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Large dinosaur fossil site found in SW China

Chinese paleontologists have discovered a large fossil site in southwest China's Chongqing city, according to a press conference held Wednesday by the city government.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/28 23:01:14

Birds' flight ability could determine shape of their eggs: study

Scientists may have solved the mystery of why bird eggs come in an astonishing variety of shapes, like ellipses in hummingbirds, spheres in owls and pointy ovoids in shorebirds.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/23 8:35:36

Tiny fossils expand amphibious timeline by 15 million years

New research of two tiny fossils found in the 1990s has helped scientists reveal the backstory of the most mysterious amphibian alive and expand amphibious timeline by at least 15 million years.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/22 8:21:50

Scientific expedition conducted on Qinghai-Tibet plateau

Tibetan antelopes are seen by the Serling Co (Serling Lake) in Nagqu Prefecture, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, June 19, 2017. Scientists conducted a comprehensive scientific expedition on the Qinghai-Tibet plateau, with one of the three camps located by the Serling Co at an altitude of 4,530 meters.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/21 18:01:12

Pulsed volcanic eruptions triggered dawn of dinosaurs: study

Huge pulses of volcanic activity are likely to have played a key role in triggering the end-Triassic mass extinction some 200 million years ago, which set the scene for the rise and age of the dinosaurs, a new study suggested Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/20 8:29:00

Killer fungal disease found for first time in Europe

A fungal disease that had killed wild snakes in North America has been found for the first time in Europe, experts at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/20 8:27:38

Inside excavation site of Zheng State tomb in central China

Archeologists work at the excavation site of Zheng State tomb at Xinzheng City, central China's Henan Province, June 15, 2017. The excavation of a Zheng State tomb from the Spring and Autumn Period (770 B.C. - 476 B.C.) has already found more than 20 chariots and a large amount of horse bones.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/18 21:15:14

Giant dragonfly fossil found in China

Chinese researchers have been studying a 200 million year old dragonfly fossil.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/16 18:31:35

Chinese company to build polar expedition icebreaker

A Chinese company Thursday announced plans to build an icebreaker, which will be China's first privately owned polar research vessel.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/16 8:28:59

Ancient tombs excavated in N China

An archaeologist shows a pottery unearthed from the ancient tombs in Gujun Village of Xingtang County, north China's Hebei Province, June 12, 2017. The ancient tombs, believed to be built between the late Spring and Autumn Period (770 BC -476 BC) and the early Warring States Period (475 BC-221 BC), covers an area of 500,000 square meters.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/13 23:58:34