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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

    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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1548233/bacteria-eats-odour-could-bring-end-smelly-toilets-mainland-china
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. News - World - SCIENCE

    Giant pandas found to have sweet tooth, suggesting they once ate more than bamboo

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 11:13pm by Reuters

    ... The researchers also examined panda DNA and found a match to the same "sweet receptor" gene that humans possess that underpins their ability to taste sugars. Sweeter foods like fruit may have been part of the natural diet of pandas before human activities helped drive the animals into their current mountainous habitat where those foods are scarce, the researchers said. "Giant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1459870/giant-pandas-found-have-sweet-tooth-suggesting-they-once-ate-more-bamboo
  9. News - World - SCIENCE

    Scientists search for chickens that like to fry

    Posted May 06th 2014, 08:38pm by NYT

    ... The researchers were in the vanguard of food scientists, backed by millions of dollars from the US government, racing to develop new breeds of farm animals that can stand up to the hazards of global ... increase food production" to accommodate larger populations and a growing demand for meat, said US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. That means efforts like the one in which Professor Carl ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1505977/scientists-search-chickens-fry
  10. News - World - SCIENCE

    Identical twin astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly subjects of scientific study

    Posted May 29th 2014, 09:49pm by AP

    ... station food". The twins are aged 50. Scott Kelly has volunteered to spend an entire year aboard the International Space Station beginning next March, along with Russian cosmonaut Mikhail ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1521346/identical-twin-astronauts-scott-and-mark-kelly-subjects-scientific-study

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