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Organic Molecule Remnants found in the Nuclei of Ancient Dinosaur Cells
  A team of scientists from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and from the Shandong Tianyu Museum of Nature (STM) have isolated exquisitely preserved cartilage cells in a 125-million-year-old dinosaur from Northeast China that contain nuclei with remnants of orga...
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Decoding Human History with Ancient DNA Decoding Human History with Ancient DNA

  This year is the 20th anniversary of sequencing the human genome. In honor of this event, a research team led by Prof. FU Qiaomei from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences re...
First Enantiornithine with Pintail Elucidates Role of Sexual Selection in Early Bird Plumage First Enantiornithine with Pintail Elucidates R...

  Do you still remember the first time you saw a male peacock show off his beautiful, extravagant tail feathers to potential mates? What was your reaction? Astonished, for sure, but maybe you also wondered how this bird could survive with such ...
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Xinhua: Ancient fossils of new rodent species discovered in NW China Xinhua: Ancient fossils of new rodent species d...
3D reconstruction of the fossil teeth of Yuomys robustus (Photo/Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology)
  Chinese scientists have discovered ancient fossils in Northwest China's Ningxia Hui autonomous region and confirmed the...
Global Times: Fossils of new dinosaur species discovered in Xinjiang, named after Silk Road and Hami Global Times: Fossils of new dinosaur species d...

  (Photo/Courtesy of Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology)
  Chinese palaeontologists, together with a team from Brazil, have discovered two new dinosaur species dated back to 130 million ye...
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