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IVPP Professor Chang Mee-mann Named One of Five L’Oréal-UNESCO Outstanding Women in Science
  Paleontologist Dr. CHANG Meemann (ZHANG Miman), a senior professor of Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP), Chinese Academy of Sciences, is recently honoured by UNESCO and the L'Oréal Foundation as one of five outstanding female scientists from around the world for “her pioneering work on fossil reco...
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Genome-wide Data from a 40,000-year-old Man in China Reveals Complicated Genetic History of Asia Genome-wide Data from a 40,000-year-old Man in ...

  The biological makeup of humans in East Asia is shaping up to be a very complex story, with greater diversity and more distant contacts than previously known, according to a new study [1] in Current Biology analyzing the genome of a man that...
Research on <i>Gomphotherium</i> Research on Gomphotherium

  For a long time, gomphotheres are considered to be the key link in proboscidean evolution. They are deemed as the ancestral stock of the true elephantids surviving now. The origins of stegodontids, rhynchotheres and cuvieroniines are believed...
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BBC News:New evidence on how birds took to the air BBC News:New evidence on how birds took to the...

  Skeletal changes that helped birds take to the air happened 120 million years ago, during the hey day of dinosaurs, according to a specimen from China.
  Features such as fused bones were thought to be present only in relatively advanced bi...
New Scientist:Weird fish fossil changes the story of how we moved onto land New Scientist:Weird fish fossil changes the sto...

  The evolutionary story we have written to explain our ancestors’ move from sea to land may need a rethink. A fossil fish from this era has been discovered with several of the features of land animals – yet it was only distantly related to t...
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