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Ancient cave burial sites found in Chengdu, SW China's Sichuan


Photo taken on Jan. 18, 2018 shows a copper mirror found in the cliff cave burial site in Zhengxing Town of Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province. More than 200 cave burial sites dating back to the Han Dynasty and Wei-Jin period (206 B.C.-420 A.D.) were found on high cliffs facing the Jinjiang River, which runs through the city.

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One year ago, when artificial intelligence (AI) robotic AlphaGo rose to prominence after it unexpectedly defeated legendary player Lee Se-dol, tech giants and venture capitals were rushing to pump money ...


Alcohol may cause cancer by damaging stem cell DNA: study

Drinking alcohol may cause irreversible damage to the DNA of stem cells and increase the risk of developing certain cancers, a new study has revealed.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/5 14:24:39

NASA launches 2 missions to explore nearest space

US space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said Thursday that it would launch two missions to explore a little-understood area 60 miles (96 KM) above Earth's surface.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/5 11:31:39

Xuelong leaves Zhongshan station after goods unloading

Members of China's 34th Antarctic expedition pose for a group photo in front of the research icebreaker Xuelong at Zhongshan station on Jan. 4, 2018. Xuelong, or Snow Dragon, left ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/5 8:20:26

Scenery of iceberg seen from China's research icebreaker Xuelong

Photo taken on Dec. 25, 2017 shows scenery of iceberg. China's research icebreaker Xuelong, or Snow Dragon, set sail from Shanghai, east China, on Nov. 8, beginning the country's 34th ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/5 8:19:11

Boeing, SpaceX progressing towards 1st crewed missions in 2018: NASA

US space agency NASA said Thursday its industry partners, Boeing and SpaceX, are targeting the return of human spaceflight from Florida's Space Coast in 2018.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/5 7:45:53

Hong Kong researchers discover novel method to diagnose Alzheimer's Disease

A new class of cyanine compounds that can be used for detection of Alzheimer's disease was discovered by researchers from Hong Kong Baptist University which made the findings public on ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/5 7:41:06

Gene therapy temporarily reverses type 1 diabetes in mice: US study

A gene therapy approach that reprograms other cell types into functional beta-like cells could be a promising new option for the treatment of diabetes, a new study suggested Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/5 7:04:14

China eyes unprecedented 40 space launches in 2018

China will conduct more than 40 space-related activities in 2018, with analysts saying this shows that China's aerospace capabilities are strengthening in scientific research, commercial use and national defense.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/4 22:48:40

China's 1st space lab splashdown under control: scientists

Chinese aerospace experts said that the country's first space lab will splash down under control in the Pacific Ocean, denying Western media reports that it will hit Earth this year.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/4 19:08:39

China's icebreaker Xuelong conducts 34th Antarctic expedition

Photo taken on Dec. 28, 2017 shows a penguin walking past icebreaker Xuelong near China-built Zhongshan Station in Antarctica. China's research icebreaker Xuelong, or Snow Dragon, set sail from Shanghai, ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/4 11:55:52

Tuberculosis drugs work better with vitamin C: US study

Tuberculosis patients may have a quicker way to recover. A US new study in mice and in tissue cultures suggested that giving vitamin C with tuberculosis drugs could reduce the ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/4 9:59:28

Hair growth on cells a cure for visually impaired seniors: NIH study

American scientists reported that tiny tube-like protrusions called primary cilia on cells of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) -- a layer of cells in the back of the eye -- ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/4 6:53:32

New data shed light on "most mysterious star in the universe"

A team of more than 100 researchers is one step closer to solving the mystery behind the "most mysterious star in the universe," debunking the possibility that it is a ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/4 6:52:54