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  1. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    'Media-silencing campaign' theory is a slippery slope

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 03:46am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani 'Media-silencing campaign' theory is a slippery slope What should we make of the savage attack on former Ming Pao chief editor Kevin Lau Chun-to? ... Hongkongers are smart enough to think that way too.   Our policymakers must have got their sums wrong Let's do the maths. By 2017, we will have 70 million visitors a year. By 2023, the number ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Numbers man Robert Chung faces down his critics again

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 05:05am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Veteran pollster Dr Robert Chung Ting-yiu delivered a typically strident defence of his work after it was questioned in Beijing Numbers man faces down his ... unscathed from the affair, with many questioning the career academic's handling of the huge political scandal. At its outset he fuelled conspiracy theories by repeatedly refusing to identify ...

  3. News - World - PLATE TECTONICS

    Scientists develop theory of how Earth developed its tectonic plates

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 10:32pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune Scientists try to explain why our planet moves While scientists have linked the movements of Earth's tectonic plates to earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions, they have struggled to explain how they came to exist in the first ...

  4. News - World - NOBEL PRIZE

    Peter Higgs and Francois Englert win Nobel for 'God particle' theory

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 07:06pm by AFP, Reuters, AP

    ... "Actually, we tried quite hard to get a hold of him, but of all the numbers we tried, he didn't answer," Normark said. The committee had to send him an e-mail instead. The history ...

  5. Lifestyle - Technology - MATHEMATICS

    Mathematician claims to have proved the 'abc conjecture'

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Shinichi Michizuki claims to have proved the famous hypothesis; his peers say he may have arrived at a 'grand unified theory of numbers' It's ... problem in number theory, had been found. Then, early this month, and without fanfare, Shinichi Mochizuki, a widely respected mathematician at Kyoto University, posted four papers totalling 500 ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Almost half of Americans believe one medical conspiracy theory, says study

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 09:25pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Los Angeles Among those believed are FDA cover ups and linking vaccines to autism Medical conspiracy theories popular Is there really a link between vaccines ... conspiracy theories that have circulated in recent years. And the attitudes and behaviour of those conspiracists toward standard medical advice reflect that mistrust, says a study out this week. ...

  7. Cosmic Numbers: The Numbers That Define Our Universe

    Posted Nov 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stein uses everyday analogies to explain the meaning of the numbers. Some of the theories Stein explains really are cosmic, as they deal with the universe and everything in it. Others are more ... There are a number of thought-provoking ideas in the book. A chapter entitled Absolute Zero details the search for the ultimate limit to cold. The final section, Omega, deals with the theory of the Big Bang, ...

  8. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Gary Locke measures achievements as ambassador to China in numbers

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 05:36am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... played it by the numbers The numbers are never far from Gary Locke's mind. Average wait for a visa. Trade figures. Tallies of Chinese investment in the United States. These have been ... Locke believes his legacy lies primarily with those numbers. He points to the waiting period for interviews for Chinese applying for US visas: less than five days on average, down from as high ...

  9. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS ALAN AITKEN

    Why numbers show Joao Moreira has a bitter fight on his hands to rein in Zac Purton

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 10:57pm by Alan Aitken

    ... the same number of rides left in the term, around 180, but he would have to be winning those at an unrealistic rate of more than 21 per cent to even get to a century. Purton is on target at his ... for their next target, especially as they dovetail into Singapore or the Yasuda Kinen in Japan. There is a good time flow to them, and we still struggle to get numbers. We look forward to Wednesday’s ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SAFETY

    Number of workers falling to death in Hong Kong hits 10-year high

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:08am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Government figures show fatal falls at highest level since 2003 More workers falling to death The number of people falling to their deaths at work has hit its ... people fell to their deaths, up from 15 in 2010. The number was 25 in 2009. More lives were lost in the construction industry than any other: 15 in 2012; 10 in 2011; and six in 2010. Chan said ...




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