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  1. News - World - SCIENCE

    Humans coexisted with Neanderthals for millennia, new study shows

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 09:45pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Modern humans coexisted with their evolutionary cousins for millennia, a new study shows The Neanderthals next door Far from wiping out the Neanderthals overnight, modern humans rubbed along with their shorter and stockier cousins for thousands of years, giving plenty of time for the two groups to share ideas- and have sex. The most accurate timeline yet ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1578597/humans-coexisted-neanderthals-millennia-new-study-shows
  2. News - World - SCIENCE

    Scientists create fabric that mimics octopus camouflage

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:19pm by AFP

    ... Cephalopods have evolved the ability to quickly survey their surroundings and turn on the right camouflage pattern, choosing from three to five basic templates in their repertoire. "Within ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1577810/scientists-create-fabric-mimics-octopus-camouflage
  3. News - Hong Kong - SCIENCE

    Kids Space Camp lets local youngsters play among the stars

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:03am by Jessie Lau

    ... a variety of new things such as learning how to command a control station and even trying space ice cream. "There are many flavours … it melts right when it touches your mouth," he said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1571560/kids-space-camp-lets-local-youngsters-play-among-stars
  4. Lifestyle - Books - SCIENCE

    Book review: Smashing Physics, by Jon Butterworth

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 12:46pm by GDN

    ... They certainly deserved it, but, as Butterworth says, it's a pity the experimenters who actually proved the theoreticians were right have not shared the Nobel glory. Butterworth extols the virtues ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1569125/book-review-smashing-physics-jon-butterworth
  5. News - World - SCIENCE

    Siberian crater may have been caused by methane gas, scientists say

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 04:23am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... The Washington Post Scientists say cause of Siberian crater may be methane, a greenhouse gas far worse than CO2 Hole in ice has ominous implications for future Researchers have long contended that the epicentre of global warming is also farthest from the reach of humanity. It's in the barren landscapes of the frozen North, where the sun barely rises in the winter ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1568448/siberian-crater-may-have-been-caused-methane-gas-scientists-say
  6. News - World - SCIENCE

    US researchers develop method the make mice transparent

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 08:54pm by AP

    ... is similar to ours and they can be altered in ways that simulate human diseases. Scientists have been able to make tissues transparent to some degree for a century, and in recent years several fresh ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1564369/us-researchers-develop-method-make-mice-transparent
  7. News - World - SCIENCE

    Asteroid’s bad timing wiped out unlucky dinosaurs, says UK researcher

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:49pm by GDN

    ... the catastrophic asteroid impact that ended their reign had it slammed into earth at a "more convenient time", a scientist has claimed. And if it had, humans would probably not exist. The violent ... if dinosaurs didn't go extinct, then mammals would have never had their opportunity to blossom. So if it wasn't for that asteroid, then humans probably wouldn't be here." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1561298/asteroids-bad-timing-wiped-out-unlucky-dinosaurs-says-uk-researcher
  8. News - World - SCIENCE

    Friends share similar genes, researchers find, but they're not sure why

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 11:29pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Does DNA determinewho your friends are? You may be more similar to your friends than you think- a study suggests that the DNA code tends to be more alike between friends than between strangers. That's beyond the effect of shared ethnicity, researchers say. And it could be important for theories about human evolution, says James Fowler ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1554996/friends-share-similar-genes-researchers-find-theyre-not-sure-why
  9. News - China - SCIENCE

    Guangdong ape men could be older than Peking Man: archaeologists

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 03:30pm

    ... in Guangdong indicate that the apemen who used them could be earlier than Peking Man, one of the earliest human ancestors in China. Archaeologists working in Mount Modao have uncovered more than 350 ... it’s possible they lived 700,000 to 800,000 years ago. But archaeologists haven’t yet found any fossils of the apemen, which makes further discussions about early human ancestors in Guangdong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1551076/guangdong-apemen-could-be-older-peking-man-archaeologists
  10. News - World - SCIENCE

    More than 100 scientists threaten to boycott 'premature' project to study brain

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 11:39pm by GDN

    ... 'doomed' human brain project The world's largest project to unravel the mysteries of the human brain has been thrown into crisis with more than 100 leading researchers threatening to boycott the effort amid accusations of mismanagement and fears that it is doomed to failure. The European Commission launched the €1.2 billion (HK$12.6 billion) Human Brain Project (HBP) last year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1548867/more-100-scientists-threaten-boycott-premature-project-study-brain

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