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Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Hong Kong counts as one of the world's most saturated markets for portable electronic communication devices, with more iPhones and the like in operation here than we have citizens. Indeed, it is not uncommon to come across an individual sporting two or even three of them at the same time.
Air pollution in Beijing dropped slightly last year, municipal authorities said, although levels of the most dangerous small particulate matter remained more than three times the internationally recommended limit.
A giant bluefin tuna sold for more than US$37,000 in the first auction of the year at a Tokyo fish market on Monday, as Japan faces growing pressure to cut back on consumption of the threatened fish.
Bluefin tuna nets US$37,480 in Tokyo auction
Monday, January 5, 2015
Scientists are trying to figure out what's behind the deaths of seabirds that have been found by the hundreds along the Pacific Coast since October.
NASA explores inflatable spacecraft technology
Devising a way to one day land astronauts on Mars is a complex problem and NASA scientists think something as simple as a child's toy design may help solve the problem. Safely landing a large spacecraft on the Red Planet is just one of many engineering challenges the agency faces as it eyes an ambitious goal of sending humans into deep space later this century.
NASA explores inflatable spacecraft technology
Devising a way to one day land astronauts on Mars is a complex problem and NASA scientists think something as simple as a child's toy design may help solve the problem.
Sunday, January 4, 2015
U.S. scientists encouraged 20 obese people to eat extra fast food for several months, and found that about a quarter stayed in good health despite the additional pounds they gained.
For years, the U.S. government has been issuing guidelines about healthy eating choices. Now, a panel that advises the Agriculture Department is ready to recommend that you be told not only what foods are better for your own health, but for the environment as well.
Newborn orca a good sign for imperiled pod
A newborn killer whale in the endangered pod that frequents Puget Sound is an encouraging sign following the death earlier this month of a pregnant killer whale from the same group.
Saturday, January 3, 2015
Tasmania's lavender bear smells potential in China
When Chinese President Xi Jinping stepped on to the airport tarmac in Australia's smallest state Tasmania he was presented with a purple-colored fluffy toy called Bobbie.
  
  
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