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Trump "owes us an apology." Chinese Scientist at the Center of COVID-19 Origin Theories Speaks out

The coronavirus pandemic has thrust virologist Shi Zhengli into a fierce spotlight. Shi, who's been nicknamed "Bat Woman," heads a group that studies bat coronaviruses at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), in the city in China where the pandemic began, and many have speculated that the virus that causes COVID-19 accidentally escaped from her lab—a theory promoted by U.S. President Donald Trump. Some have even suggested it could have been engineered there.

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World's Oldest Alpine Plants Found in Hengduan Mountains

In a study published in the journal <EM>Science</EM>, researchers from the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden of the Chinese Academy of Sciences showed that the alpine flora of the Hengduan Mountains has continuously existed far longer than any other alpine flora on the Earth. 

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  • Chinese Researchers Develop Long-acting Antimicrobial Coating

    Chinese researchers have developed an antimicrobial coating with effective protection lasting up to six months. The new coating was developed based on microcapsule technology. A microcapsule, a tiny capsule, contains materials such as drugs and flavors that are released when the capsule is broken, melted or dissolved.

  • FAST Telescope IDs 132 Pulsar Candidates

    The 500-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, or FAST, China's mega science project and the world's largest single-dish radio observatory, has detected hundreds of pulsar candidates, of which 132 have been certified, People's Daily reported on August 5.

  • Scientific Expedition Completed in South China Sea

    Chinese scientists said on Thursday that they have completed a comprehensive scientific expedition near Zhongsha Islands in the South China Sea. During the expedition project, which came to an end in late July, three research vessels were organized for missions including samplings for topographic, hydrodynamic, meteorological, chemical, ecological, and biological research in different water areas near the islands, according to the South China Sea Institute of Oceanology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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