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  1. News - World - SCIENCE

    Ozone layer showing first signs of recovery, UN study says

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 10:49am by AP

    ... Rowland wrote a scientific study forecasting the ozone depletion problem. They won the 1995 Nobel Prize in chemistry for their work. The ozone layer had been thinning since the late 1970s. ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books - SCIENCE

    Book review: Smashing Physics, by Jon Butterworth

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 12:46pm by GDN

    ... announce it, triggering worldwide media "Higgsteria". The discovery led to the sharing of last year's Nobel Prize for physics by Higgs and his fellow pioneer Francois Englert. They certainly deserved it, but, as Butterworth says, it's a pity the experimenters who actually proved the theoreticians were right have not shared the Nobel glory. Butterworth extols the virtues ...

  3. News - World - SCIENCE

    Nobel winner Randy Schekman boycotts top science journals

    Posted Dec 10th 2013, 09:26pm by GDN

    ... 'tyranny' of top journals Leading academic journals distort the scientific process and represent a "tyranny" that must be broken, according to a Nobel prize winner who has declared a boycott on the publications. Randy Schekman, a US biologist who won the Nobel prize in physiology or medicine this year and was scheduled to receive his prize yesterday, said his lab would ...

  4. News - World - SCIENCE

    Dung beetles star billing at alternative Ig Nobels

    Posted Sep 14th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian Discovery that insects use the Milky Way to rollballs of excrement in straight line is honoured Dung beetles get star billing at alternative 'Nobel' prizes ... questions that researchers sweated over for years. And their hard work was honoured on Thursday with possibly one of the most sought-after nods from their scientific peers- an Ig Nobel prize ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SCIENCE

    Shaw scientists 'driven by curiosity'

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

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Foundation defends role of prizes as this year's six winners announced Shaw scientists 'driven by curiosity' The Hong Kong foundation handing out the annual multimillion-dollar Shaw Prize has defended the role of such awards in spurring scientific progress, as it announced this year's winners. "Really good scientists ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SCIENCE

    Shaw Prize laureates set great store by curiosity

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 04:17am by Christy Choi

    ... interested in curing a disease." Hartl, director of the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Germany, and Horwich, of Yale University, are in Hong Kong  to receive the Shaw Prize, Asia's answer to the Nobels. The duo discovered "machine" proteins that help strings of amino acids fold into a shape needed for them to take part in basic bodily processes such as breathing, ...

  7. News - World - SCIENCE

    Chinese scientists develop what they say are tougher synthetic diamonds

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 09:13pm by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune Chinese scientists develop microscopic industrial gems they say are harder and more stable, but critics question the testing methods Tougher synthetic diamonds created Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but they are also prized by oil drillers, road crews and experimental physicists for their unparalleled ability to bore, grind and cut. Now scientists ...

  8. News - China - SCIENCE

    Mainland scientist wins prestigious space science award

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 04:24pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... and “could be slightly compared to a Nobel Prize for space flight”. “Von Karman awards usually come after decades of work,” he said. “It is more symbolic of the long-term progress of China’s space ... Professor Wu Meirong, former director of the China Resources Satellite Application Centre, was also the first woman to win the top prize awarded by the space community. The annual award ...

  9. News - Asia - SCIENCE

    Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard happiest man known to science

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Upper Dolpa, Nepal

    ... we'd have three Nobel Prize winners eating with us. It was fantastic … Some of them were wonderful but some could be difficult." By the time he got his PhD in cell genetics from ... learning and memory- "never reported before in the neuroscience literature", he said. The scans showed excessive activity in his brain's left prefrontal cortex compared to its right ...

  10. News - World - SCIENCE

    US students scoop US$75,000 prize money for Titan Arm robotic design

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 08:48pm by AP

    ... attached to a backpack, which can carry an additional 18kg. Either way, Titan Arm's cost-efficient design has won the team accolades and at least US$75,000 in prize money. "They built ...




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