Researchers from Lanzhou University, the Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Gansu Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology, and the Natural History Museum in the United Kingdom have demonstrated that some present-day low latitude tropical wildlife species lived on the high-altitude northeastern Qinghai-Tibet Plateau 5,200 years ago.
Chinese scientists have kicked off a new glacier research at the headwater region of the country's Yellow River, in the northwestern province of Qinghai. The program is part of China's second comprehensive scientific expedition to the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and the first time to carry out glacier research at the headwater regions of the Yellow and Lancang rivers, said Xu Baiqing, who heads the research team.
The Chinese Academy of Sciences announced Friday that it will host its 3rd Science Festival with more than 400 activities nationwide. The weeklong event by China's highest academic institution in natural sciences will be held from Oct. 31 to Nov. 6.
Researchers from the South China Botanical Garden found that under multiple stresses such as continuous wounding and the combination of wounding and low temperature, changes in phytohormones in response to these stresses activate regulators and structural genes that affect the aroma of oolong tea.
I am honored to have the CAS President's International Fellowship for Special Experts, which offers unique possibilities for foreign scientists to establish and foster collaboration with their colleagues in Chinese research institutions, and in my particular case it was of central importance for establishing first contacts during short visits to finally realize long-term research collaboration.
The old saying "a rolling stone gathers no moss" has evolved over the years, coming to mean that one must keep moving in order to stay fresh and keen, particularly when it comes to a career. But, what about those who are always moving around, doing so to literally only gather moss?
Dr. Bharat Kumar Yerra is from the southern part of India, an astronomer solving stellar puzzles from starlight through telescopes. He is now working at NAOC and is very productive in his research work. He has been in China for six years altogether, with two years as PIFI fellow at NAOC and now a LAMOST fellow at NAOC itself. He tells about his life and work at NAOC and Beijing.
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