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  1. Lifestyle - Books - ECOLOGY

    Book review: Sacred Mountains, by Allerd Stikker

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:12pm by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Sacred Mountains: How the Revival of Daoism is Turning China's Ecological Recovery Around by Allerd Stikker Bene Factum Cities are draped in smog for ever-longer periods ... and unyielding as the rocks of the sacred mountains, a traditional [Taoist] symbol of the link between heaven, earth and humanity since time immemorial," he writes. His argument is peppered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1581698/book-review-sacred-mountains-allerd-stikker
  2. Lifestyle - Technology - ASTRONOMY

    Chilean mountain to lose its top for European Extremely Large Telescope

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 03:19am by GUARDIAN

    ... The Guardian Mountain blown up to reach the stars The top is being lopped off the 3,000-metre Cerro Armazones in Chile to host the world's largest optical and infrared telescope. Once the dust has settled and the rubble has been cleared, the mountain will be ready for the astronomers. The European Extremely Large Telescope, or E-ELT, will serve astronomers and cosmologists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1537732/chilean-mountain-lose-its-top-european-extremely-large
  3. Lifestyle - Health - FITNESS

    Rock climbing is catching on in Hong Kong

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:00am by ELIZABETH CHOI

    ... Mountaineering and Climbing Union (CHKMCU). "Once they climbed it, they learned the rock well. They sketched pictures of it and mapped out its routes by difficulty." These images would become ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1247450/rock-climbing-catching-hong-kong
  4. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Destination: Shaxi, Yunnan

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 11:31pm by CHRIS BARCLAY

    ... of northwest Yunnan whose welcoming Bai people, like those in Hilton's Lost Horizon, work verdant fields until the end of their long lives. Surrounded by mountains halfway between the tourist ... of the surrounding mountains, who bring exotic mushrooms, wild rhododendron honey and meat. The cobblestone footpaths, rammed earth courtyard houses and emerald fields give Shaxi a bucolic charm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1581087/destination-shaxi-yunnan
  5. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Australia's Tamborine Mountain Distillery's artisanal approach to making spirits

    Posted Sep 20th 2013, 12:00am by Janelle Carrigan

    ... Janelle Carrigan life@scmp.com The Tamborine Mountain Distillery adopts an artisanal approach, writes Janelle Carrigan Arranged on the shelves are dozens of hand-painted bottles. ... overseen by workers in white coats. But it's quite the contrary. Tamborine Mountain Distillery is perched high in the Gold Coast hinterland. Owners Alla Ward and her husband Michael embraced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/food-wine/article/1313062/australias-tamborine-mountain-distillerys-artisanal-approach
  6. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Home of the 93rd: Mae Salong

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 11:32pm

    ... of incense to those who have come to pray at the tomb of the general, who led his troops over the mountains into Thailand in the late 1960s, via Myanmar, after refusing to surrender to the communist ... to crush the communist guerrillas in the mountains of northern Thailand. At the time, Mae Salong was little more than a thickly forested hillside. As the impoverished Chinese slowly created ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1573385/home-93rd-mae-salong
  7. Lifestyle

    On the right track: Mountain biking on the increase in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 30th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Mountain biking in the city has hit top gear thanks to government support. But there are still bumps in the road On the right track "An oasis ... Matt Wragg described his experience riding mountain bike trails on Lamma Island in the April issue of Mountain Biking UK magazine. The AFCD now understands that mountain bikers need single ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/1292787/right-track-mountain-biking-increase-hong-kong
  8. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, August 24, 2014

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:30am by AFP

    ... The "uplift" effect equals some 15mm in California's mountains and about 4mm across the west. The study was conducted by scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1580101/short-science-august-24-2014
  9. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    The joy of flex: a yoga retreat in Dharamsala

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 01:12am by EKATERINA ZHILINA

    ... Dharamsala, at the foot of the mighty mountain range with many peaks of over 7,000 metres. The reason for my visit? A focused week of chanting, meditation and yoga. I've enjoyed the exercise side ... to November is pleasant for sightseeing and long walks, and the late-summer rainfall has usually stopped. Winters in northern India are freezing, but if you enjoy the cold and snow-white mountains ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1572729/joy-flex-yoga-retreat-dharamsala
  10. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Vintner plays classical music to his grapevines to improve wine quality

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:49pm by AFP

    ... scooped from the mountains, and the music's influence extends the length and breadth of the estate. "It is not so much about the audible music that we can hear, it's more about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/food-wine/article/1581444/vintner-plays-classical-music-his-grapevines-improve-wine

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