Researchers from the South China Botanical Garden found that under multiple stresses such as continuous wounding and the combination of wounding and low temperature, changes in phytohormones in response to these stresses activate regulators and structural genes that affect the aroma of oolong tea.
Researchers have developed a dataset for annual global soil respiration at a spatial resolution of 1 square km for the period between 2000 and 2014. More than two-thirds of terrestrial carbon is stored belowground, and a significant amount of the atmospheric carbon dioxide assimilated by plants is respired by roots and microbes in soil, according to the research article published in the journal Science Advances.
Typhoon Nangka, this year's 16th, was observed on Monday and Wednesday using satellite, rocket and drone technology over the South China Sea. The observation was organized by the Shanghai Typhoon Institute of China Meteorological Administration, with several meteorological bureaus, astronomical observatories, research centers, universities and companies such as the Hainan Meteorological Service, the Institute of Atmospheric Physics under Chinese Academy of Sciences and Hong Kong Observatory.
Sri Lanka and China on Wednesday signed a supplementary agreement on a Memorandum of Understanding on water research and technology cooperation, aimed at providing clean drinking water to several areas of the island country, a statement from the Chinese Embassy to Sri Lanka said.
I am honored to have the CAS President's International Fellowship for Special Experts, which offers unique possibilities for foreign scientists to establish and foster collaboration with their colleagues in Chinese research institutions, and in my particular case it was of central importance for establishing first contacts during short visits to finally realize long-term research collaboration.
The old saying "a rolling stone gathers no moss" has evolved over the years, coming to mean that one must keep moving in order to stay fresh and keen, particularly when it comes to a career. But, what about those who are always moving around, doing so to literally only gather moss?
Dr. Bharat Kumar Yerra is from the southern part of India, an astronomer solving stellar puzzles from starlight through telescopes. He is now working at NAOC and is very productive in his research work. He has been in China for six years altogether, with two years as PIFI fellow at NAOC and now a LAMOST fellow at NAOC itself. He tells about his life and work at NAOC and Beijing.
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