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  1. Comment - Blogs

    Video: Mutant cockroaches develop mechanism to evade sugar traps

    Posted May 24th 2013, 04:54pm by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi In an evolutionary twist, some German cockroaches have developed a genetic mechanism that makes sugar taste bitter – allowing them evade sugary bait set out to kill them.  “Most times, genetic changes, or mutations, cause the loss of function ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1245095/video-mutant-cockroaches-evade-your-sugary-trap
  2. Comment - Letters

    Preservationists must accept extinction as a natural occurrence

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 04:39am by LETTERS

    ... Preservationists must accept extinction is a natural occurrence In the great Permian extinction, about 250 million years ago, about 95 per cent of ocean dwellers and 70 per cent of land dwellers disappeared. Many species of fish, corals, reptiles, insects and plants were eliminated. This was just one of five mass extinctions. There have also been over 20 smaller ones. Dinosaurs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1591791/preservationists-must-accept-extinction-natural-occurrence
  3. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, September 6, 2014

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:12am by LETTERS

    ... of the bins smell bad and there are a lot of insects. In short, increasing recycling bins is good, but it must be accompanied with increased public awareness about the importance of recycling. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1586270/letters-editor-september-6-2014
  4. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 17, 2014

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 04:25am by LETTERS

    ... being left at the dump site, grow mould and attract insects, rats and other vermin. Although these 110 tonnes of foodstuffs were condemned because of fears over the lack of proper quality ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1575026/letters-editor-august-17-2014
  5. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, July 20, 2014

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 04:13am by LETTERS

    ... insects, posing a health risk. Justin Chan, Hung Hom   Don't attribute blame solely to Israel I refer to the article by Gwynne Dyer (" A Gaza war with no victory and no hope of a solution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1556618/letters-editor-july-20-2014
  6. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    World Cup diary: Abkhazia, Kosovo or Barcelona for Luis Suarez, the face of nipple clamps?

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 01:33am by James Porteous

    ... and love, despite his error on the field,” the store's director said. Yeah... maybe. Insect of the day A giant locust / cricket /grasshopper landed on James Rodriguez's arm just before he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1547099/world-cup-diary-will-it-be-abkhazia-kosovo-or-barcelona-luis-suarez
  7. News - China

    Taobao vendors aim to cash in on Chinese Valentine's Day with fireflies

    Posted Jul 16th 2013, 10:52am by Amy Li

    ... to cater to the needs of romance seekers. The glowing insects, known for their ability to produce light primarily to attract mates, are apparently being marketed as a great gift idea ... China's Jiangxi province. The seller told the  South China Morning Post that it "guarantees" the insects will survive shipping - even if they are transported to faraway Hong Kong. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1283799/taobao-vendors-aim-cash-chinese-valentines-day-fireflies
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Bigotry is bigotry as some Hongkongers tell mainland tourists to go home

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 04:39am by Alex Lo

    ... group with labels that demonise or dehumanise them such as likening them to insects. You know this is happening when you won't get away with applying such labels to any other groups than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1431250/bigotry-bigotry-some-hongkongers-tell-mainland-locusts-go
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How small bites take a big chunk out of healthy economies and households

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 02:40am by POONAM SINGH, SHIN YOUNG-SOO, STEPHEN GROFF

    ... by mosquitoes, you are not at risk of contracting malaria or dengue. Self-protection is important. Using insect repellents, window screens or bed nets treated with insecticides can lower exposure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1466366/how-small-bites-take-big-chunk-out-healthy-economies-and
  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE HOWARD WINN

    Hong Kong is one of the world's most heavily policed territories

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... his ukulele.   Cockroaches fly off the shelves There is a gripping story in the Los Angeles Times about mainland farmers pinning their futures on cockroaches. The insects- a source ... as for the cellulose-like substance on their wings. The price of the insects has risen from about US$2 a pound in 2010. There are now thought to be about 100 farms on the mainland. The insects are used ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1333200/hong-kong-one-worlds-most-heavily-policed-territories

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