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  1. News - China - SCIENCE

    Scientists in Yunnan unlock secrets of 'magical' microbe-killing plant

    Posted Nov 28th 2014, 05:40am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... power” of ma qian was known to few people outside the local Dai population. “I had never heard of it until I came to Xishuangbanna,” Zhang said. “It is totally new to the rest of China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1650505/scientists-yunnan-unlock-secrets-magical-microbe-killing-plant
  2. News - World - SCIENCE

    US researchers find DNA of domestic cats closely related to wild felines

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 04:29am by MCT

    ... that depicts domestic cats as not that far removed from wild cat populations,” said senior author Wes Warren, an associate professor of genomics at the Genome Institute at Washington University in St ... However, it was not the only reason. “Most importantly, some continue to interbreed with wild cat populations,” Warren said. When examining the cat’s genetic make-up, the researchers found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1637863/us-researchers-find-dna-domestic-cats-closely-related-wild-felines
  3. News - Hong Kong - SCIENCE

    China is the rising star in science, say Shaw Prize winners

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:03am by Raquel Carvalho

    ... that the city's wealth would be translated into investment for universities. "Wealth depends on a highly educated [population]. It seems natural to me that Hong Kong should want to preserve its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1600422/china-rising-star-science-say-shaw-prize-winners
  4. News - World - SCIENCE

    Scientists in Britain produce propane for first time using renewable process

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:57pm by GDN

    ... resource and as our population continues to grow we are going to have to come up with new ways to meet increasing energy demands. It is a substantial challenge, however, to develop a renewable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1584619/scientists-britain-produce-propane-first-time-using-renewable-process
  5. News - World - SCIENCE

    Humans coexisted with Neanderthals for millennia, new study shows

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

    ... Neanderthals disappeared from Europe," said lead researcher Tom Higham. "Our results suggest there was a mosaic of populations." Scientists already know from DNA evidence ... non-African human populations originates from Neanderthals. "In a way our close cousins, as Neanderthals are, aren't extinct," Higham said. "They carry on in us today." ...

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

    British scientists modify mosquitoes to breed mostly males, in fight against malaria

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 09:28pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Gene switch that ensures most of insect's eggs produce males, causing plunge in populations, is hailed as 'quantum leap' in disease fight Modified mosquitoes could wipe out malaria Scientists have hailed the genetic modification of mosquitoes that could crash the insect's populations as a "quantum leap" that will make a substantial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1530276/british-scientists-modify-mosquitoes-breed-mostly-males-fight-against
  7. News - World - SCIENCE

    Queensland university develops ‘super banana’ for Africa

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 09:15pm by AFP

    ... science can make a massive difference here by enriching staple crops such as Ugandan bananas with pro-vitamin A and providing poor and subsistence-farming populations with nutritionally rewarding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1534170/queensland-university-develops-super-banana-africa-gates-foundation-help
  8. News - World - SCIENCE

    Drug-resistant bacteria found in Canadian grocery store squid

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 05:30am by WASHPOST

    ... published on Wednesday. "This finding means a much broader segment of the population is potentially at risk for exposure. It's something you may be bringing into your home rather than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1531016/drug-resistant-bacteria-found-canadian-grocery-store-squid
  9. News - World - SCIENCE

    Learning second language may delay dementia, Scottish study finds

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 09:55pm by MCT

    ... or through migration or marriage to a member of another linguistic community. Many never reach native-like perfection," the study authors pointed out. "For this population ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1524765/learning-second-language-may-delay-dementia-scottish-study-finds
  10. Lifestyle - Books - SCIENCE

    Book review: The Knowledge, by Lewis Dartnell

    Posted May 25th 2014, 03:42pm by GDN

    ... roads and buildings will fall apart dismayingly quickly. This all assumes some kind of disaster will destroy all stored knowledge but leave a breeding population of humans alive to carry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1518618/book-review-knowledge-lewis-dartnell

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