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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    What insomniac fruit flies tell us about the importance of a good sleep

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 05:19am by Martin Williams

    ... for the stars, consider too that mammals' sleeping abilities may have helped ensure we are here in the first place. Barry Lovegrove, an evolutionary physiologist at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, is among scientists who believe early mammals could have hibernated through the worst effects of the asteroid impact that killed off the dinosaurs. He figured a similar creature ...

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    Breathing Hong Kong's toxic cocktail of pollutants makes us stupid

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 03:59am by STPEHN THOMPSON

    ... while heavy metals accumulate in the marine food chain. Blood lead levels are usually measured in micrograms per litre in the US and in micrograms per decilitre in Hong Kong and China. ...

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    Peaches Geldof's death may amplify concerns about modern dieting fads

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:22am by Martin Williams

    ... sea mammals. Nor have we stopped evolving, or become identical when it comes to responses to food. Research published in Nature Genetics last month found that people vary in the number ...

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    Prevention key to containing new avian flu outbreak

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by ERNIE YAP

    ... or mammal) and reassemble into a new strain. This drastic form of mutation is known as "antigenic shift". The new strain is more lethal and very transmissible due to the nature of poultry ...

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    Second West-East Gas Pipeline set to start Hong Kong supplies this summer

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by JOHN CULLEN

    ... 400 vessels a day, including ocean-going vessels. Getting a permit to put our pipeline beneath the Urmston Road - one of the world's most heavily used marine channels - took three months ... sub-sea route, to protect against any anchors being dropped or dragged from vessels. This included the marine channels, and a number of existing and planned anchor zones. In one stretch ...

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    The campaign to save Lung Mei goes far beyond its unglamorous shores

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... are small and rather nondescript fish, as well as the yellow seahorse. These are among a mix of marine life found during surveys by paid consultants and volunteer ecologists. With unglamorous Lung ... by the pollution that flowed into Tolo Harbour with the advent of Tai Po Market and Sha Tin new towns. Sewage, livestock waste and heavy metals from industry killed so much marine life that I heard ...

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    Silencing of spring puts human soul at peril

    Posted Oct 14th 2012, 12:00am by GUARDIAN

    ... scholars dressed themselves in fish cloaks, with fins and tails. The stupidity of overfishing would have shocked Carson, herself a marine biologist. Since the 1950s, two-thirds of the species we have fished have collapsed, and some species are down 99 per cent, according to Callum Roberts, a professor of marine conservation, in his essential Ocean of Life. Dredgers carve graveyards ...

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    Tapping the ocean's inexhaustible store of solar and lunar energy

    Posted Sep 16th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Yam

    ... A 20-megawatt-capacity tidal power plant on the Bay of Fundy already generates electricity for 4,000 homes. Using our seas to generate power gets less publicity than wind and solar energy, but marine energy has ... method of harnessing marine energy is based on the enormous amounts of energy the ocean absorbs from the sun every day. Consider this: If less than one-tenth of 1 per cent of all the solar energy ...



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