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2012-11-29 12:40:51

The origin and dispersal of modern humans and modern human behavior are key interests in Paleolithic archaeology and anthropology.

2012-04-11 04:11:59

Fang Lizhi, a major voice for human rights and democracy and a pioneering scientist in his native China, continued to advance the field of astrophysics at the UA for more than 20 years before he died last week.

2012-04-10 10:10:42

The coupled normal mode method is a powerful approach for solving range-dependent propagation problems in underwater acoustics.

New Dinosaur Species Is Largest Known Feathered Animal
2012-04-05 06:52:09

A new species of giant, feathered dinosaur discovered in northeastern China is the largest known feathered animal –- living or extinct -- ever to have existed, scientists reported on Wednesday.

Image 1 - Insect Host Species Of Famous Tibetan Medicinal Fungus Identified
2011-09-09 06:57:30

A team of researchers summarized all the available information on the insect species associated with the Tibetan medicinal fungus Ophiocordyceps sinensis through an extensive literature survey and analyzed their relationships with the fungus.

Scientists Unearth Oldest Woolly Rhino In Tibet
2011-09-02 08:33:57

A 3.6-million-year-old woolly rhinoceros fossil discovered in Tibet in 2007 indicates that some giant mammals may have evolved in the Tibetan highlands before the beginning of the Ice Age.

A New Atlas Of The Milky Way
2011-08-31 07:49:27

Sino-German research group draws a new map at the Urumqi radio telescope and discovers two supernova remnants.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.