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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Japanese poster exhibition an eclectic mix

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 04:33pm by James King

    ... for energy and passion, but there's also a flavour of national pride. "Transparency and light are also very important to Japanese graphic designers," Lee continues, moving ... using a geisha-like figure to advertise performing art nihon buyo in the United States, Lee marvels at how its geometric forms convey the message so elegantly. Adjacent to it is the Tanaka ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1649987/japanese-poster-exhibition-eclectic-mix
  2. News - World - INTERNET

    WhatsApp and Open Whispers team up to encrypt messages

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 10:44pm by AFP

    ... Whisper is an open-source project supported by donations and grants. During the South By Southwest conference earlier this year, former National Security Agency contractor Snowden praised tools offered by Open Whisper. He connected to the gathering from Russia, where he took refuge after leaking information about wide-scale online surveillance by the United States' National Security ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1643948/whatsapp-and-open-whispers-team-encrypt-messages
  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Children need to grasp basic maths concepts in preschool to be proficient in later life

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 10:30am by Linda Yeung

    ... of Missouri chairs the learning processes task group under the US National Mathematics Advisory Panel. In a 10-year longitudinal study on children's mathematical development from kindergarten ... Achievement" at Chinese University, as the distinguished visiting scholar at the university's United College, he explained the findings of his survey of almost 300 children. Its identification ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1639817/children-need-grasp-basic-maths-concepts-preschool-be
  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Debate rages about rights of museums to resist claims on artefacts made by the countries of origin

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 08:16pm by NYT

    ... of their forebears' works. Officials of the United Nations Economic, Scientific and Cultural Organisation's Intergovernmental Committee for Promoting the Return of Cultural Property to its Countries ... Eastern and Mediterranean cradles of Western civilisation should remain in museum collections in America, Britain and other major collector nations or be sent back to the countries where they were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1639705/debate-rages-about-rights-museums-resist-claims-artefacts
  5. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Lukewarm response from scientists to US-China climate change deal

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 06:05am by AP

    ... countries, including China and India, were not required to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and that caused a big rift. The United States signed the agreement, but did not ratify or honour it. After ... per cent by 2030, about double what it is today. The US-China agreement, even when combined with pledges already on the table from other nations, represent only half of the world's carbon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1640752/lukewarm-response-scientists-us-china-climate-change-deal
  6. Lifestyle - Books - ENVIRONMENT

    Book review: Meltdown in Tibet, by Michael Buckley

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 08:16pm by BEN RICHARDSON

    ... are urbanised, according to the United Nations. Left alone, would Tibet's nomadic traditions have withstood the global trend towards urbanisation and globalisation? Has Tibet been protected from ... stewardship of the environment has potentially devastating consequences not just for the "roof of the world", but also for the nations that depend on the rivers flowing out of it. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1639630/book-review-meltdown-tibet-michael-buckley
  7. Lifestyle

    Voices of reason

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 05:52pm by Kylie Knott and Gloria Chan

    ... and living. The country's also had a female leader [Benazir Bhutto, who served as prime minister from 1988 to 1990 and from 1993 to 1996], and we have a female member of the national assembly. ... in and documented protests in Hong Kong". Li had just completed her International Baccalareate programme at the United World College campus in Wales when she returned home to a city increasingly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/1639891/voices-reason
  8. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Savour the future: how to make a plant patty that tastes just like beef

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 04:40pm by Elaine Yau

    ... the livestock industry. "Meat production leaves such a [carbon] footprint. According to the United Nations, it is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the entire transport industry, including ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/food-wine/article/1638884/forget-beefburger-try-tasty-plant-patty
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1277454/dna-study-links-nepals-cholera-bug-haitian-epidemic
  10. Lifestyle - Technology - SMART DEVICES

    Smart walking cane could soon stand the test of time

    Posted Nov 03rd 2014, 05:35am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... project, recently received 800,000 yuan (HK$1 million) from the National Natural Science Foundation of China to bring the technology from the lab to everyday life. The cane's intelligence ... functions are being developed elsewhere. Professor Cang Ye, of the University of Arkansas in the United States, for instance, is working on a robotic walking stick for the blind, according ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1630852/smart-walking-cane-could-soon-stand-test-time

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