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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Debate continues to rage over how much of a population the earth can sustain

    Posted May 25th 2014, 04:25am by Martin Williams

    ... Martin Williams Experts have different views on how much of a population rise the earth can sustain, but many believe the crunch is approaching The population bomb that just keeps ... burgeoning numbers. One of the best known was English clergyman and scholar Thomas Robert Malthus, who in 1798 published An Essay on the Principle of Population, with pronouncements including: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1519237/debate-continues-rage-over-how-much-population-earth-can
  2. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - ARCHITECTURE

    Vertical gardens breathe new life into densely populated Asian cities

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 04:13am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... a prototype, and thus began the greening of some of the most densely populated urban areas on earth. Since his original design was unveiled at the Museum of Science and Industry in Paris in 1988, ... It is important for designers and planners to be thinking about that." To house populations without consuming agricultural land, cities need to become more dense, Hassell said. WOHA's signature ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/interiors-living/article/1337426/vertical-gardens-breathe-new-life-densely-populated-asian
  3. Lifestyle - Technology - GENOMICS

    Gene for salt-tolerant soybeans discovered by Hong Kong professor

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 03:47am by Jessie Lau

    ... of salt leaching into the soil and destroying crops. "There are over 900 million hectares of salt-affected land worldwide." With a rising population, the world is experiencing a shortage ... In an attempt to locate the gene that causes salt tolerance, the team crossbred the two species for seven generations- over a period of seven years- to create a stable genetic population of beans. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1559903/gene-salt-tolerant-soybeans-discovered-hong-kong-professor
  4. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, July 27, 2014

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 03:47am by AGENCIES

    ... Scientists hope that radar technology will help find an Aboriginal burial ground on an Australian island, bringing some closure to the indigenous population. Peter Davies, from Queensland's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1559901/short-science-july-27-2014
  5. Lifestyle - Health

    Osteoarthritis is becoming an increasing problem in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:44am by ALAN YU

    ... Alan Yu alan.yu@scmp.com Osteoarthritis in the knee and other joints is becoming an increasing problem in Hong Kong as the population ages, but treatments are improving, writes Alan Yu ... Yuen writes. Yuen attributes the growing demand for knee replacements to Hong Kong's ageing population- more than 20 per cent of the population is expected to be 65 or older by the early ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1559143/osteoarthritis-becoming-increasing-problem-hong-kong
  6. Lifestyle - Books - TRAVEL

    Book review: The Emperor Far Away, by David Eimer

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by DAVID BARTRAM

    ... culture and mass Han immigration. He also shows how these policies are altering the lives of the 55 recognised- and many more unrecognised- minority populations. Sometimes it's simple. For example in Jinghong, Yunnan province, Han immigration has pushed up house prices to an unaffordable level for many of the local Dai population. Other times it is more pernicious. Billy complains ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1556096/book-review-emperor-far-away-david-eimer
  7. Lifestyle - Technology - Drones

    Everyday drones will soon take to the skies for alls sorts of reasons

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:54am by AFP

    ... rubble, or even perform fanciful functions such as body-temperature surveys of populations to hunt killer outbreaks," said Jack Chow, a former US ambassador and expert on global health ... although regulations strictly limit flights in populated areas. Rural districts remain a more welcoming environment for drone flying, where farms can embrace the technology to evaluate soil ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1556647/everyday-drones-will-soon-take-skies-alls-sorts-reasons
  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Hong Kong's white elephants? Jury still out on Cyberport and Science Park

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 10:39am by Charley Lanyon

    ... developed into a campus covering more than 220,000 square metres, with offices and facilities that now bring in a working population of more than 10,000 people. Part of a three-pronged scheme, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1556997/just-how-useful-have-cyberport-and-science-park-been
  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Cosplay queen just wants to have fun

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by Mathew Scott

    ... among the student population: the path that has led her towards cosplaying is a common one, she believes. As a child, Wong bought comics and was captivated by animation on television ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1556116/cosplay-queen-just-wants-have-fun
  10. Lifestyle - Technology - GENETICS

    Genome sequencing offers glimpse of tipping point for age-related diseases

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:10am by LA TIMES

    ... detailed mitochondrial DNA scans of 1,095 healthy humans from 14 distinct populations across the globe, and found that at least one in five healthy humans carries at least one disease-related ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1552849/genome-sequencing-offers-glimpse-tipping-point-age-related

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