China's first full-depth deep-sea manned submersible, Fendouzhe, successfully completed all sea trial tasks and returned to Sanya port, South China's Hainan Province, on Saturday. Fendouzhe successfully landed on the Mariana Trench, the deepest point of the Earth, reaching a depth of 10,909 meters and setting a new record for Chinese manned deep-diving on November 10, according to CCTV News.
Chinese scientists have found a fossilized trilobite with an unusual cephalic morphology dating back around 500 million years in east China's Shandong Province. The 4-cm-long trilobite is named Phantaspis auritus, which is characterized by a head with an extended anterior area with a double-lobate shape resembling a pair of rabbit ears, according to Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology.
Researchers have mapped the distribution of bee species to study the size and diversity of their global population. There are more than 20,000 species of bees which until now lacked accurate global distribution data. The researchers combined a comprehensive checklist of bee species distributions and about six million public records of the insects to depict and map global patterns of diversity.
China was categorized as a mid-tier developing country in 2017 based on dozens of key indicators on modernization and development, but it has the potential to "basically achieve socialist modernization" by 2035, according to a report published on Thursday.
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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