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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, July 6, 2014

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 01:29am by AGENCIES

    ... electric shock, about two-thirds of the men and one-quarter of the women opted to shock themselves at least once, according to the study in the journal Science. AFP   Wasp uses dead ants to scare ...

  2. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Not quite beam me up, but Star Trek technology's moved beyond science fiction

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 01:29am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... Vivek Wadhwa Many of the gadgets Kirk and his crew used are here or on the horizon, although the transporter may not be to everyone's taste Star Trek tech isn't science fiction ... in virtual-reality chambers, called holodecks, and operate alien spacecraft using displays mounted on their foreheads. All this takes place in the TV series Star Trek, and is of course science fiction. ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, June 29, 2014

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 01:47am by AGENCIES

    ... Curry spices ‘found to lower blood pressure’ Indian medical researchers say they have successfully tested a blend of curry spices that lowers blood pressure in lab rats, raising hopes for a natural and affordable drug to treat the chronic disease. Cardiol ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, June 22, 2014

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

    ... to take the inaugural prize in the category of biopharmaceutical sciences. Allison, chair of immunology and director of immunotherapy platform at the University of Texas, was one of the two ...

  5. News - China - POLITICS

    Chinese Academy of Social Sciences is 'infiltrated by foreign forces': anti-graft official

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 05:45am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Party discipline officer says Chinese Academy of Social Sciences also engages in 'illegal collusion', in online remarks quickly removed Research ... Chinese history on Tuesday. They were posted in an article on the institute's website that was removed yesterday. Zhang heads a group sent to the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (Cass) ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, June 15, 2014

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 03:50am by AGENCIES

    ... Study reveals the battle of genes We know we are a product of two sets of genes, but what we may not realise is that how we turn out may be the result of an in-utero battle that pits our mother's genes against our father's. Of the tens of thousa ...

  7. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, June 8, 2014

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:32am by AGENCIES

    ... constituents of the rare minerals. At the time of their discovery, four of the minerals- boralsilite, stornesite, chopinite and tassieite- were new to science, while the rest were extremely rare ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE ANJALI HAZARI

    Learning Curve: coursework the best way to determine top science students

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 09:46am by Anjali Hazari

    ... science courses in schools that offer them through Cambridge International Examination (CIE), will need to be even more precise. CIE will no longer provide schools the choice of allowing students to undertake the coursework component that assesses students formatively in these examinations. The final grade in science subjects is derived from three areas. First, a multiple-choice paper ...

  9. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, June 1, 2014

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 04:21am by AGENCIES

    ... 'Extinct' sea creature found alive and well A microscopic marine creature believed to have been extinct for four million years has been found alive and well in New Zealand waters, researchers say. The animal, a tentacled polyp called protulophil ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Yacht enables Harbour School to expand its marine science classes

    Posted May 27th 2014, 10:26am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma life@scmp.com The purchase of a 40-foot yacht will enable Harbour School to expand its marine science classes- and turn students into seasoned sailors, writes Raymond Ma Cruiser ... for US$40,000 (HK$310,113) is part of the school's plan to expand its marine science lessons. The school, which has 165 students spread across three campuses in Kennedy Town, has been teaching ...




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