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China claims to build new scientific observation station in Tibet

The CAS has set up permanent observation stations in lake Namtso, the Nyingchi area and Mount Everest known locally as Qomolangma.The station, which will cover 2,600 square meters, is expected to be constructed in October in Deshing village of Metok County.

NASA spacecraft completes 40,000 Mars orbits

 This view of Martian surface features shaped by effects of winds was captured by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on Jan. 4, 2015. The spacecraft has been orbiting Mars since March 2006. On Feb. 7, 2015, it completed its 40,000th orbit around Mars. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter passed a mission milestone of 40,000 orbits on Feb. 7, 2015, in its ninth year of returning information about the atmosphere, surface and subsurface of Mars, from equatorial to polar latitudes.

Discovery of young supermassive black holes challenges current theory

This artist's impression shows a growing supermassive black hole located at the center of a galaxy's core. Photo: File

Astronomers at Yale University have discovered what appear to be three fast-growing supermassive black holes in a relatively young, still-forming galaxy.

How big is the biggest star we have ever found?

 Spot the biggest. Rutherford Observatory The universe is such a big place that it is easy to get baffled by the measurements that astronomers make. The size of UY Scuti, possibly one of the largest stars we have observed to date, is certainly baffling.

New species of ancient rhinoceros found in Tibet

The woolly rhinoceros had a flattened horn that could have been useful for sweeping away snow to reach vegetation. (Julie Naylor, AFP/Getty Images / September 3, 2011)

Searching across the Tibetan plateau, paleontologists have discovered a species of woolly rhinoceros that may be an ancestor of the great ice age beasts that roamed the plains of North America, Europe and Asia.

Human ancestors got a grip on tools 3 million years ago

Top row: a selection of metacarpal bones. Bottom row: CT scans of the same specimens, showing the structure inside (Image: T.L. Kivell)Move over Homo habilis, you're being dethroned. A growing body of evidence – the latest published this week – suggests that our "handy" ancestor was not the first to use stone tools.

Buddhism and Science: Can Science and Buddhism Agree?

Predictions of Cosmic Consciousness

Arri Eisen is a professor at Emery University who has traveled to Dharamsala, India, to teach science to Tibetan Buddhist monks. He writes about his experiences at Religion Dispatches. In "Teaching the Dalai Lama’s Monks: Better Religion Through Science," Eisen writes that a monk told him “I am studying modern science because I believe it can help me understand my Buddhism better.” It was a statement, Eisen says, that turned his worldview on its head.

Earth's surprise inside: Geologists unlock mysteries of the planet's inner core

 A research team from the University of Illinois and colleagues in China found earth's inner core has an inner core of its own, with crystals aligned in a different direction. Credit: Lachina Publishing Services  Read more at: waves are helping scientists to plumb the world's deepest mystery: the planet's inner core.

Telescopes to show universe soon after Big Bang

This galaxy, as seen by Hubble, is 50 million light years away. The new telescopes promise even sharper images.

It may not be possible to travel back in time, but seeing stars and galaxies as they looked millions or even billions of years ago is no problem thanks to telescopes, the closest thing we have to time machines.

NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter watches comet fly near

 Artist's concept of NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech The longest-lived robot ever sent to Mars came through its latest challenge in good health, reporting home on schedule after sheltering behind Mars from possible comet dust.


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