The bird, which sought prey in a part of China 6 million years ago, had eyes shaped in a way that suggest it was not nocturnal like most owls living today.
Organizers of the May race, which claimed 21 lives, face criminal charges and disciplinary action. The man said to bear primary responsibility died in a fall from a high-rise this week.
Some relatives of the runners who died in an recent race are quietly asking whether their loved ones could have been saved.
After 21 runners died during an ultramarathon, will the endurance sport look inward and explore whether it has become too extreme?
The 62-mile mountain race in Gansu Province left athletes in shorts and T-shirts facing freezing rain, hail and high winds.
China’s Covid-19 vaccination campaign got off to a slow start. It is now trying to catch up, through a mixture of freebies and the occasional threat.
China has spent heavily to help its poorest citizens, an approach that few developing countries can afford and even Beijing may struggle to sustain.
The Trump administration’s moves to decouple the two economies means less leverage over Beijing’s green policies.