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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. News - World - SCIENCE

    Scientists search for chickens that like to fry

    Posted May 06th 2014, 08:38pm by NYT

    ... increase food production" to accommodate larger populations and a growing demand for meat, said US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. That means efforts like the one in which Professor Carl ... added, citing global-population estimates for 2050. Warmer temperatures can create huge problems for animals farmed for food. Turkeys are vulnerable to a condition that makes their breast meat ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1505977/scientists-search-chickens-fry
  7. News - World - SCIENCE

    EU survey finds its bees in far better shape than was feared

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 08:42pm by Reuters

    ... on Monday. By comparison, United States beekeepers lost nearly a third of their colonies last winter as part of a largely unexplained decline in the population that could affect food supplies. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1469577/european-union-survey-finds-its-bees-far-better-shape-was-feared
  8. News - World - SCIENCE

    Some people just don’t like music, research in Spain and Canada shows

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 10:16pm by NYT

    ... of the population has amusia. Others, particularly those with depressive disorders and neurodegenerative diseases, suffer from general anhedonia- a pronounced deficit in experiencing pleasure from widely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1443048/some-people-just-dont-music-research-spain-and-canada-shows
  9. News - World - SCIENCE

    ‘Montana boy’ linked to Asian exodus and native Americans

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 09:17pm by AFP

    ... and shed light on the settlement of the last continent to be populated by modern humans. After decoding the child's genome, an international team of experts said they can confirm that modern ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1427266/montana-boy-linked-asian-exodus-and-native-americans
  10. News - World - SCIENCE

    Brain roadblock affects dyslexics, says study that contradicts current theories

    Posted Dec 06th 2013, 11:07pm by AFP

    ... or the brain's inability to understand the interaction of sounds and symbols that form language. Dyslexia is a learning disability that affects about 10 per cent of the population and occurs among people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1374832/brain-roadblock-affects-dyslexics-says-study-contradicts-current-theories

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