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2008-02-11 18:45:00

A new fossil species of flying reptile with a wingspan of less than 1 ft. has been unearthed from fossil beds in northeast China. Study of the fossil suggests it is one of the smallest pterosaurs ever found. Pterosaurs lived alongside the dinosaurs, from 228 million years ago to 65 million years ago. They were the first vertebrates to evolve winged flight. One pterosaur known as Quetzalcoatlus was enormous, sporting a wingspan of up to 36ft. , making it among the largest flying animals...

2006-08-25 04:09:15

BEIJING (Reuters) - Anti-doping officials unearthed 450 doses of EPO, testosterone and steroids during a raid on a Liaoning athletics school's training camp earlier this month, according to state media. China is cracking down on the use of banned substances to avoid any embarrassment when it hosts the 2008 Olympics and state sports officials have been unusually quick to reveal details of the August 8 raid. A spokesman for the Chinese Olympic committee's anti-doping commission told...

2006-04-12 01:46:24

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Wednesday denounced reports by the outlawed Falun Gong group that a Chinese hospital was a "concentration camp" taking detained practitioners' organs for transplants. Officials from the National Traditional Chinese Medicine Thrombus Treatment Center in Shenyang, capital of the northeastern province of Liaoning, told a Beijing news conference that the Falun Gong reports were "totally fabricated." "We haven't performed any organ transplants, because we...

2006-03-09 08:21:50

By Tamora Vidaillet CHANGCHUN, China (Reuters) - In deep midwinter, the rusting factories in Changchun's Tiebei district have a desolate look, a stark reminder of how far China's Northeast has fallen from its glory days as the country's industrial powerhouse. But the last of the 1950s plants will soon be gone, swept away by a bold plan by Beijing to revitalize the region with a mix of old-fashioned pump-priming and innovative tax and pension reforms that, if they work, could be...

2005-11-14 07:45:00

BEIJING (Reuters) - China is probing a possible human case of bird flu in a northeastern province, the World Health Organization said on Monday, the second area of the country to make such a precautionary diagnosis. The Liaoning provincial government, which has already culled some 10 million birds, said last week that preliminary tests had ruled out avian influenza in humans, though one chicken worker was suffering from pneumonia of an unknown cause. "They said that there is a female poultry...

2005-11-09 20:32:58

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has reported two new outbreaks of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu in poultry in the northeast province of Liaoning, bringing the total number of outbreaks to six since last month, Chinese media said on Thursday. New cases were reported in Fuxin and Jinzhou, both in the same province where an outbreak was announced last week. About 1,100 chickens died and the National Avian Influenza Reference Laboratory confirmed on Wednesday that deaths involved the...

2005-11-09 06:52:45

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Health and veterinary officials from across the world hope to clinch a global plan on Wednesday for tackling bird flu before it mutates into a form that could sweep the globe and kill millions of people. Highlighting the threat, China said an outbreak there announced last week had now spread to 18 townships, making controlling the disease that much harder. The officials meeting in Geneva are focusing on steps to stamp out the H5N1 avian virus...

2005-11-09 03:49:09

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - A bird flu outbreak in China's northeast has spread, state media said on Wednesday, prompting worried consumers to avoid poultry and world health bodies to seek more information from Beijing on the deadly virus. An outbreak in Liaoning province first announced last week had spread to another three townships, making it more difficult to control the spread of the virus, Xinhua news agency said. It is China's fourth outbreak in a month. The United...

2005-11-06 06:49:12

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - All poultry in a northeastern part of China hit by the country's latest bird flu outbreak are expected to be culled by Sunday, state media said, as the government steps up measures to stop the disease's spread. Some 1,700 officials, backed by armed police, have been sent to the affected county in Liaoning province to slaughter the birds, the official Xinhua news agency said. Up to a million birds would be culled, it said. China's State Council,...

2005-11-05 22:54:54

BEIJING (Reuters) - All poultry in a northeastern part of China hit by the country's latest bird flu outbreak are expected to be culled by Sunday, state media said, as the government steps up measures to stop the disease's spread. Some 1,700 officials, backed by armed police, have been sent to the affected county in Liaoning province to slaughter the birds, the official Xinhua news agency said, without saying how many birds would be killed. On Friday, China reported its fourth...


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2011-04-11 17:00:22

Tianyuraptor, meaning "Tianyu thief," is a genus of dromaeosaurid dinosaur from the Barremian and Aptian stages of the Early Cretaceous Period (129 to 122 million years ago). It was discovered in western Liaoning, China in the Dawangzhangzi Bed of the Yixian Formation. While similar to other dromaeosaurids that have been discovered in Liaoning, it is somewhat more primitive. The type specimen, which was described in 2009, shows features not previously known in Northern Hemisphere...

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