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Chemistry

Chemical reactions

Many of the average 85 ingredients a man puts on his face every day can be harmful, writes Susan Schwartz.

Thursday, 8 March, 2012, 12:00am

Youthful bloom

Brands take the battle against ageing to deep within our skin cells, writes Tama Lung

27 Sep 2012 - 12:45am

Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka awarded Nobel chemistry prize

US chemists Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka won the Nobel Prize yesterday for identifying a class of cell receptor, yielding vital insights into how the body works at the molecular level.

11 Oct 2012 - 4:21am

Bella Ip: The soap maker with a clean eco-conscience

The slogan "Your hand can make a difference" on So...Soap!'s bottles says it all. It is its founder Bella Ip Chi-kiu's mission to promote a sustainable future with her eco-conscious, handmade soap brand.

22 May 2014 - 4:08pm

Cathay Fortune bids for Discovery Metals

Cathay Fortune, a Chinese private equity firm, has offered A$830 million (HK$6.58 billion) to take control of Discovery Metals, an Australian copper producer with mines in Botswana.

Cathay Fortune, founded by billionaire Yu Yong, offered A$1.70 a share in cash for the shares in Discovery it did not already own, the Shanghai-based company said yesterday.

5 Oct 2012 - 8:55am

Case History: Lithium poisoning

Teddy Mak's family noticed that he was behaving a little oddly. The 49-year-old did not appear to fully understand them when they spoke, and seemed a little confused. He was also increasingly unsteady when he walked and appeared to be losing his muscle strength.

2 Oct 2012 - 12:42pm

Natural selection

Elisabeth Visoanska's teenage passion led to a sophisticated skincare brand, writes Tama Lung.

27 Sep 2012 - 12:45am

Synthesis of Sichuan pepper chemical allows new uses

A Sichuan hotpot dinner has inspired a local chemist's discovery of how to synthesise the chemical that tingled his tongue.

The pleasurable tingling sensation and numbing of tongue and lips when eating Sichuan peppercorns is caused by hydroxyl alpha sanshool (HAS).

23 Sep 2012 - 3:10pm

Yuen Long villagers in fear after fish die in 'contaminated stream'

Environmental protection officers are investigating claims that contaminated stream water flowing from a construction site for the MTR's high-speed railway killed more than 2,000 fish in a Yuen Long village last week.

19 Sep 2012 - 1:57pm

Toxic formaldehyde found in child car seats

Formaldehyde, the toxic substance that recently caused a health alert at the University of Hong Kong's new campus, has been found in some child car seats sold in the city.

The cancer-causing compound was among harmful substances found in the seats during the first tests of their kind by the Consumer Council.

18 Sep 2012 - 3:24am

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