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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Forget Mars, and focus on the wonder of life on our planet

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 03:50am by GUARDIAN

    ... Andrew Simms The idea of relocating to other worlds is a fantasy, distracting us from the tragedy of destroying the one place we know is alive Forget Mars, and focus on wonder of life on our planet If they found on Mars a single blade of grass there would be ecstasy at mission control, unleashing visions of humanity spreading out across the cosmos. But does the obsession ...

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

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

    ... Martin Williams It's shameful that research into building an incinerator in Hong Kong does not properly address the hazards it may bring Bad science in rubbish plan may lay city to waste There has been considerable brouhaha over Hong Kong's wast ...

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    Scientists including in China study thorium-fuelled nuclear power

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:10am by Martin Williams

    ... Martin Williams Scientists including a team in Shanghai are exploring the potential of a new type of nuclear reactor- and the challenges Thorium has ability to power planet … maybe In 1829, as Swedish chemist Jons Jakob Berzelius named a metallic element ...

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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

    ... Vivek Wadhwa Many of the gadgets Kirk and his crew used are here or on the horizon, although the transporter may not be to everyone's taste Star Trek tech isn't science fiction any more In a distant part of the galaxy, 300 years in the future, s ...

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    Coming to grips with the pros and cons of shyness

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 01:47am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... Sian Prior Trait can induce social anxiety ranging from mildly distressing to severely debilitating, but it also has positive character attributes Coming to grips with the pros and cons of shyness Shy people have quite a bit to contend with- not least the ...

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    'You turn me on' takes on new meaning as we teach technology to think

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:32am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com The way things are going, Samantha, star of the Spike Jonze movie Her, mightn't be just a disembodied voice in the future 'You turn me on' takes on a whole new meaning Some of the best recent sci-fi movies are not a ...

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    Preparing for the return of El Nino

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 04:21am by Martin Williams

    ... Martin Williams There are strong signs El Nino will return within weeks- and it could be back with a vengeance Waiting for a child of our times, come rain or shine Anyone who remembers the ceremony on the evening of June 30, 1997, for the handover of Hong ...

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    Debate continues to rage over how much of a population the earth can sustain

    Posted May 25th 2014, 04:25am by Martin Williams

    ... Martin Williams Experts have different views on how much of a population rise the earth can sustain, but many believe the crunch is approaching The population bomb that just keeps on ticking After I sent my US biologist friend Dr James Lazell a recent col ...

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    Why Hong Kong should be China's green-energy leader, and what we can do

    Posted May 11th 2014, 03:19am by STEPHEN THOMPSON

    ... Stephen Thompson Hong Kong should be leading China's charge towards green-energy future, but to do so the city must be put on a more sustainable path City has the power to create a greener future if it tries After another year of extreme weather, it ...

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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

    ... Martin Williams Study of how sea level changes determine where animals live is reminder of neglected pioneer of this field, a self-taught Welshman Timely reminder of the genius of Alfred Russel Wallace There was recent news of a study finding that the dis ...




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