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  1. News - Hong Kong - SCIENCE

    Kids Space Camp lets local youngsters play among the stars

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:03am by Jessie Lau

    ... astronauts" participated in a programme sponsored by MassMutual Asia to send local children to US Space Camp. For nine days in July, they underwent a children's version of astronaut training- ... Programme aims to foster children's interest in space exploration and help them gain confidence by taking on new challenges. About 100 children aged seven to 11 have participated since ...

  2. News - World - SCIENCE

    Queensland university develops ‘super banana’ for Africa

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 09:15pm by AFP

    ... of vitamin-A deficiency are dire, with 650,000-700,000 children world-wide dying... each year and at least another 300,000 going blind," he said. Researchers decided that enriching the staple food ...

  3. News - World - SCIENCE

    British scientists modify mosquitoes to breed mostly males, in fight against malaria

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 09:28pm by GDN

    ... and important contribution to eradicating malaria. Previous efforts to tackle the disease, which kills more than a million people each year- most of whom are African children- have included bed nets ...

  4. News - World - SCIENCE

    Gay dads’ brains play mother and father roles

    Posted May 27th 2014, 09:37pm by Reuters

    ... evidence of such changes in the brains of gay men raising children they adopted through surrogacy. The men's pattern of brain activity resembles that of both new mothers and fathers ... while watching the videos in an MRI tube, and again- to establish a baseline- while watching videos that their children did not star in. In the 20 mothers in the study, all primary caregivers, ...

  5. News - World - SCIENCE

    Autism tied to high levels of steroid hormones during pregnancy

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 09:41pm by BLOOM

    ... "Now, for the first time, we have also shown that these steroid hormones are elevated in children clinically diagnosed with autism." The study drew on 19,500 amniotic-fluid samples stored ...

  6. News - World - SCIENCE

    Chimpanzees have sense of fairness, study shows

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

    ... of the spoils. The results showed no differences between human and chimp behaviour: if the partner's co-operation was required, the chimps and children split the rewards equally, researchers said. ... that individual accept the proposition before both can obtain the rewards", said researcher Frans de Waal. Researchers ran the test separately on six adult chimpanzees and 20 human children between ...

  7. News - World - SCIENCE

    Bopping to the beat is a rare feat in animals, scientists find

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 05:17am by AFP

    ... children than human adults," said scientist Edward Large, of the University of Connecticut. "Infants will move more to the music than to speech but they don't synchronise. As children get older, to the ages of two, three, four, they still don't synchronise," he added. When toddlers get closest to truly keeping a beat is when they are in a playgroup with other ...

  8. News - China - SCIENCE

    Parents of children in Hunan GM rice trial were lied to

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Parents duped into taking part in rice trial Parents of children who unwittingly took part in a controversial testing of genetically modified rice on children in Hunan five years ago- which resulted in the sacking of three scientists on Thursday- were only shown the last page of the endorsement paper, state media reported yesterday. Professor ...

  9. News - World - SCIENCE

    German scientists discover 'dangerous' fifth kind of boredom

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 09:09pm by NYT

    ... or use drugs. Bored children are more likely to drop out of school. Studies have also linked boredom with stress and other health problems. "Given the high frequency of boredom in various ...

  10. News - World - SCIENCE

    People who do most housework are largest, study says

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 04:09am by The Guardian

    ... defended everyday tasks as genuinely useful. He said: "From an individual perspective, physical activities such as housework, doing the shopping and walking to collect children from school ...




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