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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    The bad science in city's incineration plan for househould waste

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:54am by Martin Williams

    ... The assessment writers seemed fond of describing potential impacts to the landscape, fisheries and species like the endangered finless porpoise as "acceptable"- a vague, unscientific term. ...

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    Not quite beam me up, but Star Trek technology's moved beyond science fiction

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 01:29am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... will be meeting each other through virtual reality, and it will feel as if we are really there. The universal translator that Captain Kirk used to talk to alien species is also in development. Google ... that works on Skype. I don't expect any progress on alien languages until we encounter some alien species, but a commercially available virtual real-time translator (a virtual interpreter) ...

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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

    ... as sea levels fell by up to 100 metres, while isolated populations tended to have evolved into distinct species. I first met Lazell some years ago as he studied reptiles and amphibians in Hong ... species distribution. Though best known as a co-discoverer of evolution who gained far less renown than Darwin, Wallace was an astonishing man: an explorer, self-taught naturalist, discoverer ...

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    China faces monumental challenges in tackling environmental degradation

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

    ... in the widespread carnage. There were high-profile conservation efforts, such as for the giant panda- with China setting aside forests that could have been logged for timber. The panda was among species ... functionally extinct- meaning a few individuals just might survive, but the species had no future. In October last year, The Economist published a bleak assessment of China's water crisis, noting ...

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    Why country parks benefit Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 03:35am by Martin Williams

    ... and animals. Trees, in particular, help bind the soil- reducing landslides and benefiting reservoirs. A notable species is the incense tree, once cultivated for a local industry that gave rise to the name Hong Kong- "fragrant harbour". There's also an impressive list of species that were first discovered in Hong Kong, and several- such as Hong Kong bamboo, Romer's tree ...

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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

    ... Martin Williams Conservation is far more complex than saving a handful of star species- it's about our survival Seeing the battle to protect Lung Mei in a global perspective If you ... to keep Lung Mei as it is, there are no stellar flagship species- no pink dolphins, or spoonbills or otters. On a global scale, perhaps the most notable species are three kinds of gobies, which ...

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    Silencing of spring puts human soul at peril

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

    ... muting the languages of nature, through the pesticides Carson examined, habitat loss, pollution, overfishing, overhunting and climate change, reducing numbers and driving some species ... scholars dressed themselves in fish cloaks, with fins and tails. The stupidity of overfishing would have shocked Carson, herself a marine biologist. Since the 1950s, two-thirds of the species we ...

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    Brain power still the genesis of scientific breakthroughs

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 02:56am by Tom Yam

    ... the same species evolved differently in different habitats over time. In physics, Albert Einstein came up with the theory of general relativity essentially by playing a mind game, imagining what ...

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    Victims of climate change may soon be suing the West

    Posted Jan 05th 2014, 05:09am by The Guardian

    ... "There will definitely be a case in my lifetime and probably within five to 10 years," says Philippe Sands QC, a professor of international law who has advised endangered states. "It ...

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    Government needs to consider public input in formulating biodiversity strategy

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 03:26am by Martin Williams

    ... of the difference it will make if some species are extinguished: "New sources of scientific information will be lost. Vast potential biological wealth will be destroyed. Still undeveloped medicines, ... of the dinosaurs, with species being extinguished at least 1,000 times faster than the normal rate. In response, there have been calls for and some action towards protecting plants and animals, through ...




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