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  1. Sewage-tainted irrigation water puts almost a billion at riskRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 4 | South China Morning Post

    Untreated wastewater from cities is used to irrigate 50 per cent more farmland worldwide than previously thought, leaving some 885 million people exposed to the risk of diseases, including diarrhoea and cholera, a study said on Wednesday. Crops covering almost 36 million hectares - an area roughly the size of Germany - are irrigated with water from rivers and lakes used by cities within 40km upstream to discharge sewage, according to an international team of researchers.

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  2. A solution to traffic jams: jump in a Hyperlane and go 160km/hRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2017 | South China Morning Post

    Anthony Barrs and Baiyu Chen's Hyperlane system proposes clusters of self-driving cars zipping past local traffic at 160kph, controlled by a central computer These days there are so many self-driving cars coming down the pipeline it seems inevitable they'll soon be stuck in a robot traffic jam - just like the human-piloted cars of today. Well, not if Anthony Barrs and Baiyu Chen get their way.

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  3. Shaw Prize honours work by five international researchersRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2017 | South China Morning Post

    Two bag award in life science and medicine for discoveries which can lead to advancements in treatment of cancer and neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease Two international scientists are the latest recipients of Hong Kong's Shaw Prize in life science and medicine, for their discovery of biological engines which can lead to breakthroughs in the treatment of cancer and neurodegenerative disorders, among other diseases. Ian Gibbons, a visiting researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, and Ronald Vale, a professor at the University of California, San Francisco, were honoured for their findings on two families of motor proteins, namely kinesin and dynein.

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  4. The man plotting California's secession quit and moved to RussiaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2017 | South China Morning Post

    A small group has vowed to take up the effort and says the movement will pick up steam amid growing discontent with the Trump administration In April, the leader of a major California secessionist group in the US announced he was abandoning the movement and settling permanently in Russia. Louis Marinelli, the self-appointed leader of Yes California, set up a makeshift embassy in Moscow in December.

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  5. University of California Berkeley cancels talk by right-wing commentator Ann Coulter, citing safetyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2017 | South China Morning Post

    The University of California at Berkeley has cancelled a talk by right-wing commentator Ann Coulter for fear it could turn violent, days after opponents and supporters of President Donald Trump clashed in the city. The decision echoed a similar cancellation in February of a planned speech at the university by a right-wing provocateur and former Brietbart editor, Milo Yiannopoulos, following violent protests.

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  6. Conservative demonstrators and protesters against Trump in Berkeley. Photo: ReutersRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2017 | South China Morning Post

    Hundreds of self-described anti-fascist protesters and supporters of US President Donald Trump clashed in Berkeley, California, in sporadic brawls. Protests in cities around the rest of the country, including a number of "tax marches" in which demonstrators called for Trump to release his tax returns, proceeded more peacefully.

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  7. Scientists unravel the mysterious Law of Loose ShoelacesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2017 | South China Morning Post

    'It's unpredictable but when it happens, it's in two or three strides and it's catastrophic. There's no way of coming back' Things can start to unravel at any moment, but when failure occurs it is swift and catastrophic.

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  8. The Filipino soldiers who marched to death fighting for USRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2017 | South China Morning Post

    Ramon Regalado was starving and sick with malaria when he slipped away from his Japanese captors during the infamous 1942 Bataan Death March in the Philippines, escaping a brutal trudge through steamy jungle that killed hundreds of Americans and thousands of Filipinos who fought for the US during the second world war. On Saturday, the former wartime machine-gun operator joined a dwindling band of veterans of the war in San Francisco's Presidio to honour the soldiers who died on the march and those who made it to a prisoner of war camp only to die there.

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  9. Vanessa Cheung's tips for busy Hongkongers on how to stay fitRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2017 | South China Morning Post

    The Nan Fung Group director and gym co-owner, who recently launched a community health initiative, tells us how she got the fitness bug, how she stays in shape and how to squeeze exercise into your day Growing up the youngest of three children, and a member of the third generation of the family that controls the Nan Fung Group, a Hong Kong property developer, Vanessa Cheung has big boots to fill. But her boots weren't made for walking - at least not in the beginning.

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  10. US women stay home as part of International Women's Day mass actionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2017 | South China Morning Post

    American women are staying home from work, zipping up their wallets, wearing red and attending rallies across the country to show their economic strength and impact on society as part of International Women's Day celebrations happening across the globe on Wednesday. "A Day Without a Woman" is the first major action by organisers of the Women's March since the day after President Donald Trump's inauguration, when millions of women poured into the streets in protest of misogyny, inequality and oppression.

