Researchers have discovered that a massive anomaly deep within the Earth's interior may be a remnant of the collision about 4.5 billion years ago that formed the Moon. This research offers important new insights not only into Earth's internal structure but also its long-term evolution and the formation of the inner solar system.
Researchers led by Dany Azar from the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Paleontology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Lebanese University have found the earliest known fossil mosquitoes ever discovered—in Lower Cretaceous amber from Lebanon.
A fossil discovery by researchers from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology suggests that the first dinosaur egg was leathery, and the major transition in egg morphology occurred early in the evolution of theropod dinosaurs rather than near the origin of birds.
Researchers from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology and their collaborators have reported two extremely rare fossil lampreys from the Jurassic of northern China and revised our understanding of lamprey evolution.
Researchers from the Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology and their collaborators have developed a gene therapy strategy to selectively manipulate Parkinson's disease-affected circuitry and attenuate the core motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease in rodent and nonhuman primate animals.
An international research team led by Prof. ZHANG Huaqiao from the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology has reported the discovery of extraordinary early Cambrian (ca. 535 million years ago, or Ma) microfossils preserving the introvert musculature of cycloneuralians.
An international research team led by researchers from the Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology has sampled 345 lakes distributed across 12 countries to investigate controls over the thermal response of temperate lakes to atmospheric warming.