Earliest gibbon fossils found in southwest China-Xinhua

Undated combo photo provided by Kunming Institute of Zoology under the Chinese Academy of Sciences shows a partial lower face fossil of a small catarrhine, named Yuanmoupithecus xiaoyuan. Paleontologists have discovered fossils of a small catarrhine dating back 7 million to 8 million years in southwest China’s Yunnan Province. Named Yuanmoupithecus xiaoyuan, this species has … Read more

Life of celebrated Chinese-American nuclear physicist commemorated

China”s scientific community is committed to openness, trust and cooperation with peers from the United States and the international science community to contribute to scientific progress and the welfare of the people. On Saturday, scientists from China and the US celebrated the 110th anniversary of the birth of renowned Chinese-American female nuclear physicist Wu Chien-shiung … Read more

Chinese, US scientists celebrate pioneering female physicist

Physicists from China and the United States celebrated the 110th anniversary of the birth of renowned female nuclear physicist Wu Chien-shiung on Saturday by championing the fruitful history of China-US science cooperation and the mutual desire to continue exchanges and cooperation to push scientific frontiers and address global challenges. Born in the town of Liuhe, … Read more

China lost its Yangtze River dolphin. Climate change is coming for other species next

“The baiji, or Yangtze River dolphin, was this unique and beautiful creature — there was nothing quite like it,” said Samuel Turvey, a British zoologist and conservationist who spent more than two decades in China trying to track the animal down. “It was around for tens of millions of years and was in its own … Read more

Chinese researchers clone an Arctic wolf in ‘landmark’ conservation project | zoology

Researchers in China have cloned a wild Arctic wolf — and they’re hoping the controversial genetic technology can now be used to help save other species under threat as the world edges toward an extinction crisis. On Monday, the Beijing-based company Sinogene Biotechnology unveiled the female wolf clone, named Maya by scientists, marking 100 days … Read more