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  11. As US border tax looms, let market decide yuan's valueRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2017 | South China Morning Post

    Weifeng Zhong and Zhimin Li say a market-led exchange rate regime is the best option for Beijing, with the proposed US import tax poised to deal a heavy blow to China's monetary system and growth outlook The US Republicans' border-adjusted tax plan - to tax imports and exempt exports - could deal a strong blow to the stability of China's monetary system and its growth prospects. Beijing would be wise to move to a floating exchange rate regime.

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  12. Protestors whack each other with sticks at pro-Trump rallyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2017 | South China Morning Post

    Supporters of Donald Trump clashed with counter-protesters at a rally in the famously left-leaning city of Berkeley, California, on a day of mostly peaceful gatherings in support of the US president across the country. At a park in Berkeley, across the bay from San Francisco, protesters from both sides struck one another over the head with wooden sticks and Trump supporters fired pepper spray as police in riot gear stood at a distance.

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  13. Mammoths suffered genetic - meltdown' before extinctionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2017 | South China Morning Post

    Before woolly mammoths went extinct thousands of years ago, their dwindling population suffered a series of genetic mutations that hampered their ability to survive, researchers said Thursday. Woolly mammoths were once among the most common herbivores in North America and Siberia, but came under threat from increased hunting pressure and a warming climate.

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  14. HKU Council members decided not to make the report's recommendation public. Photo: Sam TsangRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2017 | South China Morning Post

    There has been "no evidence whatsoever" of any political interference from the city's leader with the governance of the University of Hong Kong, a former High Court judge wrote in a report to the institution's council. A source informed the Post that former High Court judge Peter Van-tu Nguyen was opposed to stripping the chief executive of his powers to appoint top council chairs and members in the university.

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  15. Billions at stake in battle over gene-editing patentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2017 | South China Morning Post

    Much like a surgical scalpel, the technique allows the genome to be edited by clipping out a specific area of DNA and in some cases replacing it with new instructions The first skirmish was fought last week in what could be a long war over a revolutionary patent on gene-editing technology, with colossal amounts of money at stake. Facing off are the top international experts in the fast-growing field of gene-editing - pitting American scientist Feng Zhang, against the French-American duo of Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna.

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  16. Lucky Boy explores hope, heartbreak in US immigration debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2017 | South China Morning Post

    Shanthi Sekaran - herself the child of immigrants to the US - dramatises a hot-button issue with her story of Soli and Kavya Lucky Boy is a tale involving the immigrant experience. And it's an exploration of motherhood, fertility and racism.

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  17. Book and speech by alt-right favourite Milo Yiannopoulos cancelled over child-sex remarksRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2017 | South China Morning Post

    Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, a darling of the alt-right movement, has lost both a publishing deal and his speech at this year's US Conservative Political Action Conference after the emergence of a video in which he approvingly discussed relationships between "younger boys" and older men. Hours after CPAC announced the cancellation of the speech, his publisher dropped his book Dangerous , which had been scheduled to come out in June.

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  18. An insight into the ascent of TrumpRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2017 | South China Morning Post

    Arlie Russell Hochschild recalls French sociologist mile Durkheim's idea of "collective effervescence" in explaining the appeal of Donald Trump: it was the unity of the strangers gathered around him, and not the man alone, who caused the excitement. And those protesters ejected from almost every Trump rally served only to reinforce the feeling of brotherhood.

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  19. Salto, the jumping robot, could one day help save lives. Photo: The Washington PostRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2016 | South China Morning Post

    An agile jumping robot that was inspired by some of the animal world's best leapers could one day help in rescue efforts after earthquakes or building collapses, US scientists said Tuesday. Known as Salto, the 10-inch-tall robot can jump higher than a bullfrog and almost as high as a galago, or bush baby, a small primate found in Africa.

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  20. Help students with special needs succeed in Hong Kong universitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2016 | South China Morning Post

    Alfred C. M. Chan is encouraged by the increase in funding for this minority group, but says a more holistic approach is needed to help them meet their still considerable challenges Does the name Lung Wai-hin ring a bell? She was the girl who appeared in a memorable TV commercial more than a decade ago that uplifted the spirits of people in Hong Kong in the midst of the severe acute respiratory syndrome epidemic. Her cheerful face and "happy dance" are still at the back of many minds today.

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