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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Clam diggers' use of salt to lure prey damaging coastal ecology, conservationists say

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... to animals. Dr Paul Shin Kam-shing, of City University's department of biology and chemistry, said the salt would alter the "micro-habitat" instantly, possibly wiping out any organism ...

  2. Lifestyle - Technology - EDUCATION

    United States researcher develops adjustable school textbooks

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 04:41am by WASHPOST

    ... book," said Richard Baraniuk, founder of OpenStax, which received a US$9 million grant to develop a prototype textbook for biology and physics. "Because I understand things in a different ...

  3. News - World - GAZA

    Mohammed Deif: the ‘cat with nine lives’ leading Hamas fighters

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 09:57pm by AFP

    ... career as a militant before then. His involvement with the Islamist movement in Gaza began in the 1980s when, as a biology student close to the Muslim Brotherhood, he headed the Islamists' ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER AFFAIRS

    Greenpeace says lack of controls over GM foods in Hong Kong 'frightening'

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:25am by Ernest Kao and Sarah Karacs

    ... Though the rice is certified biologically safe, it has not been approved for cultivation or commercial purposes. It is illegal to commercially grow or sell GM rice on the mainland ... professor at Polytechnic University's applied biology and chemical technology department, said the biggest problem was not GM food per se, but unapproved GM food imports, from the mainland ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Failing to grasp dire consequences of Africa's wildlife trade

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:26am by LETTERS

    ... of poachers, but hum with the enormous diversity of life that is our collective trust. Timothy C. Bonebrake, assistant professor, school of biological sciences, University of Hong Kong ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    45 hectares in Ma On Shan Country Park set aside for nature after U-turn

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... that would have been zoned as green belt under the previous proposal. Another 1.79 hectares will be designated for village house development. The change was made after considering a biological survey ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Time for a hand in marriage

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... have undergone a full sex-change operation can marry in their chosen sex. Chen says this should help change the conventional view of marriage as the domain of biological men and women ...

  8. News - Asia - SURROGACY

    Surrogate 'insisted' she keep Gammy

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 02:50am by AP

    ... a 21-year-old food vendor with two young children of her own, had accused the boy's biological parents, Wendy and David Farnell, of leaving her with the infant while taking his healthy twin sister, ...

  9. News - Asia - SURROGACY

    Hong Kong man says he fathered 12 surrogate babies in Thailand

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 10:52pm by KYODO, AP

    ... previously thought, reports said yesterday. Following the discovery in a Bangkok condominium of nine surrogate infants and toddlers believed to share the same Japanese biological father, the man- ...

  10. Lifestyle - Technology - BIOLOGY

    Scientists uncover what goes on when we eat magic mushrooms

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 01:29am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Scientists discover the biological basis for mind expansion under influence of psilocybin What goes on when we eat magic mushrooms Scientists studying the effects ... post-traumatic stress disorder. People who use psychedelic drugs often describe "expanded consciousness", including vivid imagination and dream-like states. To explore the biological basis ...




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