Scientists from China and the United States have discovered fungi fossils dating back 630 million years in southwest China's Guizhou Province. This is the earliest terrestrial fungi fossil evidence ever found, indicating that the ancestors of fungi, including yeasts, molds and mushrooms, colonized the land about 200 million years earlier than previously thought.
Chinese researchers have recently published the world's first gene database of the lotus plant in an international journal to facilitate studies of the widely grown aquatic plant species.
Astronomers at the National Astronomical Observatories (NAOC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences cooperated with researchers from the United States and Australia and reported the discovery in three papers published in the Science and The Astrophysical Journal.
China's Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT), the country's space science satellite also known as Insight, has found that a fast radio burst (FRB) signal detected last year came from a magnetar in the Milky Way, Chinese scientists announced Friday. The discovery marked a milestone in understanding the nature of the mysterious signal emanating from the universe, the scientists said.
Researchers from the Aerospace Information Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, using massive satellite, aerial observation data, together with data from ground surveys and social and economic resources, have conducted long-term monitoring and evaluation of the restoration and reconstruction in the disaster-affected area during the reconstruction work in Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, northwest China's Qinghai Province.
A recent study revealed that the deep-sea oxygen content surged 600 million years ago, which laid the foundation for the emergence of multicellular organisms. Paleontologists at the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences cooperated with researchers from the United States and France and reported the discovery which was published in the journal Geology.
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