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Mining Microalgae To Reduce Carbon Emissions

A new machine learning-powered method is speeding up how scientists study microalgal cell factories and their carbon cycling functions.
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Digging Up The Genetic Origins Of Inner Asia’s Mummies

Genomic analysis of the Tarim Basin mummies has revealed their origins as a local group in China's Xinjiang region, rather than a migratory population.
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The Explosive Truth Behind China’s Dynastic Collapses

Sudden climatic shocks caused by volcanic eruptions contributed to the downfall of China's dynasties, especially when combined with pre-existing societal instability.

Shining Light On Why Beetles Glow

The discovery of a a 99 million year old amber fossil from Myanmar offers insight into how and why beetles began to glow.
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Signs of Supereruptions: The Magma Beneath Toba

By combining geologic dating with computer modeling, scientists have discovered that constant magma build-up fueled Toba’s supereruptions, the largest in Earth’s history.

An Afternoon Nap A Day May Keep Dementia At Bay

Afternoon napping is linked to better mental agility, locational awareness, verbal fluency and working memory, according to researchers from China.

Storing Big Data In A Tiny Space

By combining graphene oxide with upconversion nanoparticles, researchers have found a way to store large amounts of data on an optical disk.

Hu Hailan Wins 2022 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women In Science Award

For her research on the neurobiology of depression, Professor Hu Hailan was named among the five 2022 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women In Science awardees.

Under Quantum Lock And Key

China leads the world in quantum key distribution (QKD) technology, which promises to lay the foundations for an ‘unhackable’ quantum internet.