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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - EDUCATION

    United States researcher develops adjustable school textbooks

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 04:41am by WASHPOST

    ... at Rice University in the United States believes we can do better. "Imagine a digital textbook where because I'm a different person and learn differently, my book is different from your ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Trumpeter Arturo Sandoval honours mentor Dizzy Gillespie

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 10:23am by Robin Lynam

    ... him play and was impressed. He was eventually invited to join Dizzy Gillespie's United Nations Orchestra big band, and was permitted to tour with them overseas by the Cuban government. ...

  3. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - DESIGN

    Danish architects take space and light approach

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:34am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Peta Tomlinson peta.tomlinson@scmp.com Henning Larsen Architects' projects in China aim to be human-scale rather than monumental to foster a sense of community and well-being Danish architects take space and light approach With a population of less than 6 million, Denmark is smaller than many Chinese cities. Yet the rapidly urbanising China needs what the Nordic nation ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Australian Ballet takes risks to draw young audiences

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 07:13am by Sue Green

    ... with the warrior Solor. But tragedy strikes, until in a spectacular climax the lovers are united in death. The ballet premiered at St Petersburg's Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre in 1877 with choreography ... who are hitting their strides now." Touring is also part of the ballet's brief- domestically, where its second Dancers Company makes it to small centres across the nation ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Hong Kong-style milk tea takes centre stage at cultural exhibition in Taiwan

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Vivienne Chow

    ... China Morning Post the exhibition would feature items of cultural heritage not included in Unesco's list or the national list, but which were on the city's inventory, such as Hong ... is on the national heritage list. Unesco-listed herbal tea will also be presented, alongside the Tai Hang fire dragon dance, Tai O dragon boat water parade and Yu Lan Ghost Festival, which all feature ...

  6. News - China - DEFENCE

    Shanghai to San Francisco in 100 minutes by Chinese supersonic submarine

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 05:22am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... it can significantly reduce the water drag; swimming in water could be as effortless as flying in the sky," he said. Besides Russia, countries such as Germany, Iran and the United States ...

  7. News - World - HAITI

    DNA study links Nepal's cholera bug to Haitian epidemic

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 12:00am by MCY

    ... McClatchy-Tribune Researchers conclude peacekeepers brought disease to the quake-hit island nation DNA study links Nepal bug to Haiti's cholera epidemic The United Nations sent Nepalese peacekeeping troops to bring relief to Haiti after it was devastated by an earthquake in 2010. A new study concludes that the peacekeepers brought something else too- cholera, triggering ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books

    Ancient manuscripts tell of proud, independent people

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 07:13am by Mark O'Neill

    ... their historical memory. For Beijing, however, Xinjiang has always been a part of the nation and the Uygurs one of its many minorities. It denies their national identity and distinct history. To describe ... Chinese nation that had existed for millennia. For the general reader, this is a dense book. Thum, assistant professor of history at Loyola University in New Orleans, discusses the different ...

  9. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    China's first lady Peng Liyuan's fashion style has made her a global sensation

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 09:39am by Jing Zhang

    ... leader. Now that Peng's role has fully shifted from a folk song diva to a national fashion icon, her stylistic influence is set to grow even further. The question now is whether other ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books - PHILOSOPHY

    Book review: Controversies, by Alain Badiou and Jean-Claude Milner

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 07:52am by Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore

    ... from one village to another and get across walls." Given these circumstances, he says, the issue "isn't one of names that divide or unite" but of creating a modern state ...




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