A new orchid species, named Hemipilia yajiangensis, was found by researcher HU Guangwan from the Wuhan Botanical Garden in Yajiang County, southwest China's Sichuan Province.
The Chinese Academy of Sciences uses advanced technologies, from remote-sensing to big data, to effectively use and protect black soil resources — highly fertile soil located in northeastern China that serves as the bedrock of national food security.
A small ape fossil discovered in Yuanmou, Southwest China's Yunnan Province has been proved to be the earliest gibbon fossil ever found. The discovery pushes the gibbon fossil record back 7 million to 8 million years and helps Chinese and U.S. scientists fill a long-elusive evolutionary gap in the history of small apes in East Asia.
Chinese paleologists have discovered two fossil repositories in southwestern Chongqing municipality and Guizhou province whose strata date back to the Silurian Period that began around 440 million years ago. The two sites have yielded crucial discoveries that could rewrite the evolutionary story of how humans evolved from fish.
Yangtze finless porpoises, an iconic species in the country's longest river Yangtze, were observed in many sections of the river in East China's Jiangsu Province during the ongoing fourth comprehensive survey of the river.
The Chinese Academy of Sciences launched the National Engineering Research Center for Remote Sensing Satellite Applications in Beijing on Tuesday, with goals of making more breakthroughs in core technologies, training quality engineering talent and harnessing the potential of satellite technologies to support the nation's major strategic needs.
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