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WANG Yifang Elected International Member of U.S. National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences of the United States announced on April 30 the election of 120 members and 24 international members in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Prof. WANG Yifang, director of the Institute of High Energy Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences was the only scientist from the Chinese mainland to be elected an international member this year.

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New Study Sheds Light on Baobab Trees' Evolution

A study on baobab trees has shed light on their origin and evolution, according to the Wuhan Botanical Garden (WBG) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). The study, led by the WBG and the Sino-Africa Joint Research Center, was published in the journal Nature on Wednesday.

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  • Chinese, International Scientists Release Report on Growing Risk of Glacial Lake Outburst Floods

    A new joint study conducted by researchers from China, the UK, Canada, Switzerland and Germany has found that the risk of glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs) is increasing due to global warming. The study was published in Nature Reviews Earth &Environment on Tuesday.

  • Scientists Study Microbial Resources for Industrial Applications

    Researchers from a key laboratory in northwest China have so far collected over 6,300 strains of microbial resources from various extreme environments to research their industrial applications. Liu Guangxiu, a researcher with the Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said that the institute's Key Laboratory of Extreme Environmental Microbial Resources and Engineering of Gansu Province houses these "treasures" collected from different extreme environments in China, including glaciers, permafrost, deserts and salt lakes, and even those carried into outer space via China's space program.

  • Preserving Biodiversity, A Moral Code

    "Be part of the Plan" is the theme for this year's International Day for Biological Diversity. Science and Technology Daily reporters visited the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Yunnan province in southwestern China, where they witnessed the joint efforts of scientists from China and abroad to preserve biodiversity.

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