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  1. News - Hong Kong - SCIENCE

    Shaw laureate eyes an even greater prize

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 05:23am by Raquel Carvalho

    ... as "one of the most fascinating detective stories of modern biology". And Walter believes that, of all the fields that could benefit from their findings, they are most optimistic it can ...

  2. News - World - SCIENCE

    The science of slipping on a banana skin, and other Ig Nobel Prize winners

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 11:43pm by AFP

    ... a cat. The Czech Republic, Germany and Zambia won the biology prize for documenting that when dogs defecate and urinate, they prefer to align their body axis with earth's north-south ...

  3. News - World - SCIENCE

    Scientists in Britain produce propane for first time using renewable process

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

    ... to attract investors. To make the propane, the team "hijacked the assembly line" of the biological process of fatty acid synthesis in E coli, introducing a group of enzymes ...

  4. News - World - SCIENCE

    Scientists create fabric that mimics octopus camouflage

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

    ... of cephalopod skin. "Adaptive camouflage is extremely important to this animal group," explained Hanlon, senior scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. ...

  5. News - World - SCIENCE

    US researchers develop method the make mice transparent

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

    ... a rodent-shaped block of gelatin with the organs held in place by connective tissue and a gel used in the procedure. Mice are mainstays of biomedical research because much of their basic biology ...

  6. News - China - SCIENCE

    Bacteria that 'eats' odour could bring end to smelly toilets in China

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:23am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... a bacteriologist with the academy's Chengdu Institute of Biology and lead scientist on the project, said tourists in Sichuan province would be the first to benefit from the technology. The province ...

  7. News - China - SCIENCE

    Is corruption all in the mind?

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 04:02am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... face the same work pressure? Corruption could also be influenced by several social and biological factors, such as financial status and health, Ge added. But if bribe-taking was found to have ...

  8. News - World - SCIENCE

    Quest for cheap, easy medicine monitor may be over as scientists develop simple home dosage test

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 11:25pm by AFP

    ... could be observed with the aid of a digital camera, its Swiss and American developers wrote in the journal Nature Chemical Biology. "The process does not require any laboratory instruments ...

  9. News - World - SCIENCE

    Scientists try captive approach to fighting invasive lionfish

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 10:08pm by AP

    ... a tethered lionfish means that those predators will eat untethered lionfish," said Mark Hixon, a University of Hawaii professor of marine ecology and conservation biology who has studied ... in the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology, Frazer and his fellow researchers stressed that any attempt to train native predators "must be done in a way that minimises threats to humans who share ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SCIENCE

    Inventor's award-winning face-mask filter will help you breathe easy

    Posted May 06th 2014, 03:47am by Johnny Tam

    ... that won the same honours is a food-grade, plant-based capsule coating created by assistant professors Wong Ka-hing and Wang Yi of the university's applied biology and chemical technology ...




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