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  1. Lifestyle - Books - SCIENCE

    Book review: Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us About Sex, Diet, and How We Live, by Marlene Zuk

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... Peter Forbes Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us About Sex, Diet, and How We Live by Marlene Zuk Norton Marlene Zuk is an evolutionary biologist at the University of Minnesota and Paleofantasy targets the movement that insists we are biologically adapted to a Palaeolithic diet and lifestyle. On the face of it, the idea seems plausible: in the standard model of human evolution, ...

  2. The biology of beauty

    Posted Oct 28th 2005, 12:00am by Bonnie Wu

    ... generally lies in average proportions. The question is why we find these beautiful. According to evolutionary biologists, it comes down to our animal instincts. That is to say, our perception ... one is genetically and, through centuries of conditioning, our beauty preferences are thus governed by an evolutionary need to find healthy and fit partners. If physical beauty is a window ...

  3. New world order: biological science links patterns of economic behaviour

    Posted Jul 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... financial markets and institutions from the perspective of evolutionary biology rather than physics. He suggests that today's efficient market hypothesis models are not so much wrong ... to be mined and analysed. This is now made possible by the rise of super-fast computers and new mathematics of complexity. Biological scientists have long argued that biological organisms evolve ...

  4. History written in stone

    Posted Jun 14th 2007, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... China is world famous for its fossils, but there have been some interesting finds in Hong Kong. By Ellen Whyte A Use these words: palaeontologists, Earth, prehistoric Fossils are the stone-like remains from plants and animals living in__________________ t ...

  5. Seminars focus on trend towards lightness of being

    Posted Apr 21st 2004, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Reports by Peta Tomlinson You do not need a crystal ball to predict global trends in home decoration. A much more reliable way is to attend the trend seminar at the Hong Kong Houseware Fair today, which will be held from 2.30pm to 4pm in Room 406-407 at t ...

  6. Pick of the day

    Posted Dec 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Future Is Wild: Ice World Pearl, 9.30pm In this series, scientists speculate about how the world would look if people ceased to to exist. In the first episode, Europe is a barren, frozen wilderness, with sabre-toothed predators preying on giant rodent ...

  7. News - World - SCIENCE

    Modern humans' ancestors coaxed onto two legs by rough terrain, study finds

    Posted May 27th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... and ultimately enabling an evolutionary leap to tool-making. "The varied terrain may also have contributed to improved cognitive skills such as navigation and communication abilities," said ...

  8. Robot climbs evolutionary ladder

    Posted Feb 28th 2006, 12:00am by Justus Krueger

    ... and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He joined WowWee in 2000. Back in 1988, Mr Tilden developed the basics for biomorphic robotics- robots that mimic biological beings. Robosapien is the first ...

  9. Virolution

    Posted Sep 13th 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... in the evolution of life. They may also baulk at the unattributed comment that serves as a subhead: 'The most important evolutionary book since [Richard] Dawkins' The Selfish Gene'. But all who are interested in evolutionary biology should pick up this volume, which theorises that plants and animals co-evolved with viruses. When the human genome was decoded in 2001 the presence ...

  10. Fooled by evolution? Take a reality check

    Posted Dec 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... thinking we are smarter, sexier, nicer and more righteous than we really are. This self-regard confers vast evolutionary advantage, Trivers argues, allowing us to fool ourselves ...




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