A group of researchers at the State Key Laboratory of Space Weather－which is operated by the Chinese Academy of Sciences' National Space Science Center－said it had recently identified some "glassy materials" inside a two-meter crater in the South Pole-Aitken Basin on the far side of the moon as remnants of a piece of carbonaceous chondrite that was not entirely vaporized when it struck the lunar surface.
Scientists in southwest China's Yunnan Province have collected seeds of the tallest known tree in the country. The Taiwania cryptomerioides, an evergreen conifer, grows in the Gaoligong Mountains in the western Yunnan highlands, straddling the border with Myanmar.
Scientists have called for better measurement and monitoring of retreating glaciers that are melting more rapidly due to a warming climate, warning the phenomenon threatens to cause disasters and create water shortages.
In recent years, China has focused on ecological projects. Forest coverage rate in China stands at 23.04 percent of the country's total surface and the forest stock volume is over 17.5 billion cubic meters. Every billion cubic meters of forest stock volume allows about 1.6 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide to be captured by forests. It is estimated that over 40 million hectares of land in China can be turned into forests in the future.
Dr. Anton Zeilinger, has been Einstein Chair Professor of the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) since 2016. He has long been engaged in the talent cultivation and the international scientific research cooperation between China and Austria. He devotes great efforts to the development and future of young scholars. In addition, he has cultivated a group of outstanding young Chinese scienticts.
Prof. Dale Sanders, Director of John Innes Centre and Board Member of the CAS-JIC Centre of Excellence in Plant and Microbial Science (CEPAMS) won the 2020 International Science and Technology Cooperation Award of China. Dale Sanders, British botanist and director of the John Innes Centre, a world-leading plant and microbial research institute, said his collaborative research projects with Chinese colleagues had the potential to benefit global health and food security.
In the words of Richard Corlett, a world-renowned British conservation biologist, it was China's sincere commitment to biodiversity conservation that brought him to the country's Yunnan province in July 2012. Before then, Corlett had studied tropical plants for over three decades in Southeast Asia. After receiving an invitation from the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden under the Chinese Academy of Sciences, he happily packed his bags and embarked on a new research journey.
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