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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 - Technology - RESEARCH

    Study linking narcolepsy to flu vaccine retracted

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

    ... Reuters in London Study on sleep disorder link retracted Scientists who believed they had started to decipher links between a GlaxoSmithKline H1N1 pandemic flu vaccine and the sleep ... suggested narcolepsy can sometimes be triggered by a scientific phenomenon known as "molecular mimicry", offering a possible explanation for its link to GSK's "swine flu ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - ORNITHOLOGY

    Scientists from Britain blow hole in theory of thieving magpies

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:30am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Scientists blow hole in theory of thieving magpies Magpies, black and white birds which for generations have been known as jewellery thieves, are in fact wary of shiny objects, a myth-busting study has claimed. In a series of experiments, British animal behaviourists found that, far from being kleptomaniacs, the birds were in fact fearful of unknown objects. ...

  5. 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, ...

  6. Magazines - 48hrs - MUSIC

    GiliGulu, a new album compilation, aims to popularise local indie music- and food

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:54pm by Bernice Chan

    ... participating include lo-fi alternative rockers Dada Baba, alt-metal band Chock Ma, and Cantonese reggae sextet Sensi Lion. One track is called Bird Speech, and evokes the atmosphere of Bird Street ...

  7. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, August 24, 2014

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:30am by AFP

    ... where it, along with other foreign diseases like whooping cough, chicken pox and flu killed millions of indigenous Americans who had no immunity. The latest data revealed that TB "may have ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books

    Natural-born killer brings grieving author back to life

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:02am by Guy Haydon

    ... detailing his unsuccessful efforts to train his bird, Gos- fired her imagination for falconry as an eight year-old and later inspired her own attempt. The Cambridge university historian, poet ... her own bird, Mabel. Macdonald drives to Scotland and pays £800 for a goshawk- "Thirty ounces of death in a feathered jacket"- and becomes mesmerised as it is carefully removed from ...

  9. News - World - PALAEONTOLOGY

    As a wide as a small plane: fossil bird with 6.4 metre wingspan unearthed

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 10:47pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Giant bird had wingspan of small plane Fossilised bones uncovered in the US state of South Carolina belonged to the largest flying bird in history, with a wingspan of 6.4 metres, equal to that of a very small plane, a new study says. The wingspan of Pelagornis sandersi was twice as wide as that of biggest modern-day flying bird, the royal albatross, ...

  10. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Settling in

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 11:15pm by Catherine Shaw

    ... per set. The feathers and birds in trees were handpainted for HK$5,000 by local artist/illustrator Karl Hung (Sing Win Factory Building, 15 Shing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, tel: 2345 9989). ...




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