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World 16 Jan 2021 | 10:02 AM

World's oceans continue to warm, despite reduced carbon emissions

BEIJING, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- Despite reductions in global carbon emissions due to the COVID-19 lockdown, the world's oceans in 2020 were the warmest in recorded history, according to a new study.

World 14 Jan 2021 | 11:13 AM

Dire wolves featured in Game of Thrones distant relative of modern wolves: study

CANBERRA, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- Ancient DNA has revealed that dire wolves which became known after TV series Game of Thrones were only distant relatives of modern wolves.

World 13 Jan 2021 | 2:06 AM

COVID-19 pneumonia lasts longer, causes more damage than typical pneumonia

CHICAGO, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- A study of Northwestern Medicine shows that the severe complications of COVID-19 compared with other pneumonias might be related to the long course of disease rather than more severe disease.

World 12 Jan 2021 | 6:54 PM

More river runoff from Qinghai-Tibet Plateau may not quench thirst of millions downstream: study

BEIJING, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- As Earth's climate continues to grow warmer, increased river runoff in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, known as the roof of the world, has provided more fresh water, but may not quench the growing thirst of millions downstream.

World 09 Jan 2021 | 2:02 AM

Study reveals how one antibody blocks dangerous effects of dengue virus infection

CHICAGO, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) -- Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Michigan (UM) revealed how an antibody called 2B7 neutralizes one specific protein made by dengue virus called NS1, which is short for "non-structural protein 1" and is key to the dengue virus's ability to both replicate and cause disease.