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Arid environments buzz with more bees, says study

Researchers have mapped the distribution of bee species to study the size and diversity of their global population.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/30 14:32:45

Chinese, US scientists find 550 million years ago 'leaves' in Central China's Hubei

Leaf-like ancient creatures that lived at the bottom of an ancient sea about 550 million years ago, have been discovered in the Shibantan biota in the Three Gorges region of Central China's Hubei Province, by the early life research team of the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NIGPAS), in collaboration with American scholars, the Xinhua News Agency reported on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/9 1:25:13

China seeks to manage supply of horseshoe crab's indispensable blood in race to develop COVID-19 vaccines

Declining number of horseshoe crabs - the alien-looking marine creature with blue blood containing ancient immunity properties that are an essential to develop a COVID-19 vaccine - has scientist, pharmaceutical companies, NGOs and local governments worried.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/28 3:18:40

Scientists unravel secrets of ultra-black fish swimming the deepest depths

For fish inhabiting the immense darkness of the deep sea, being ultra-black offers great camouflage in a fish-eat-fish world. Scientists studying some of these exotic creatures now have unraveled the secret behind their extreme color.
Source: Reuters | 2020/7/20 17:25:29

Scientists believe homo sapiens migrated to southern China 11,000 years ago

Chinese scientists say they have sequenced 11,000-year-old human DNA - the oldest ever found in South China -suggesting possible signs of human migration in southern China some 22,000 years ago.
Source: | 2020/7/13 23:02:03

Researchers discover fossilized bird preserved in amber

An international team led by a Chinese paleontologist in Myanmar discovered a large ancient bird from the Cretaceous period and preserved in amber, the team announced on Monday.
Source: | 2020/2/10 3:51:15

China's contributions to renovate Myanmar's world heritage site strengthen the 'Paukphaw' friendship

The achievements of a Chinese archeological team carrying out preliminary work to repair temples in Myanmar have made for a great beginning to 2020, which marks the 70th anniversary of China-Myanmar diplomatic ties.
Source: | 2020/1/19 22:21:04

Women who have more sex have lower risk of early menopause: scientists

Women who have sex at least once a month have a lower risk of entering menopause early than women with less active sex lives, scientists have found in research which they say points to a form of biological energy trade-off.
Source: Reuters | 2020/1/15 17:27:27

Six archaeological sites are listed as China's new archaeological discoveries of 2019

An annual archaeology forum held in Beijing by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) listed six Chinese archaeological sites as China's new discoveries of 2019 in the field on Friday.
Source: | 2020/1/12 22:50:21