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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Prevention key to containing new avian flu outbreak

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by ERNIE YAP

    ... alert. Avian influenza, or bird flu, is an infectious disease of birds caused by viruses of the same family that causes the "flu" in humans. They are, however, not identical and have ... to controlling new avian flu The unexpected outbreak of influenza A(H7N9) on the mainland marks the first time the virus has been detected in humans. By last night, there were 18 confirmed cases, ...

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    Galapagos study a timely reminder of the genius of Alfred Russel Wallace

    Posted May 04th 2014, 04:22am by Martin Williams

    ... Though Darwin's name has become tied to evolution, Wallace did make another major discovery. During a brief stay on Bali, he found birds much as on Java. Making a sea crossing of less than 20 miles to the east, to Lombok, he was surprised to encounter "a totally different set of species", such as cockatoos. Beyond, in Timor, there was a higher proportion of birds ...

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    How to tell when scientific 'breakthroughs' are bogus

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 05:05am by Martin Williams

    ... I believe the "who pays the piper calls the tune" principle applies to environmental impact assessments, which are paid for by would-be developers. Indeed, when conducting a bird survey for an EIA, I told the proponent that he owned an area of outstanding biodiversity, and afterwards was wryly amused when birds were excluded from the next round of surveys. Another point that may seem ...

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    When dinosaurs gave way to the birds

    Posted Jun 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... Martin Williams Stunning feathered fossils unearthed from a 'Mesozoic Pompeii' in Liaoning offer insights into the dawn of bird life Goodbye dinosaurs, and hello birds ... bird fossil from China had become world news. Known as the "holy Confucius bird", it was said to be almost as old as the first known bird, Archaeopteryx, but differed partly as its ...

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    Snowden's leak about spies tapping apps fires tech privacy debate

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 02:07am by GUARDIAN

    ... the functionality of their products. Snowden's leaks have revealed that apps like Angry Birds and others collect far more information about consumers than they would expect. This has been a point ... the producer of Angry Birds, have for your specific location every time you decide to fling a pig at a bird? Conversely and more worryingly, if producers are making money from the on-sale of that data, ...

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    China faces monumental challenges in tackling environmental degradation

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 03:23am by Martin Williams

    ... Martin Williams Officials are aware of the problem but proposals such as turning coal into synthetic natural gas do not help the cause China's challenge to clean up its filthy environment I first came to China in 1985 to study bird migration at Beidaihe, on the coast east of Beijing. There was little traffic in the town, where carts pulled by donkeys carried bricks ...

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    Silencing of spring puts human soul at peril

    Posted Oct 14th 2012, 12:00am by GUARDIAN

    ... Jay Griffiths As we inch closer to silent spring predicted in classic book, we create a dead zone of the mind Muting the music of nature putsour souls at peril No chittering, no fluting, no chissicking. The bleak silence of a spring without its birds is the central image of Rachel Carson's most famous work. Since the publication of Silent Spring 50 years ago, humanity has continued ...

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    The campaign to save Lung Mei goes far beyond its unglamorous shores

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... 1980s, I was taken to Shuen Wan Marsh, east of Tai Po Market, to see an oriental stork- a global rarity that was a highlight among more than 200 bird species recorded in the area. During ...



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