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Ancient DNA Unveils Important Missing Piece of Human History </br>New Ancient Genomic Research Reveals Information about Human history in China
  Newly released genomes from Neolithic East Asia have unveiled a missing piece of human prehistory. In a new study in Science, a research team led by Qiaomei Fu, a professor at the Molecular Paleontology Lab at the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP), used advanced ancient D...
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How did birds survive the Cretaceous Mass Extinction: A Secret hidden within their tiny teeth How did birds survive the Cretaceous Mass Extin...

  In the Cretaceous mass extinction 65million years ago, evergreen plants started to decline and died out in the darkness due to asteroid collision and extensive volcanic activities.
  This great catastrophic event further led to the extincti...
Six Million year old bird skeleton from the edge of the Tibetan Plateau points to arid past Six Million year old bird skeleton from the edg...

  Researchers from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have found a new species of sandgrouse in six to nine million-year-old rocks in Gansu Province in western China. The new...
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Xinhua:Ancient DNA reveals genetic history of East Asians Xinhua:Ancient DNA reveals genetic history of E...

  BEIJING -- Chinese researchers reported on Friday that an analysis of sequenced ancient genomes revealed a major episode of admixture of ancient humans in East Asia, suggesting that population movement played a profound role in the early gene...
Xinhua:Diet evolution may have helped birds survive Cretaceous mass extinction Xinhua:Diet evolution may have helped birds sur...

  BEIJING, April 28 (Xinhua) -- Chinese scientists have revealed that the evolution of diet may have helped birds survive the Cretaceous mass extinction of species, according to a study published online in the journal BMC Evolutionary Biology.
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