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Deep Sea Thriving

Deep Sea Thriving

The first comprehensive review of Hong Kong’s marine life in 70 years, shows that this relatively small place is punching above its weight where biodiversity is concerned

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Gender Research at HKU

Gender Research at HKU

The Women’s Studies Research Centre has been operating since 1995 to promote gender research and translate the findings into benefits for the Hong Kong community. Recently, it has played an active role in HeForShe activities on campus, including publishing a directory on gender research expertise at HKU

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The Harmful Effects of Artificial Turf

The Harmful Effects of Artificial Turf

Artificial turf is a low-maintenance option for keeping playing fields green and readily available for use, especially in hot, wet climates. But work by Professor CY Jim is adding to the evidence that artificial turf can be hazardous to both health and the environment

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City Life

City Life

It seems only fitting that a new species of ant discovered in Hong Kong was not found in a rural setting but in the city’s urban jungle – just a short distance from the HKU campus

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Distance Learning

Distance Learning

A new technique to estimate distances between Earth and planetary nebulae accurately will give them a more meaningful place in astronomical research

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