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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

    ... a United Nations scientific panel reported in a rare piece of good news about the health of the planet. Scientists said the development demonstrates that when the world comes together, it can ... actually been phased out," he said. Paul Wapner, a professor of global environmental politics at American University, Washington, said the findings are "good news in an often dark ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1590001/ozone-layer-showing-first-signs-recovery-says-un-study
  2. News - World - SCIENCE

    The science of slipping on a banana skin, and other Ig Nobel Prize winners

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 11:43pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York Ig Nobel Prizes handed out for the year's most unintentionally funny scientific discoveries The physics of the banana skin slip, and other triumphs Spoof Nobel prizes that honour the humour in science were handed out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1596197/science-slipping-banana-skin-and-other-ig-nobel-prize-winners
  3. News - World - SCIENCE

    From doorknob to whole building in 4 hours: how quickly viruses spread

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:48am by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post From a couple of doorknobs, bugs were spread rapidly through an entire building Virus can go everywhere in 4 hours, study finds Viruses can spread from a single doorknob to 40 to 60 per cent of surfaces and people in a building in just ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1590398/doorknob-whole-building-4-hours-how-quickly-viruses-spread
  4. News - World - SCIENCE

    Cue a more scientific brew: coffee plant’s genome deciphered

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 10:27pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Revealed: the genetic secrets of coffee's kick If you prefer your genetic research to be rich, bold, flavourful, steaming hot and with a bit of a kick, try a mug full of this: scientists have deciphered the coffee genome and fou ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1586133/cue-more-scientific-brew-coffee-plants-genome-deciphered
  5. News - World - SCIENCE

    Scientists in Britain produce propane for first time using renewable process

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:57pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Breakthrough made in power source production A gas which can power cars and heat homes has been made using a renewable process for the first time. Propane, which makes up the bulk component of liquefied natural gas, has previously only ever b ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1584619/scientists-britain-produce-propane-first-time-using-renewable-process
  6. News - World - SCIENCE

    Mystery of zigzagging stones in Death Valley National Park solved

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 09:40pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Death Valley, United States Mystery of Death Valley's zigzagging stones solved For years scientists have theorised about how large rocks, weighing up to hundreds of kilograms, zigzag across an area of California's Death Valle ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581816/mystery-zigzagging-stones-death-valley-national-park-solved
  7. News - World - SCIENCE

    Scientists create fabric that mimics octopus camouflage

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:19pm by AFP

    ... interior designers, fashion houses and the military all have their eyes on its eventual capability to provide a first-of-its-kind man-made camouflaging material. "If you illuminate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1577810/scientists-create-fabric-mimics-octopus-camouflage
  8. News - World - SCIENCE

    Emotions connected to memories can be rewritten, study finds

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 10:17pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Memory's emotions can be rewritten Emotions connected to memories can be rewritten, making bad events in the past seem better and good things appear worse, scientists have found. The discovery of the mechanism behind the ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581529/emotions-connected-memories-can-be-rewritten-study-finds
  9. Lifestyle - Books - SCIENCE

    Book review: Smashing Physics, by Jon Butterworth

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

    ... of this kind of research and bewails the attempts by some bureaucrats to guess its impact on society in advance. The point of doing fundamental particle physics is- like great art- not specifically to improve our material wellbeing, but to enrich our understanding and appreciation of our place in the world. Guardian News & Media ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1569125/book-review-smashing-physics-jon-butterworth
  10. News - World - SCIENCE

    Humans coexisted with Neanderthals for millennia, new study shows

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 09:45pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Modern humans coexisted with their evolutionary cousins for millennia, a new study shows The Neanderthals next door Far from wiping out the Neanderthals overnight, modern humans rubbed along with their shorter and stockier cousins for th ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1578597/humans-coexisted-neanderthals-millennia-new-study-shows

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