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The National Astronomical Observatories (NAO) under the Chinese Academy of Sciences announced on October 10 that China’s FAST, the 500-Meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope, has for the first time detected several dozen pulsars, six of which have been verified internationally.

Yao Tandong, a mainland geographer and academician from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, was awarded the 2017 Vega Medal, the “Nobel Prize in geography,” on January 4, the first Asian scientist to receive the prize.

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