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  1. Lifestyle - Books - ENVIRONMENT

    Book review: The Collapse of Civilisation, by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:15pm by David Wilson

    ... massive floods in Australia affected more than 250,000 people. In 2012, which became known in the United States as the 'year without a winter', winter temperature records, including ... result is a kind of apocalypse: the Great Collapse of 2093. Post-collapse, the nation that retains most clout and control is authoritarian, centralised China. As the sea surges, China builds new ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - World - MEDICINE

    US$40m towards brain implant that could restore soldiers' memories

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 08:22pm by AFP

    ... Active Memory programme at Darpa. "Those service members have paid the ultimate price in service of our nation, so it is our great responsibility to try to come up with new and innovative- ... of Pennsylvania, up to US$15 million to the University of California, Los Angeles, and US$2.5 million to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California. Medtronic, the medical device technology ...

  4. News - World - PALAEONTOLOGY

    As a wide as a small plane: fossil bird with 6.4 metre wingspan unearthed

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 10:47pm by AFP

    ... said the research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Monday. Coupled with its long beak and sharp bony teeth, the enormous wings probably helped the bird hunt ... believe it may have made a running start downhill, or used air gusts- much like a hang glider- to make its way aloft. Once in the air, study author Dan Ksepka, of the National Evolutionary ...

  5. News - China - SCIENCE

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

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

    ... The "smell-free toilet" study was highlighted on the academy's website last month as offering an "ultimate" cure to an "urgent" national issue. Dr Yan Zhiying, ... is home to numerous tourist attractions, including the Jiuzhai Valley National Park, which plans to introduce the smell-killing germs to its public toilets. "They will get a refreshing ...

  6. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    Beyond the casinos: Where to find the sights and sounds of old Macau

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:31pm by Christopher Dewolf, Bernice Chan, DARREN WEE

    ... "The bacalhau here is typical Portuguese," says Bruno Simões, a Portuguese national who lives in Macau. "It very much takes me home." He also recommends the wet seafood rice. ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health Bites

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 06:53pm by Kylie Knott

    ... of our diet. Nutritional values of foods are typically given in kilojoules or kilocalories, standard units of energy. But new research on apes and monkeys suggests that this is too simplistic ... science societies. Dr Rahul Potluri, founder of the ACALM Study Unit and lead author, says: "Our preliminary study suggests that women with high cholesterol in their blood may be at greater ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books - AMERICA

    Book review: Border Patrol Nation, by Todd Miller

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 05:49pm by NYT

    ... Tony Perry Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches From the Front Lines of Homeland Security by Todd Miller City Lights 3 stars Tony Perry In his scathing examination of the US Border Patrol, ... father's only crime was that he did not have the appropriate documents to remain in the United States. In the fear that descended on the US after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Miller argues, elected ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Tai Po’s indie star in the making

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 07:11pm by RACHEL MOK

    ... is dedicated to framed autographs of players from his favourite soccer team, Manchester United. Hong Kong-born Tsui spent a chunk of his teenage years at a boarding school in Edinburgh and is heavily ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - INSIGHT

    Don't lose sight of the goal when it comes to education reform

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 06:01pm by ROBIN CHEUNG

    ... nurtured, and are their moral character, civic mindedness and sense of national identity well formed? Do educational personnel see how the vision and the curriculum measures are linked and how ...




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