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  1. News - World - SCIENCE

    Methane-spewing microbe blamed for earth's biggest mass extinction

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 10:04pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington A methane-spewing organism nearly wiped out life 250 million years ago Microbes blamed for biggest mass extinction Sometimes bad things come in small packages. ... a nucleus and other usual cell structures. "I would say that the end-Permian extinction is the closest animal life has ever come to being totally wiped out, and it may have come pretty ...

  2. Lifestyle - SCIENCE

    Research papers for sale taint mainland academia, journal says

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 01:01pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Authorship corruption taints mainland scientific publishing China has a flourishing academic black market involving scientists, agencies and journal editors, according to a report published in a leading international s ...

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    Antarctic moss regrown after being trapped in ice for 1,500 years

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 09:08pm by NYT

    ... before." Cryptobiosis, or "hidden life", describes the ability of some invertebrates, plants and microbes to enter suspended animation when faced with environmental extremes, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SCIENCE

    How I found Richard III underneath a Leicester car park: archaeologist to address Hong Kong Science Museum

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 03:29am by Christy Choi

    ... the plot line of a TV show: archaeologists find the remains of a man under a car park and use DNA to piece together his identity. But it's a real-life endeavour by scientist Dr Turi King, who ... Kong Science Museum. The theme of this year's event, The Code of Life, celebrates the 60th anniversary of the discovery of DNA last year. King is joined by Christopher See, a professor ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - SCIENCE

    Book review: American Alligator, by Kelby Ouchley

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... suppose it could be said that because of an alligator my father almost lost his life when I was nine years old. While inspecting a pipeline from a helicopter in the vast Louisiana coastal ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - SCIENCE

    Book review: The Explorer Gene, by Tom Cheshire

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by Kit Gillet

    ... lauded as scientific and exploration pioneers, but the life of a pioneer is not always easy. Tom Cheshire has done a worthy job of bringing this intriguing family to life.   ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books - SCIENCE

    Book review: The Compatibility Gene, by Daniel M. Davis

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... Peter Forbes The Compatibility Gene by Daniel M. Davis Allen Lane 4 stars Peter Forbes Daniel Davis is director of research at the University of Manchester Collaborative Centre for Inflammation Research, and The Compatibility Gene deals with just such a t ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books - SCIENCE

    Book review: Silent Witnesses, by Nigel McCrery

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... Italian, American and others - whose importance in this field is far greater than that of any real-life detectives, and more impressive than the achievements of even the most brilliant (if ...

  9. News - World - SCIENCE

    Mega virus revived from Siberian ice after 30,000 years chills scientists

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 09:39pm by NYT

    ... life that could one day prove harmful to man. The latest find, described online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, appears to belong to a new family of mega viruses ...

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    Scientists identify a tiny piece of zircon that is 4.4b years old

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 09:57pm by Reuters

    ... Earth" where temperatures were low enough to sustain oceans, and perhaps life, earlier than previously thought, Valley said. This period of Earth history is known as the Hadean eon, named ... the formation of the crust, dates from 4.4 billion years ago suggested that the planet was perhaps capable of sustaining microbial life 4.3 billion years ago, Valley said. The oldest fossil records ...




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