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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Max Tegmark's Our Mathematical Universe- a quest for nature of reality

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:30am by NICK SALLNOW-SMITH

    ... Nick Sallnow-Smith Philisophical quest by physicist into the ultimate nature of reality comes up with answers that may not add up for everyone Mathematical look at life, multiverses ... unchecked. Later, less publicised commentators remarked on the limitations of Piketty's analysis. Whether or not you agree with Piketty, the nature of these reactions and the heat with which ...

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    Monster plants and our father's fears in new DNA research on epigenetics

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 01:22am by Martin Williams

    ... figure out just how this happens. This led to an article on the Nature website quoting William Kelly, a developmental geneticist at Emory University, in the US city of Atlanta, Georgia, who said: ...

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    Scientists including in China study thorium-fuelled nuclear power

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:10am by Martin Williams

    ... is radioactive, its naturally occurring isotope is stable, with a half-life of 14 billion years. This means that if you have a kilogram of it today, then although some will "decay" to other ...

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

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

    ... Martin Williams When it comes to healthy eating, its best to look to the experts, not celebrities such as extreme dieter Peaches Geldof Typical modern diets serve up recipe for disaster ... are often used to replace natural saturated fats, which are found in meat and dairy products. These have long been considered not as healthy as the unsaturated fatty acids in fish, nuts ...

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    'You turn me on' takes on new meaning as we teach technology to think

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:32am by Alex Lo

    ... of facts in natural language, into purely logical statements without the need to appeal to self-evidence or intuition. But Russell then found contradictions in some self-referential statements ...

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    Debate continues to rage over how much of a population the earth can sustain

    Posted May 25th 2014, 04:25am by Martin Williams

    ... are using the earth's natural resources. Last year, the report found that globally, it would take 1.5 earths to produce all the renewable resources we use. Hong Kong people are living even ... of war like Lazell, he too had a stark view of the situation: "Either we limit our population growth or the natural world will do it for us." Martin Williams is a Hong Kong-based writer ...

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    Why Hong Kong should be China's green-energy leader, and what we can do

    Posted May 11th 2014, 03:19am by STEPHEN THOMPSON

    ... it is time for Hong Kong to take the lead if we are to avoid continued deterioration in our natural environment. This means encouraging energy savings in order to make solar and other sustainable ...

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    Galapagos study a timely reminder of the genius of Alfred Russel Wallace

    Posted May 04th 2014, 04:22am by Martin Williams

    ... that van Wyhe's errors will end up being accepted as fact by others," Beccaloni informed me by e-mail. Beccaloni works in London's Natural History Museum, and in 1999 set up the A. ...

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    How to tell when scientific 'breakthroughs' are bogus

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 05:05am by Martin Williams

    ... signs to look for include whether the research was published in a reputable publication such as Nature, or a journal with low entry barriers. Ask: Does the experimental data really support ...

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    In debate on price of new medicines, a middle ground needs finding

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:53am by Hari Kumar

    ... Hari Kumar hari.kumar@scmp.com Conflict over profits and poverty sees many missing out on breakthroughs A compromise on pricing is the best medicine An announcement of a cure for a disease that affects millions across the globe is naturally greeted with relief and enthusiasm. So when California-based Gilead Sciences said last December that its Sovaldi tablet had been approved to treat ...




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