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  1. News - World - SCIENCE

    Having lunch stolen is all in a day's work for cheetahs, scientists show

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 04:34am by MCT

    ... easily lose it to another predator. How does it deal with these costs? The scientists found that the cheetahs can offset their losses from stolen food- a phenomenon called kleptoparasitism- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1610196/having-lunch-stolen-all-days-work-cheetahs-scientists-show
  2. News - China - SCIENCE

    Bacteria that 'eats' odour could bring end to smelly toilets in China

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:23am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... in winter. The micro-organisms also needed food to survive, Yan said. "The effect will be limited in a flush toilet. The more waste in a toilet, the better the result," he said. ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Researchers have found bacteria that feeds off human waste and eliminates odour, creating a possible solution to a persistent problem A natural bioweapon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1548233/bacteria-eats-odour-could-bring-end-smelly-toilets-mainland-china
  3. News - World - SCIENCE

    Something fishy about intersex bass in Chesapeake Bay

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:12am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... Wastewater Treatment Plant. The previous studies detected abnormal levels of compounds from chemicals such as herbicides and veterinary pharmaceuticals from farms, and from waste spewed by sewer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1566372/something-fishy-about-intersex-bass-chesapeake-bay
  4. News - World - SCIENCE

    Asteroid’s bad timing wiped out unlucky dinosaurs, says UK researcher

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:49pm by GDN

    ... at the bottom of the food chain. Dinosaur biodiversity rose and fell throughout their time on earth over 150 million years. Brusatte said he suspected that, given a few million years more, the large ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1561298/asteroids-bad-timing-wiped-out-unlucky-dinosaurs-says-uk-researcher
  5. News - World - SCIENCE

    More than 100 scientists threaten to boycott 'premature' project to study brain

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 11:39pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London Scientists fear the 10-year, HK$12.6 billion European initiative to create a supercomputer simulation is premature and a waste of resources Threat to boycott ... in a computer. Now some claim the project is taking the wrong approach, wastes money and risks a backlash against neuroscience if it fails. In an open letter to the European Commission yesterday, more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1548867/more-100-scientists-threaten-boycott-premature-project-study-brain
  6. News - World - SCIENCE

    Surge in Oklahoma earthquakes linked to fracking for oil and gas

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 09:23pm by Reuters

    ... McClatchy-Tribune Study says pumping waste water from oil and gas production into wells raises seismic activity Oklahoma surge in earthquakes linked to fracking Oklahoma has seen a boom ... Oklahoma was probably caused by activity at a few highly active disposal wells, where waste water from drilling operations- including hydraulic fracturing, or fracking- is forced into deep ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1546722/surge-oklahoma-earthquakes-linked-fracking-oil-and-gas
  7. News - China - SCIENCE

    Genetically modified food is safe to eat, says China's agriculture minister

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 03:29am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Han Changfu's statement most public effort yet to dispel doubts on genetically modified produce No reason to fear GM food, farm minister says Agriculture Minister Han Changfu says there is no reason to fear genetically modified food and that he regularly eats it himself. The statement was the most public effort yet by a senior mainland official ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1442188/genetically-modified-food-safe-eat-says-chinas-agriculture-minister
  8. News - World - SCIENCE

    Drug-resistant bacteria found in Canadian grocery store squid

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 05:30am by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post Bug found in Chinese grocery in Canada, the first of its kind discovered in a food product Drug-resistant bacteria found in squid Researchers in Canada have discovered an antibiotic-resistant bacteria for the first time in a food product- raw squid found in a Chinese grocery store- widening the potential exposure for consumers, according to a report published by the US Centres ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1531016/drug-resistant-bacteria-found-canadian-grocery-store-squid
  9. News - World - SCIENCE

    Queensland university develops ‘super banana’ for Africa

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 09:15pm by AFP

    ... food," said project leader Professor James Dale. The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) project, which is backed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, hopes to see conclusive results ... said the highland or East African cooking banana was a staple food in East Africa, but had low levels of micro-nutrients, particularly pro-vitamin A and iron. "The consequences ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1534170/queensland-university-develops-super-banana-africa-gates-foundation-help
  10. News - China - SCIENCE

    A diet of worms: Chinese volunteers spend 105 days eating creepy crawlies in space experiment

    Posted May 21st 2014, 11:37am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Researchers have spent more than three months living in a sealed lab to simulate growing their own food away from Earth Worms 'best diet' ... be the main source of protein during long space missions. The idea of using the animals as one of the main sources of food to sustain astronauts met with resistance in the West after scientists from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1517052/scientists-tackle-final-frontier-worms-space

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