propose park at China sunken treasure excavation site

Chinese cultural heritage preservationists have proposed building a park at the site where relics of of a historical uprising were excavated this year.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/18 20:23:48