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China buries memories of violent Cultural Revolution 50 years later

Zhang Hongbing (left) inspects his mothers grave with his maternal uncle and his younger bother. (Photo: Xiso Xilan) BEIJING — When Zhang Hongbing was a young man during China’s Cultural Revolution, his loyalty to Communist Party Chairman Mao Zedong knew no bounds. He even denounced his mother for speaking ill of the iconic ...

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30 years after Chernobyl, camera study reveals wildlife abundance in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Thirty years ago, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Pripyat, Ukraine, became the site of the world’s largest nuclear accident. While humans are now scarce in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, continued studies–including a just-published camera study conducted by researchers from the University of Georgia’s Savannah River Ecology Laboratory–validate findings that ...

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Fossil of ‘early spider’ discovered; 305 million years old

A team of researchers has discovered the fossil of a 305-million-year-old arachnid, which will help scientists to understand more about the early origins of modern-day spiders. The new species, named Idmonarachne brasieri in honour of Professor Martin Brasier, University of Oxford, who passed away in December 2014, was found in ...

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