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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 - LANGUAGES

    The richer we grow the less we use minority tongues, say researchers

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 03:59am by AFP

    ... exceeding the well-known catastrophic loss of biodiversity," the US-European research team wrote in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters. "Small-population languages remaining ... America and Australia, have already experienced many language extinctions," they said. "Nevertheless, small-range and small-population languages still persist in hotspots within ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1586773/richer-we-grow-less-we-use-minority-tongues-say-researchers
  4. Lifestyle - Technology

    Animals at home on the range in Danish zoo project

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:03pm by James King

    ... James King life@scmp.com Cage-free zoo has captive audience The human population is projected to hit nine billion by 2050. That makes Harvard scientist Dr E.O. Wilson's recent proposal that we devote half of the planet to wildlife to avoid a "biological holocaust" on the scale of the dinosaurs' extinction appear fanciful. But a step in the direction ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1590179/animals-home-range-danish-zoo-project
  5. Lifestyle - Books

    The last word on Kurt Wallander

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 12:27pm by Guy Haydon

    ... in Sweden, including those from war-torn Yugoslavia, and other parts of Eastern Europe, Iran and Iraq, and Latin America. This sparked resentment among the nation's then population of 8.5 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1590952/last-word-kurt-wallander
  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Seismic shifts ahead in Japan's anime industry

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 12:27pm by MARK SCHILLING

    ... says, citing everything from manga to cosplay. But with Japan's population greying and shrinking, the standard industry strategy of appealing first and foremost to the home audience, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1590956/seismic-shifts-ahead-japans-anime-industry
  7. Lifestyle - Health

    Course offers intense training for carers of Alzheimer's patients

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 04:57pm by SASHA GONZALAS

    ... It affects about 60 per cent of old-age dementia sufferers and, in its advanced stages, can be fatal. And as our populations age, the incidence of Alzheimer's is expected to increase, according ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1590933/course-offers-intense-training-carers-alzheimers-patients
  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Urban planner marks Hong Kong down

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 10:36am by Christopher Dewolf

    ... will draw from it is a recognition of some of the issues facing Asian cities," he says. With more than half of Asia's population soon expected to live in urban areas, it's necessary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1590219/urban-planner-marks-hong-kong-down
  9. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Now, Big Brother- and his wife- are watching you

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 06:05am by Amy Nip

    ... "incubation" programme- the first year is rent-free, and there is a 50 per cent discount for the following two years. The elderly market is growing in Hong Kong and worldwide as populations around ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1587381/now-big-brother-and-his-wife-are-watching-you
  10. Lifestyle - Books - CENTRAL ASIA

    Book review: Siberia, by Janet M. Hartley

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:12pm by CAMERON DUECK

    ... to the United States in 1867. The expansion of the Russian empire came at the expense of the region's indigenous population, who were convinced through beatings, rapes and killings to pay tribute ... for prisoners and exiles. The state did indeed use banishment to Siberia as a punishment but it wasn't until the early 20th century that exiles accounted for a prominent portion of its population ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1581702/book-review-siberia-janet-m-hartley

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