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  1. Lifestyle - Books - SCIENCE

    Book review: The Knowledge, by Lewis Dartnell

    Posted May 25th 2014, 03:42pm by GDN

    ... Steven Poole The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch by Lewis Dartnell Bodley Head 3 stars Steven Poole What comes after the end? Science writer Lewis Dartnell has written a book marketed as a guide for life post-apocalypse and, in a way, a work of speculative fiction. The world after the end of the world, according to Dartnell, may well look pretty ...

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    Book review: Neanderthal Man, by Svante Paabo

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 05:49pm by GDN

    ... Peter Forbes Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes by Svante Paabo Basic Books 4 stars Peter Forbes Swedish geneticist Svante Paabo is rewriting the story of human evolution. From 1856, when the first Neanderthal skeleton was discovered in the Neande ...

  3. News - World - SCIENCE

    US study focuses on how infants' brains respond to language

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 04:51am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... The increase in language precision that occurs during the first year of life also means that older babies cannot distinguish those foreign sounds as well any more. They are now native speakers, to whom ...

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    Lumosity's brain training games give researchers a window on the mind

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 12:39am by WASHPOST

    ... that a person's cognitive functions decline as we age, the study was able to differentiate which skills you start to lose in what decade of life. In your 20s, for instance, spatial and working memory- ...

  5. News - World - SCIENCE

    Learning second language may delay dementia, Scottish study finds

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 09:55pm by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Los Angeles You don't have to be a fluent speaker to get the cognitive benefits of bilingualism and you can start later in life, Scottish study finds Learning ... cognitive benefits for the brain. Many recent studies have pointed out that bilingualism seems to be good exercise for the brain and later in life might even help delay the onset of dementia. ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SCIENCE

    Shaw scientists 'driven by curiosity'

    Posted May 28th 2014, 04:31am by Christy Choi

    ... by entrepreneurs have emerged. They include the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics and Life Sciences- started by Google's Sergey Brin, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan of Facebook, ... Eisenstein, Shaun Cole and John Peacock for their work measuring the expansion of the universe. The prize for life sciences and medicine was shared by Kazutoshi Mori and Peter Walter for their work ...

  8. 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

    ... biosphere at the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, which is China's largest and most sophisticated facility for developing life support systems in space. The 160-square metre ...

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    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 ...

  10. News - World - SCIENCE

    Asteroid that killed dinosaurs 66 million years ago ‘also cooled earth’

    Posted May 14th 2014, 09:14pm by NYT

    ... setting off a series of catastrophic events that led to one of the world's worst mass extinctions. Computer simulations suggest that in the hours immediately after the impact, life on earth ...




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