All-purpose dinosaur opening reconstructed for first time

A reconstruction of Psittacosaurus illustrating how the cloacal vent may have been used for signalling during courtship. Credit: Bob Nicholls/ 2020, used with permission For the first time ever, a team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, have described in detail a dinosaur’s cloacal or vent—the all-purpose opening used for defecation, urination and […]

China is opening the world’s largest radio telescope up to international scientists

Following the collapse of the historic Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, China has opened the biggest radio telescope in the world up to international scientists.  In Pingtang, Guizhou province stands the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST), the largest radio telescope in the world, surpassing the Arecibo Observatory, which stood as the largest in the world […]