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The peasants bent over to transplant rice seedlings in the fields. (Image by creawebpro form pixabay)

Radiocarbon Dating of Phytolith Reveals that Rice Domestication Began about 10,000 Years Ago[05 31, 2017]

  The peasants bent over to transplant rice seedlings in the fields. (Image by creawebpro form pixabay)
  Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is one of the world's most important staple foods, as it sustains more than half of the global population. Rice f...

A mountain in the Himalayas in Nepal

Researchers Obtain Uppermost Mantle Pn Structure Beneath Tethyan Orogenic Belt[03 28, 2017]

  A mountain in the Himalayas in Nepal (Image by skeeze form pixabay)
  The geologic structures in the Tethyan orogenic belt are complex; they have been subjected to several devastating earthquakes, plate collisions, and subduction-associated...

The sketch map of eastern Irtysh tectonic belt

Researchers Define the Tectonic Texture and Evolution of the Irtysh Tectonic Belt[03 23, 2017]

  The sketch map of eastern Irtysh tectonic belt.(Image by HONG Tao's group)
  Precise geochronological constraints of the Irtysh tectonic belt situated between the Saur Island Arc and the Altay Terrane are crucial to a better understanding o...

Pictures of archaeological samples used in this study. (Images from Cai et al., 2017)

Archaeomagnetic Results from China Reveal Extreme Behavior of the Geomagnetic Field During the Holocene[03 01, 2017]

  Variations of Earth's geomagnetic field during the Holocene are important for understanding centennial to millennial-scale processes of the Earth's deep interior. Through archaeomagnetic study, Prof. Zhu Rixiang's lab at the Institute of Geol...

Outcrop photo showing abundant vuggy porosity in the Camrbian dolostone of the Tarim Basin

Researchers Uncover the Dolomitization Mechanisms of Camrbian Petroleum Reservoirs[12 22, 2016]

  Deeply buried dolostone reservoirs of Cambrian and Precambrian ages are hot targets for present-day exploration in both the Tarim Basin and Sichuan Basin in China, because of their great potential for future discoveries of petroleum resources...

A chain of magnetosomes (image by xmwb.xinmin.cn)

Researchers Find the First Direct Evidence of Co2+ Doped into the...[12 15, 2016]

  A chain of magnetosomes (Image: xmwb.xinmin.cn)
  The biomineralization of magnetite nanocrystals (called magnetosomes) by magnetotactic bacteria (MTB) has attracted intense interest in biology, geology and materials science due to the prec...

Landscape of the Mapamyum geothermal field.

Magnetotellurics Refelcts Partially Melting in the Upper Crust in SW Tibet[12 05, 2016]

  Southwestern Tibet is one of the most environmentally pristine places in the world. The Mapamyum geothermal field is one of the high-temperature geothermal fields in the Himalayan Geothermal Belt (HGB) of the southwest Tibet. The HGB is tecto...

Geographical position of the Massif Central in France.

Researchers Investigate Detrital Zircon Provenances From Southern France to Explore the Evolution of the Variscan...[09 23, 2016]

  Geographical position of the Massif Central in France.(Image: Wikipedia.org)
  In the Southern French Massif Central, the Late Paleozoic sedimentary sequences of the Montagne Noire area provide clues to decipher the successive tectonic even...

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