Giant Chinese paddlefish declared extinct after surviving 150 million years

Beijing — Scientists say a giant fish species that managed to survive at least 150 million years has been completely wiped out by human activity. Research published in the Science of The Total Environment this week says the giant Chinese paddlefish, also known as the Chinese swordfish, is officially extinct.

The monster fish, one of the largest freshwater species in the world with lengths up to 23 feet, was once common in China’s Yangtze River. Due to its speed it was commonly referred to in China as the “water tiger.”

A model of a giant Chinese paddlefish is seen on display in Chongqing, China.
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Você pode achar baratas nojentas ou até ter medo delas, mas nem em toda parte do mundo uma aparição surpresa do inseto é capaz de fazer alguém gritar ou até mesmo subir na cadeira. Na China, a relação entre homens e baratas é bem diferente, e bilhões delas são criadas em fábricas todos os anos. Por incrível que pareça, até um sistema de inteligência artificial especifíco foi criado para garantir o “bem-estar” delas, e tudo em nome da medicina.

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Astragalus Root – Health, Immune System and Anti-Aging Benefits






Astragalus root is an herb that’s tremendously important in traditional Chinese medicine. It is known for its many health benefits, especially its potential to slow the aging process. Research has revealed this herb may have the ability to encourage healthy function of the heart, lungs, kidneys, and liver. It has also been shown to support normal cholesterol and blood pressure and encourage a healthy response to psychological stress. Because of its many qualities, astragalus root is frequently used to enhance therapies for various health issues.[1]

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Directed by Edward Burger
Country: China
Year: 2010

Alms is a cinematic tour through a remote, 1,200-year-old Chan monastery in the mountains of southern China, where a group of cloistered monks devote themselves to meditation practice. Narrated by the monastery’s dianzuo, or head chef, the documentary follows the monks’ daily lives as they gather local fuel and harvest vegetables from the temple grounds. From cultivation and meal preparation to consumption and food storage, each step of the food process—as you come to see so vividly in the film—both sustains the community as a whole and nourishes the path toward inner development.

Inside out: How meditation and mindfulness are helping Hongkongers heal themselves

 Thich Nhat Hanh

Every Sunday, Mak Sze-chai, a first year anthropology student at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), visits the Plum Village in Lantau Island for a whole day of meditation training, or Day of Mindfulness. Plum Village is a monastic community founded by the Zen master, Thich Nhat Hanh, but the Day of Mindfulness activities are open to people of all backgrounds and religions. Leer Más