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  1. News - World - SCIENCE

    Truth about Planet X is pure science fiction

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 05:31am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Truth about Planet X is pure science fiction It was an elusive planet that for 200 years appeared to explain Uranus'wobbly orbit. And there was the sister sun theorised to be near our solar system that caused asteroids to swerve towards earth. There is just one problem: neither "Planet X" nor "Nemesis" ever existed, ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SCIENCE

    How I found Richard III underneath a Leicester car park: archaeologist to address Hong Kong Science Museum

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 03:29am by Christy Choi

    ... and everything- the whole kind of CSI suit," she said. King's lecture is part of the 21-year-old Science Alive programme organised by the British Council that kicked off this weekend at the Hong Kong Science Museum. The theme of this year's event, The Code of Life, celebrates the 60th anniversary of the discovery of DNA last year. King is joined by Christopher See, a professor ...

  3. News - World - SCIENCE

    Science journal publisher Springer to take down ‘nonsense’ papers

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 09:18pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Journal publisher to scrap 'nonsense' papers Publisher of science journals Springer said it would scrap 16 papers from its archives after they were revealed to be computer-generated gibberish. The fake papers had been submitted to conferences on computer science and engineering whose proceedings were published in specialised, subscription-only publications, Springer ...

  4. News - China - SCIENCE

    Mainland scientist wins prestigious space science award

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

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com A mainland researcher received the Von Karman Award, one of the most prestigious awards in space science, in Washington, the United States last Friday. 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 ...

  5. News - World - SCIENCE

    Nobel winner Randy Schekman boycotts top science journals

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

    ... The Guardian in London Biologist Randy Schekman says his lab will no longer send research papers to publications that exert a 'toxic influence' on science Nobel winner slams ... no longer send research papers to the top-tier journals Nature, Cell and Science. Schekman said pressure to publish in "luxury" journals encouraged researchers to cut corners and pursue ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SCIENCE

    Scientist shares secret of success

    Posted Apr 13th 2013, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... Ellis when asked about science education. Ellis, the Clerk Maxwell Professor of Theoretical Physics at King's College London, is in town to give a series of talks about his research ... beneath the Swiss-Franco border. They include the University of Science and Technology, Chinese University, and the University of Hong Kong. The education system in Hong Kong often comes under ...

  7. News - World - SCIENCE

    Preglacial tundra found under Greenland ice

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 11:04pm by AFP

    ... it was covered by the second largest body of ice on earth." For the study published in the journal Science, experts tested 17 samples extracted from the ice sheet in 1993 from Summit, Greenland. ...

  8. News - World - SCIENCE

    Closure of Popular Science's online comment stream sparks debate

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... Science article, say, "These Magnetic Nanobots Could Carry Drugs Into Your Brain" or "FYI: Do Animals Have Orgasms?"? That's not possible - not any more. Last week, the magazine, known for a chatty, pop-culture approach to serious science, announced that it was shutting off online comments. "Comments," an editor wrote in an online post, "can be bad ...

  9. News - World - SCIENCE

    Scientists explain why hot new look won’t last

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 09:52pm by AFP

    ... by clean-shaved faces, and vice versa. "In some cases, rarity in ornamentation can be advantageous," said the paper, which may explain a puzzle of evolutionary science. Under the theory ...

  10. News - World - SCIENCE

    Hyperspace looks nothing like this

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Hyperspace looks nothing like this Remember that moment in the Star Wars movies when the Millennium Falcon goes into hyperspace and a kaleidoscope of stars streaks past the ship? Sadly- like a lot of things in sci-fi movies- that really wouldn't happen, a team of British science students have calculated. Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia ...




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