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Adélie penguin;ocean upwelling;katabatic wind;polynya;Little Ice Age

Penguin Ecology Strongly Couples with Atmospheric/Oceanic Conditions[Oct 31, 2017]

In a study published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters, YANG Lianjiao's research group from University of Science and Technology of China of Chinese Academy of Sciences proposed a new model linking Antarctic marine ecology and atmospheric/oceanic dynamics as well as penguin paleoecology and modern ecology, which could help explain penguin paleoecology and explore how various factors affect marine animal populations in polar areas and indicate that climate change is not the only factor at work.

global sequestration;organic carbon;cropland soils;climate change

Hidden Potential for Farmers to Mitigate Climate Change and Increase Food Production[Nov 15, 2017]

A study conducted by scientists from Kunming Institute of Botany of the Chinese Academy of Sciences reveals that improved agricultural practices could secure a triple win for food security, ecological resilience and climate change – including removing over a billion tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere per year.

HERD;calorimeter prototype;beam test

Upgraded Prototype of HERD Calorimeter Completes Beam Tests[Nov 15, 2017]

A beam test of an upgraded calorimeter prototype of the High Energy cosmic Radiation Detection (HERD) facility was conducted at the CERN SPS H2 and H4 beam lines from Oct 2, 2017, to Nov 1, 2017. HERD, a China-led mission with a large international collaboration, is a flagship scientific experiment for China's future Space Station.

chloride;discharge plasma;bactericidal activity;active chlorine;reactive oxygen species (ROS)

New Approaches and Mechanisms to Improve Bactericidal Efficiency by Non-thermal Plasma[Nov 15, 2017]

Recently, a research team led by Prof. HUANG Qing, who is a senior fellow of Institute of Technical Biology & Agriculture Engineering, Hefei Institutes of Physical Science have made new progress in the investigation of the effects of ambient conditions especially the inorganic salts on microbe inactivation by discharge plasma.

Theory of mind;ToM;schizophrenia;neuropsychiatric disorders

Similarity and Difference of Theory of Mind Impairments Shared by Neuropsychiatric Disorders[Nov 15, 2017]

Dr. Raymond Chan and his team from the Institute of Psychology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have conducted two studies specifically examining the ToM performances in these clinical groups.

pH-responsively;controlled-release;utilization efficiency;biosafety;pesticide

Attapulgite-based Hydrogel to Develop a PH-responsively Controlled-release Pesticide[Nov 15, 2017]

Recently, a team led by Prof. WU Zhengyan in Institute of Technical Biology and Agriculture Engineering, Hefei Institutes of Physical Science developed a pH-responsively controlled-release pesticide using attapulgite-based hydrogel.

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