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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    The bad science in city's incineration plan for househould waste

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:54am by Martin Williams

    ... to waste There has been considerable brouhaha over Hong Kong's waste strategy, particularly plans to expand three landfills and build an incinerator on an artificial island by Shek Kwu Chau- ... incineration to reduce waste in landfills was a strategy adopted in Hong Kong from the late 1960s, leading to four waste incineration plants being built. Yet to the Environmental Protection Department, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1556646/bad-science-citys-incineration-plan-househould-waste
  2. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Reclaimed and recycled wood cuts waste in family home refit

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 11:25pm by Catherine Shaw

    ... produce a lot of waste and we wanted to avoid that by using natural materials like wood and trying to recycle as much as possible." Hong Kong has been home to the couple since 2010, four ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1544794/reclaimed-and-recycled-wood-cuts-waste-family-home-refit
  3. Lifestyle - Books

    On paper, tale stands tall without the digital gizmos

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 12:31pm by James Kidd

    ... Faber's digital version of poet T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land is a high point. Various incarnations of the text, in manuscript form and easy-to-read print, are accompanied by commentaries, ... are not just contained within the book but without: 12 emerald-studded numbers, made by jewellery designer Anna Sheffield, were hidden at highway rest stops in different states across the US- not much ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1559029/paper-tale-stands-tall-without-digital-gizmos
  4. Lifestyle

    Filmmaker behind Beijing waste exposé turns attention to trash trade

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 01:06pm by Andrea Chen

    ... see these fields of plastic waste. When you buy pork in a supermarket, for instance, you are also using plastic containers and plastic wrap, unlike the old days when pork was wrapped ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Wang Jiuliang's expose on Beijing's dumping grounds caught the attention of powerful people, but his battle against waste is far from over, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/1402419/filmmaker-behind-beijing-waste-expose-turns-attention-trash-trade
  5. Lifestyle - Technology - SENSES

    Elephants turn out to be best sniffers, Japanese researchers say

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 03:47am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Elephants turn out to be best sniffers Elephants possess a sense of smell that is probably the strongest ever identified in a single species, according to a study by Japanese scientists. The African elephant's genome contains the largest number of olfactory receptor genes- nearly 2,000- said the study in the journal Genome Research. Olfactory ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1559902/elephants-turn-out-be-best-sniffers-japanese-researchers-say
  6. Lifestyle - Technology - GENOMICS

    Gene for salt-tolerant soybeans discovered by Hong Kong professor

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 03:47am by Jessie Lau

    ... the black-coloured wild soybeans in Professor Lam Hon-ming's hand don't seem particularly special. Yet they contain a gene that can potentially benefit the agricultural industry- a gene ... data from the beans and used genome-sequencing technology to locate the chromosome region that contained the gene for salt tolerance. After identifying one gene that manifested itself in all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1559903/gene-salt-tolerant-soybeans-discovered-hong-kong-professor
  7. Magazines - 48hrs - GIGS

    Spiritualised will play their transcendental style of music in an acoustic form

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 10:54pm by Mark Mccord

    ... inside a case designed to look like a prescription drug container. In resurrecting the notion of the suffering artist, Pierce has provided a compelling backstory to one of rock history's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1559107/spiritualised-will-play-their-transcendental-style-music-acoustic
  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE ANJALI HAZARI

    Learning Curve: student surveys can help in assessing a teacher's skills

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:44am by Anjali Hazari

    ... the teacher with respect; 2. my classmates behave the way my teacher wants them to; 3. our class stays busy and doesn't waste time; 4. in this class, we learn a lot almost every day; 5. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1559151/learning-curve-student-surveys-can-help-assessing
  9. Magazines - 48hrs - FASHION & LIVING

    Editor's Pick: summer hair care

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 11:10pm by Tessa Chan

    ... This exotic scented hair mist (HK$260/125ml) contains natural hydrating ingredients to help repair brittle hair, and prevent damage from chlorine, salt water, heat and sun. Its time-released Oud oil ... Mark Hill's MiracOilicious line containing a blend of 14 essential oils and plant extracts. Designed to help combat frizz and split ends, pair it with either the conditioner ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1556129/editors-pick-summer-hair-care
  10. News - China - SCIENCE

    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 ... in the production of yogurt, cheese, beer and chocolate. Lactobacillus feeds on human waste, releasing lactic acid that eliminates the growth of most odour-making bacteria. The technology can be applied ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1548233/bacteria-eats-odour-could-bring-end-smelly-toilets-mainland-china

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