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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    No place in liberal studies for ethnic stereotypes and overgeneralisations

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:57pm by LIZ JACKSON

    ... Liz Jackson Liz Jackson says Hong Kong's approach to liberal studies is falling short of its aim to embrace and understand the full range of perspectives in society, including those ... stereotypes that Filipinos in Hong Kong are all domestic helpers. Racial and ethnic stereotypes also predominate in liberal studies textbooks. Describing ethnic minorities mostly as "grass ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1550397/no-place-liberal-studies-ethnic-stereotypes-and-overgeneralisations
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Study gives parents a wake-up call over hidden dangers of snoring snoozers

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 11:09am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com One in eight Hong Kong children snore, which may be a symptom of a sleep disorder that can lead to behavioural problems and obesity Study gives wake-up call on kids who snore Parents have been given a wake-up call about their children’s snoring after a study found that about one in eight of the city’s youngsters have the noisy night-time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550930/study-gives-parents-wake-call-over-hidden-dangers-snoring-snoozers
  3. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Lawmakers call for study into return of rent controls to protect tenants

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:42am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Lawmakers call for study into rent controls Lawmakers have called on the government to consider reintroducing rent controls despite government findings that doing so could rebound on tenants. Seven of nine members at a meeting of the Legislative Council housing panel yesterday backed a motion calling for a study. Supporters of the motion said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549165/lawmakers-call-study-return-rent-controls-protect-tenants
  4. News - China - GOVERNMENT

    High-level officials monopolise party promotion mechanism, study finds

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:23am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Party study finds systemic flaws in promotion system The process for selecting and promoting Communist Party officials is deeply flawed, research by its ... called on the party to improve its recruitment process, stressing that the quality of cadres, not the quantity, was most important. The study, by the department's Party Building Institute, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1548234/high-level-officials-monopolise-party-promotion-mechanism-study-finds
  5. News - World - SCIENCE

    More than 100 scientists threaten to boycott 'premature' project to study brain

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 11:39pm by GDN

    ... controversy are recent changes made by Henry Markram, head of the HBP at the Swiss Federal Institute for Technology in Lausanne. The changes sidelined cognitive scientists who study high-level brain functions, such as thought and behaviour. Without them, the brain simulation will be built from the bottom up, drawing on more fundamental science, such as studies of individual neurons. The brain, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1548867/more-100-scientists-threaten-boycott-premature-project-study-brain
  6. News - World - INTERNET

    Google's claim it can save lives with health data is overstated, study says

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 06:09am by GDN

    ... and other hopes of providing public health breakthroughs by analysing huge amounts of medical data have been overstated, according to a new study. "If we actually began relying on the claims ... on the study. "Some of these conclusions may even pose serious public-health harm." The findings, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, cast doubt on claims made ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1547613/googles-claim-it-can-save-lives-health-data-overstated-study-says
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    SCMP study puts July 1 protest number at 140,000, well below organiser estimates

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 11:20pm by Joyce Ng and Ng Kang-chung

    ... put to the test A study commissioned by the South China Morning Post estimates 140,000 people took part in the July 1 march. The result- calculated through computerised area-density analysis- ... This could be partly due to the extremely slow pace of the rally and the crowd's unusually high density. The average density in Lee's past studies was 1 person per square metre, on Tuesday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545694/protest-number-july-1-march-put-test
  8. News - World - MEDICINE

    Scientist falsified Aids vaccine study, American court told

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 12:39am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Des Moines, Iowa Rabbit blood spiked with human antibodies to make vaccine seem to have great promise Scientist falsified Aids study, court told A South Korea-born scientist has pleaded not guilty to charges alleging that he falsified research for an Aids vaccine to secure millions of dollars in US federal funding. Dong-pyou Han, 57, entered pleas to four ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545052/scientist-falsified-aids-vaccine-study-american-court-told
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei's multimillion-yuan studies find smog is coming from neighbours

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 07:22pm by Li Jing

    ... are a source. At least another 32 cities on the mainland would conduct similar studies and publish reports by the end of this year, which some experts said would help fine-tune pollution prevention ... vehicles and dust from construction work are the major sources nationwide, and cities should start emission reduction efforts even without such studies. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1544375/beijing-tianjin-and-hebeis-multimillion-yuan-studies-find-smog-coming
  10. News - Hong Kong - INTERNET

    Hongkongers voice privacy fears after Facebook's 'ethically wrong' study

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by Christy Choi and Michael de Waal-Montgomery

    ... Christy Choi and Michael de Waal-Montgomery Hongkongers question ethics of Facebook study Hong Kong internet users and psychologists have accused Facebook of acting unethically after ... with Cornell University and the University of California, San Francisco, to see if "emotional contagion" spreads across a social network. Critics of the study, published by the US National ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1544448/hongkongers-voice-privacy-fears-after-facebooks-ethically-wrong-study

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