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Chang’E-4;Lunar mantle;South Pole-Aitken basin;olivine

China's Chang'E 4 Mission Discovers New "Secrets" from Far Side of the Moon[May 16, 2019]

A lunar lander named for the Chinese goddess of the moon may have lessened the mystery of the far side of the moon. The fourth probe of Chang'E (CE-4) was the first mission to land on the far side of the moon, and it has collected new evidence from the largest crater in the solar system,clarifying how the moon may have evolved.

dinosaur;Ambopteryx longibrachium;pterosaur;vertebrate

Chinese Scientists Discover Bizarre Winged Dinosaur[May 10, 2019]

Chinese scientists have found the remains of a bizarre Jurassic dinosaur with membranous wings, showing a strange but unsuccessful attempt to fly in the evolution process from dinosaur to bird. The well-preserved fossil, discovered from northeast China's Liaoning Province, dates back 163 million years and belongs to a new species of Jurassic non-avian theropod dinosaur with associated feathers and membranous tissues.

black hole;Event Horizon Telescope;EHT

Astronomers Capture First Image of a Black Hole[Apr 10, 2019]

The Event Horizon Telescope researchers reveal that they have succeeded, unveiling the first direct visual evidence of a supermassive black hole and its shadow. Chinese astronomers contribute to paradigm-shifting observations of the gargantuan black hole at the heart of distant galaxy Messier 87.

plant immune system;cell death;microbial pathogen;resistance;plant immunity;environment protection

Studies Reveal 'death switch' in Plant Immune Systems[Apr 08, 2019]

Chinese researchers have discovered a "death switch" in plant immunes system that can activate cell death to limit the spreading of microbial pathogens and provide plants with resistance. Scientists say the discovery "will become textbook knowledge" for understanding plant immunity and offers new perspectives on developing next-generation disease-resistant crops that will be more environmently-friendly with less pesticide use.

palm fossil;central Tibet;valley system;Tibet;surface height

Youngest Palm Fossil Brings New Insight to Topography of Tibet[Mar 07, 2019]

Researchers from the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) reported the discovery of the youngest well-preserved fossil palm leaves from Tibet. They showed that a large valley system with a floor less than 2.3 km above mean sea level (a.m.s.l.) existed in central Tibet as late as 25 million years ago.

nursing behavior;snub-nosed monkey;monkey;Old World monkey;allomaternal nursing

Scientists Find Routine Allomaternal Nursing in an Old World Monkey[Feb 21, 2019]

A team of scientists led by Prof. LI Ming at the Institute of Zoology found widespread allomaternal nursing behavior in an Old World monkey, the golden snub-nosed monkey. Based on more than eight years of field observation of infants and their mothers at Shennongjia National Park, Central China, as well as analysis of the monkeys’ reproductive histories, the study provides the first evidence of regular allomaternal nursing in golden snub-nosed monkeys and expands the taxonomic distribution of this behavior in primates to Old World monkeys.

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