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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.

2011-05-26 19:00:00

BEIJING, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a ceremony today, the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) announced a collaboration agreement with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) to develop a joint Center of Excellence in Brain Mapping for the purpose of collaborative research and education in neuroimaging.

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2011-04-14 09:12:02

Fossil from China suggests mammalian ear of monotremes evolved separately from that of marsupials and placentals.

2011-03-29 07:00:00

BIOVISION, LYON, France, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Institut Pasteur of Shanghai announces today the creation of its global biotech accelerator company Advance BioChina. Advance BioChina is an R&D-focused for-profit organization that positions itself as the gateway to China for global biotech companies.

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2011-03-27 10:30:00

Wild migratory birds may indeed play a role in the spread of bird flu.

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2011-02-17 12:45:23

Scientists have discovered that a community of seaweeds and worm-like animals lived in a quiet deep-water niche under the sea about 600 million years ago near what is now Lantian, which is a small village in Anhul Province of South China.

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2010-09-21 10:35:00

The recent discovery of water on the Moon may have a serious impact on future plans for lunar based astronomy.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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