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2008-08-04 09:00:31

China sets up highest wildlife research site in NW Qinghai XINING, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) -- Chinese zoologists have set up a wildlife research site in the altitude-4600 meters plateau of Qinghai, the highest in the country, an official with the Hol Xil Natural Reserve Administration said on Saturday. The site, jointly set up by the Institute of Zoology under the Chinese Academy of Sciences(CAS) and the Administration, was located in Wudaoliang wildlife protection station, where Tibetan...

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2008-03-06 09:00:00

BGI-Shenzhen is pleased to announce the launch of the International Giant Panda Genome Project. This announcement follows on the heels of the Panda Genome workshop held on January 21"“22, 2008, in Shenzhen, China. Dr. Hongmei Zhu, a scientist from BGI-Shenzhen, stated that, "The goal of this project is to finish the sequencing and assembling of the draft sequence within six months." The giant panda is a much loved animal all over the world and is considered a symbol of China, as...

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2008-02-26 11:55:00

The rise of oxygen and the oxidation of deep oceans between 635 and 551 million years ago may have had an impact on the increase and spread of the earliest complex life, including animals, according to a study reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences online Early Edition during the week of February 25 - 29.Today, we take oxygen for granted. But the atmosphere had almost no oxygen until 2.5 billion years ago, and it was not until about 600 million years ago when the...

2006-06-02 03:41:01

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese scientists who falsify their work should be severely punished, Xinhua news agency on Friday quoted a top scientist as saying, weeks after a Shanghai academic was fired for faking research. There has been a rise in scientific misconduct since China began adopting a market-oriented economy, Xinhua quoted Lu Yongxiang, president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, as saying, though it did not provide an explanation. "Ethics education, checks and balances and...