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amber;Late Cretaceous;insect;Myanmar;fossil

New Late Cretaceous Amber Biota Found from Central Myanmar[Aug 10, 2018]

Dr. ZHENG Daran and Prof. WANG Bo from the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology have made detailed investigations for the amber sites in Myanmar for years. Recently, this group, in collaboration with researchers from Hong Kong, England, France and India, found a new amber biota-Tilin amber biota (~72 .1Ma) from Tilin, Gangaw district, Magway region of central Myanmar.

climate change;global warming;precipitation extremes

Half A Degree Less Warming Can Avoid Precipitation Extremes[Aug 09, 2018]

Scientists found that by reducing the global warming limit by 0.5°C, a significant number of extreme precipitation events and their impacts could be avoided. Among the global land monsoon regions, the most affected sub-regions, the South African and South Asian monsoon regions, are already among the most vulnerable to adverse impacts of climate change.

serotonin;primary root;plant growth;auxin;reactive oxygen species;Arabidopsis

High Concentrations of Serotonin Result in Stress Responses by Inhibiting Primary Root Growth[Aug 09, 2018]

Researchers from Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden investigated the involvement of reactive oxygen species and auxin in serotonin-regulated root system development in Arabidopsis. They found that low concentrations of serotonin had no effect on the primary root (PR) growth, whereas high concentrations of serotonin result in PR growth inhibition by reducing the length of the meristem and elongation zones.

imaging;near-infrared fluorescence;NIR;tumor

Scientists Broaden Unexplored Window Scope of Near-Infrared Fluorescence Imaging[Aug 08, 2018]

A research team led by Prof. CAI Lintao at the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology extended near-infrared fluorescence imaging window ranges. This has markedly enhanced signal-to-background ratio because autofluorescence, scattering and light absorption by biological tissues and water are weaker at longer wavelengths.

ecological service;transdisciplinary framework;ecological redline areas;biodiversity hotspots;landscape;Shanghai

Researchers Propose a Transdisciplinary Framework to Determine Ecological Redline Areas in Shanghai[Aug 07, 2018]

Researchers from Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden and their collaborators created a science–policy framework that builds upon core elements of other ES frameworks but details both the specific institutional and ecological components (e.g. types of information, indicators, and methodological steps) for public policy.

quantum computing;quantum entanglement

18 Qubits: New Record of Quantum Entanglement[Aug 07, 2018]

Recently, the new world record of 18-qubit quantum entanglement with six photons' three degrees of freedom (6 × 3 = 18) has been achieved by physicists from University of Science and Technology of China of Chinese Academy of Sciences. It surpassed the previous world record of 10-qubit entanglement which was also made by them in 2016.

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