A new geophysical research ship has passed sea trial and anchored at a port in south China's Guangdong Province, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) on Wednesday. The ship was developed by the South China Sea Institute of Oceanology of the CAS.
China Tuesday launched a spacecraft to collect and return samples from the moon, the country's first attempt to retrieve samples from an extraterrestrial body. A Long March-5 rocket, carrying the Chang'e-5 spacecraft, blasted off from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site on the coast of southern island province of Hainan at 4:30 a.m. (Beijing Time).
Paleontologists from China and the United States have found a new species of Choerospondias from fossils dating back 15 million years in southeast China's Fujian Province. The new species is named as Choerospondias fujianensis sp. nov., which researchers said features five or seven radially arranged germination pores at the subapical region of the endocarp, different from today's Choerospondias which normally has three to six germination pores.
Chinese scientist YAO Tandong has been elected as a 2020 fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) for years of research on glaciers and the environment of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, sources at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) said on Monday.
The Chinese scientific community should uphold the scientific spirit and improve its research conduct and ethics, which would allow it to keep pushing the boundaries of science to better serve the country and its people, scientists said on Tuesday. The scientific spirit is a collection of top qualities that all science workers should aspire to, they added. It includes patriotism, self-sacrifice, honesty, modesty, diligence, curiosity and the endless pursuit of truth to contribute to China and the world.
Several Chinese academicians and scientists on Tuesday called for promoting the spirit of scientists in the development of sci-tech industry. YAO Tandong, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said at a press conference in Beijing that the moral and professional integrity of scientists can motivate scientific researchers and is important for the development of the sci-tech industry and social progress.
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