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Tag: Chinese Academy of Sciences

Mass Extinction Happened in a Geological ‘Instant’

It took less than 30,000 years and maybe only thousands, to kill more than 90% of sea creatures and most…

Fossils Reveal New Insight on Mesozoic Pollinating Insects

Insect pollination played an important role in the evolution of angiosperms. Little is known, however, about ancient pollination insects and…

Researchers Discover Two New Chinese Dinosaurs: Bannykus and Xiyunykus

Digit reduction occurs many times in tetrapod evolution, and the most famous example is the 'horse series' of North America.…

When Did Animals Leave Their First Footprint on Earth?

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong put the first footprint on the moon. But when did animals leave the first…

Unexpected Burst of Newborn Stars Puzzles Astronomers

Since the limited amount of gas survived from the first bulk star forming process will be quickly expelled within several…

Commensal Radio Astronomy FAST Survey Discovers a Millisecond Pulsar

China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope(FAST), still under commissioning, discovered a radio millisecond pulsar (MSP) coincident with the unassociated gamma-ray…

Exceptionally Preserved Embryos Detail the Life History of a Pterosaur

The pterosaur record is generally poor, and pterosaur eggs are even rarer. Only a handful of isolated occurrences of eggs…