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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MACROSCOPE

    Our minds are preoccupied with tiny risks, ignoring the real challenges

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 02:51pm by DAVID DODWELL

    ... upsurge in deaths from pneumonia. Worldwide, up to 5 million people every year fall victim to one severe flu or another, and up to 500,000 die. During the Sars outbreak in 2003, 8,000 people fell ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581134/our-minds-are-preoccupied-tiny-risks-ignoring-real
  2. News - Hong Kong - Spirit of Hong Kong 2014

    For one cerebral palsy sufferer, doing art is the best medicine

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 09:45pm by Annemarie Evans

    ... his favourite topic: freedom. These days, Cheung, 56, is confined to a wheelchair and grows weaker from cerebral palsy. He likes to paint vibrant images of birds as well- revelling in the idea ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/article/1580599/one-cerebral-palsy-sufferer-doing-art-best-medicine
  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Troubled waters: huge Poyang Lake dam 'back on the agenda'

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 04:37am by Li Jing

    ... a unique habitat for many rare birds. It offers a winter habitat for nearly 98 per cent of all Siberian cranes. The lake is also home to the highly endangered Yangtze finless porpoise, of which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580458/troubled-waters-huge-poyang-lake-dam-back-agenda
  4. News - Hong Kong

    Human placenta 'biscuits' being sold in Hong Kong shops, despite ban

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 04:52am by Kylie Knott, MICHELLE TOH

    ... off evil spirits, while in Yemen it is placed on the roof of a family home so birds can eat it- the idea being that it will guarantee love between the parents. In Turkey, the proper disposal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580228/human-placenta-available-chinese-medicine-shops-causeway-bay
  5. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1580100/scientists-britain-blow-hole-theory-thieving-magpies
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1580101/short-science-august-24-2014
  7. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Trouble in paradise: Langkawi struggles to hold onto Unesco geopark status

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 11:17pm by Leisa Tyler

    ... THE ISSUES facing the park, the one that gains the most attention from naturalists is the feeding of eagles. Langkawi is home to brahminy kites (also known as red-backed sea eagles), a rusty red bird with finger-like-feather-tipped wings and snow-white bellies. Feeding the birds has become one of Langkawi's most popular tourist activities. Abdullah, a short, happy man with a cigar smoker's husky voice, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1577608/langkawi-victim-its-own-success
  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - FOOD

    Book: Au Pied de Cochon Sugar Shack

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 11:15pm by Susan Jung

    ... his first book, Au Pied de Cochon, and love the quirky illustrations (mostly of pigs, birds, seafood and other ingredients) and photos, one of which turns food porn on its head: it shows ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1576936/book-au-pied-de-cochon-sugar-shack
  9. 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). ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1576746/settling
  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Artist Cai Guoqiang gets more bang for his bucks

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 10:53pm by Fionnuala McHugh

    ... artists, he's known for his use of gunpowder and in the "Bird's Nest" stadium on the auspicious night of August 8, 2008, the declaration that China had spectacularly arrived ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1579154/artist-cai-guoqiang-gets-more-bang-his-bucks

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