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Couples, friends show similarity in personality traits after all
Friends and romantic partners tend to have certain characteristics in common, such as age, education, and even intelligence -- and yet, research has long suggested that personality isn't one of these commonalities.
Beijing MST Radar detection of the lower, middle and upper atmosphere
Beijing MST Radar proves to operate at an internationally advanced level in terms of its detecting capability and data quality, and will continue to play a significant role in studies of lower-, middle- and upper-atmosphere dynamics.

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