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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - ENERGY

    Method of extracting natural gas may contaminate drinking water

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Fracking can foul drinking water New evidence shows that fracking may contaminate drinking water, according to a study. Researchers at Duke University in the US state of North Carolina analysed 141 drinking water samples from private wells across the gas-rich Marcellus shale basin in the state of Pennsylvania. They found concentrations of methane were six times ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1271913/method-extracting-natural-gas-may-contaminate-drinking-water
  2. Lifestyle - Technology - RESEARCH

    Zebrafish helps push the frontiers of research

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... of drinking water. Water authorities in other countries have put the 2.5 cm-long silvery fish to a similar use. But that is just one of many services zebrafish have performed for science ... and a bacterium called Vibrio fischeri to monitor the city's drinking water and detect toxins. Additional reporting by Alex Lo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1224818/zebrafish-helps-push-frontiers-research
  3. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites

    Posted Sep 10th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com   Mini water-purification plant saves many lives Diarrhoea from contaminated drinking water is second only to pneumonia as a cause of childhood deaths ... billion quart (5.7 billion litres) of clean drinking water. The non-profit programme, called Children's Safe Drinking Water, aims to produce 1.9 billion litres of clean water every year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1307002/health-bites
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Human-like fish that could be used to test China's water quality

    Posted Nov 09th 2014, 06:30am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... for drinking. Using the zebrafish test, some drinking water sources regarded as safe by traditional tests could be found to be unsafe. Traditional water quality tests use chemicals to trace ... stringent test ever. Even the death or mutation of a single embryo can rate an entire water source unsafe for drinking," Chen said. "We can see directly and vividly the impact of polluted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1635306/human-fish-could-be-used-test-chinas-water-quality
  5. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 11:32am by Jeanette Wang

    ... against hip fractures Drinking water with a relatively high concentration of magnesium protects against hip fractures, says the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. The correlation was found after studying variations in magnesium and calcium levels in drinking water, and the incidence of hip fractures, in different regions. The institute says water utility companies should add ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1434187/health-bites
  6. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Tap water may be better than the bottled variety

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Nadine Bateman

    ... Nadine Bateman life@scmp.com It's important to drink about two litres of water every day, but what's the best source- filtered from the tap or bottled? Nadine Bateman asks ... 's a good medium for that. So I believe it is important to drink good quality water." The definition of good quality drinking water is highly debatable, and there are myriad options. Filtered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1250684/tap-water-may-be-better-bottled-variety
  7. Lifestyle - Health

    Should you drink only when thirsty, or before thirst strikes?

    Posted May 27th 2014, 11:14am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson life@scmp.com Experts are divided on whether you should you drink water only when thirsty or before it happens. David Wilson sifts through the evidence Quaff licence Water ... drink water," Le says and proposes you consume one litre for every 23kg of body weight daily. During exercise, drink water roughly every 20 minutes, he says. Also drink between meals. Then, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1519664/should-you-drink-only-when-thirsty-or-thirst-strikes
  8. Lifestyle - Technology

    Australia researchers unveil ‘attention-powered’ car

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 02:56pm by AFP

    ... such as using their mobile phone, switching channels on the radio, drinking water or reading a map so that researchers could record their brain activity while doing so. They were also sent on a 15 ... very erratic behaviour.” The impact of inattention is now comparable to the number of deaths and serious injuries caused by speed and drink driving Pat Walker, RAC The car worked by reducing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1317520/australia-researchers-unveil-attention-powered-car
  9. News - Asia - SPACE

    Japan sends first android to International Space Station

    Posted Aug 05th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... rocket carried a cargo transporter filled with drinking water, food, clothing and work supplies for the six permanent ISS crew. The annual mission, which previously has been completed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1294326/japan-sends-first-android-international-space-station
  10. Lifestyle - Health

    Top tips to turbocharge your metabolism

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:51pm by David Wilson

    ... Pure and simple Even drinking water can benefit the fat loss cause, research shows. A German study found that, after drinking 17 ounces (483 millilitres) of water, participants' metabolic ... that drinking two litres of cold water raises your metabolic burn by 95 calories per day. So besides chilling the water you drink, why not lower the thermostat in your home, take cold showers or bathe ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1580552/tips-boost-your-metabolism

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