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Tiny 13,500-year-old bird statuette shows origins of Chinese art
A tiny statuette of a bird carved from burnt bone about 13,500 years ago reveals the origins of Chinese art, embodying a style different from prehistoric three-dimensional artwork by people in other parts of the world, researchers said on Wednesday.
Researchers in Chile unearth 74 million year old mammal teeth
Chilean and Argentine researchers have unearthed teeth in far-flung Patagonia belonging to a mammal that lived 74 million years ago, the oldest such remains yet discovered in the South American country, the Chilean Antarctic Institute reported on Thursday.
Baby dragons take their bow in a Slovenian cave
Three rare aquatic creatures known as baby dragons are going on display in an aquarium at Slovenia’s Postojna Cave, one of the country’s biggest tourist attractions.
World’s largest green turtle colony nearly twice as big as thought
The world’s largest population of nesting green turtles is nearly twice as big as previously thought, scientists said on Wednesday, after drones enabled better surveys of the animals.
Scientists create embryo-like research model from human stem cells
Scientists have used human embryonic stem cells to create an embryo-like research model to help them study some of the earliest stages of human development.
China set to complete Beidou network rivalling GPS in global navigation
The Chinese Beidou navigation network will be complete this month when its final satellite goes into orbit, giving China greater independence from U.S.-owned GPS and heating up competition in a sector long dominated by the United States.
Russia’s space chief complains about American jokes
Americans should show more respect for Russia’s space program after relying on it for nine years as the only way to send U.S. astronauts into orbit, the head of Russia’s space agency said.
Robot built for Japan’s aging workforce finds coronavirus role
Mira Robotics developed its “ugo” robot to reinforce greying Japan’s shrinking workforce, but as the coronavirus threat persists, the Japanese startup is offering its machine as a tool in the fight against the outbreak, the company’s CEO said.
Pandemic offers scientists unprecedented chance to ‘hear’ oceans as they once were
Eleven years ago, environmental scientist Jesse Ausubel dreamed aloud in a commencement speech: What if scientists could record the sounds of the ocean in the days before propeller-driven ships and boats spanned the globe?
Ground-penetrating radar reveals splendor of ancient Roman city
In a glimpse into the future of archeology, researchers have used ground-penetrating radar to map an entire ancient Roman city, detecting remarkable details of buildings still deep underground including a temple and a unique public monument.