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  1. News - China - SCIENCE

    Ancient man afflicted by rare hole-in-the-head disease

    Posted Mar 30th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Ancient man afflicted by rare hole-in-head disease Some medical ailments considered very rare today may have been much more common among early humans in China more than 100,000 years ago - so common that they may have contributed to their extinction and replacement by modern Chinese, according to a study by Chinese paleoanthropologists. One ...

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    Bacteria that 'eats' odour could bring end to smelly toilets in China

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:23am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Researchers have found bacteria that feeds off human waste and eliminates odour, creating a possible solution to a persistent problem A natural bioweapon for smelly toilets Mainland scientists have developed a "bioweapon" that can wipe out the notorious bad smell in public toilets. Up to 75 per cent of the odour can be removed, with the rest ...

  3. News - China - SCIENCE

    Is corruption all in the mind?

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 04:02am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Mainland research suggests that graft may have a physiological basis, and that some people's brains are hard-wired for bribery Is corruption all in the mind? Would you accept a bribe or recoil from it? Mainland scientists say the answer might lie in part of the left brain, prompting debate over whether drugs or therapy could fight the tendency ...

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    A diet of worms: Chinese volunteers spend 105 days eating creepy crawlies in space experiment

    Posted May 21st 2014, 11:37am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Researchers have spent more than three months living in a sealed lab to simulate growing their own food away from Earth Worms 'best diet' for space missions Three volunteers have chalked up another first for China's space programme. They have spent 105 days living in a sealed test laboratory in Beijing and proved that worms can ...

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    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 ...

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    Chang'e probe moves to within 15km of lunar surface

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 01:00pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Spacecraft successfully fires thrusters to reduce orbit ahead of planned touchdown of country's first moon lander and rover over the weekend Chang'e probe within 15 km of lunar surface The lunar probe Chang'e-3 has shifted its orbit, moving closer to the moon ready for its landing scheduled on Saturday, state media reported. ...

  7. News - China - SCIENCE

    Chinese job applicant calls ITER hiring process unfair

    Posted Oct 12th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen chen.binglin@scmp.com Applicant claims she lost job to French-bias The experience of one Chinese applicant who was turned down for a key position at the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) could shed light on how the project's staff became dominated by Europeans. The applicant, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, applied through open ...

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    Chinese scientists claim EU snub over jobs on nuclear fusion project

    Posted Oct 12th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com In new case of perceived bias, experts say country is not fairly represented on nuclear project in France despite paying its share Chinese scientists angry at 'snub' While Beijing has criticised Nasa's "discriminatory" decision to bar Chinese researchers from a conference, the country's scientists are fuming over ...

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    Dinosaurs may have lived in arctic conditions, study finds

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen chen.binglin@scmp.com New research based on northern China rocks suggests the creatures developed feathers to survive in an environment with large ice sheets Dinosaurs lived in 'arctic conditions' Contrary to popular images of dinosaurs roaming a steamy tropical planet, the prehistoric creatures may also have spent long periods living among enormous ice sheets where ...

  10. News - China - SCIENCE

    Project at Daya Bay nuclear plant tries to unlock key to origin of the universe

    Posted Sep 01st 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com A global project at the Daya Bay nuclear plant is trying to track down tiny, elusive particles Unlocking a key to origin of the universe Scientists at the Daya Bay nuclear power plant- about 50 kilometres from Hong Kong- say new results they have recorded about ghostly particles called neutrinos may be a step towards solving some of the biggest ...




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