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  1. In a flap

    Posted Apr 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... More than 100 chicken traders converge on the Murray Building yesterday to submit a petition to the Health, Welfare and Food Bureau over restrictions on live poultry imports. But the traders remained disgruntled, despite a later government announcement that the supply of day-old chicks would resume later this week, and live chicken imports from the mainland would be increased ...

  2. 100 Most Important Science Ideas

    Posted Jul 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Reinhard Renneberg 100 Most Important Science Ideas by Mark Henderson, Joanne Baker, Tony Crilly Faber & Faber Be honest: are you able (or at least curious enough) to answer these eight questions? 1. Are designer babies really designed? 2. Can a cat be both alive and dead at the same time? 3. Why is the night sky dark, if the universe, full of bright stars, has no ending? ...

  3. Ocean Park's exhibits send important conservation message

    Posted Feb 07th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in place of regular light bulbs to lower energy consumption and minimise heat production. While some advocate observing animals in the wild rather than in zoological facilities, it is important ... Adventure and its animals outweigh its costs as they serve an important role for our efforts in conservation and education. The park recently finished an audit of its carbon footprint ...

  4. The importance of protein

    Posted May 26th 2009, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... Wynnie Chan We all need to eat protein, but why, what does it do, where does it come from and how much do we need to eat? Protein provides building blocks that are needed to build, repair and maintain all your body tissues. Your muscles, heart, kidneys, l ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Scientists baffled but relieved after butterflies swarm Siu Lang Shui

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... to identify butterflies' country of origin, as many species occur throughout Asia. "As we don't know about where these butterflies came from, we are not sure whether their numbers fell ... of the migration routes of butterflies, a very important measure that helped conserve the delicate species. "We have to know more about their migration routes, so we can ensure any prospective ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - MARINE LIFE

    Shark brains could hold key to attacks, says study

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... the brains of more than 150 species, said new studies of the great white shark's brain had revealed important similarities to human brains. "Great white sharks have quite large parts ... their brains work could be vital to developing new deterrents, which could be something as simple as marking patterns on surfboards and wetsuits. "A shark may recognise a poisonous ...

  7. Hong Kong faces main rabies risk from illegally imported pets

    Posted Sep 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tomorrow is World Rabies Day, an international campaign to raise awareness about the impact of human and animal rabies. Each year more than 55,000 people die from rabies worldwide and the disease is not an insignificant problem on the mainland. So Hong Ko ...

  8. Vaccines play an important role in fight

    Posted Sep 08th 2008, 12:00am by Michael Ho

    ... They are among the most important risk factors in what causes cancer. But many people are unaware that certain illnesses can also trigger cancer. If we could draw awareness on a scale, at one end would ...

  9. Sleep is important

    Posted Jul 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sleep plays an important role in maintaining health. However, plenty of people ignore its importance, especially teenagers. In Hong Kong, people place a lot of emphasis on exam results. ... the next morning. It's more efficient. What's more, a lack of sleep will make it harder to focus the following day and make us more stressed. Sleep is important to us. Next time you ...

  10. Poultry traders cry foul at restriction on live imports

    Posted May 17th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... does not allow the full resumption of live chicken imports from the mainland. Steven Wong Wai-chuen, chairman of the Hong Kong Poultry Wholesale and Retailing Association, said it was difficult for the industry to do business as the government had restricted imports to 30,000 chickens daily- about a third the normal level. Mr Wong accused Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food Yeoh Eng-kiong ...




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