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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Researchers find bird flu can be detected using smell

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 04:29pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter Researchers have discovered that avian flu can be detected in infected birds based on smell. Following on from recent findings that diseases could modify animal odours in subtle ways, the team of scientists then examined how bird flu changed faecal odours in mallard ducks using behavioural and chemical methods. “The fact that a distinctive faecal odour is emitted ...

  2. Lifestyle - Food & Wine - WINE OPINION JANE ANSON

    How birds of prey keep the pests away

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 10:28am by Jane Anson

    ... Jane Anson life@scmp.com Raptors offer low-impact solution for vineyards When a bird in the hand proves its worth Why do vines grow grapes? Clearly, it's not to ensure that we get ... and they have chosen, in nature's wisdom, to wrap their seeds within perfect sugar-filled pouches tantalisingly displayed in easy reach of birds who eat them and eventually pass the seeds, thus ...

  3. 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, ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, October 19, 2014

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 04:35am by AGENCIES

    ... Eagles tuck in their wings for turbulence Soaring eagles tuck in their wings when encountering turbulence to avoid damaging their muscles, scientists suggested. Zoologists at Britain's Oxford University attached a tiny "black box" flight recorder to a captive steppe eagle. Data from 45 flights showed that when the bird was tossed upwards by a gust, it responded ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books

    Rewind book: The Third Policeman, by Flann O'Brien (1967)

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 11:53pm by James Kidd

    ... of fiction after the acclaimed At-Swim-Two-Birds. His desire to flout authority, both legal and literary (our narrator may not be the living, breathing person he seems), baffled publishers in Ireland ...

  6. Magazines - 48hrs - FOOD & WINE

    Roast goose: top five restaurants

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 10:37pm by Bernice Chan, CHARLEY LANYON AND VANESSA YUNG

    ... of the few in Hong Kong that has a licence to use charcoal ovens to roast geese. The birds come from Yue Kee's own farm in Qingyuan City, near Guangzhou where they raise black maned geese, which third-generation owner Jason Ng says are meatier and fresher. The birds are slaughtered across the border and chilled before being transported to Hong Kong. In the summer it takes about 45 minutes to roast ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health

    As Hong Kong's flu seasons looms... 10 tips to avoid catching a cold

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 04:37pm by David Wilson

    ... in its tracks by revving up your immune system and keeping the virus out of your sinuses. With the Hong Kong flu season looming, here are 10 tips on how to do just that. Choose chilli Bite a hot ... Kong, Thailand, Brunei, and Singapore- is used across China and India. It supposedly stopped the 1919 flu epidemic in India. Think zinc The final powerful anti-cold tool is zinc. This essential ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    The exhibitionists

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 10:09pm by Charmaine Chan

    ... JMStyle (various locations; www.jmstyle.com.hk). The Samtid floor lamp, Fillsta pendant lamp and black-and-white cushion were all from Ikea. The bird cushion came from Artisans Angkor ...

  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Tribal pursuit

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 10:09pm by TOM CARTER

    ... a rare bird, we approach carefully, so as not to startle them. The women are laughing and the men are smiling. Their friendliness is unexpected. We misinterpret their cordiality. Tom aims his ...

  10. Lifestyle - Technology - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Disease research lab mishaps rattle scientists and regulators

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

    ... strain of bird flu to scientists at the US Department of Agriculture. To the agricultural team's alarm, every chicken they infected with the virus died. It was only after 21 birds had succumbed that they discovered why: the CDC samples had been contaminated with a strain of highly lethal H5N1 bird flu. Natural outbreaks of the virus have killed hundreds of people in Asia. ...




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