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The Sustainable Practice of Backpacking

Tourists can be a negative for environmental sustainability because they often travel by plane and indulge in extras that they may do more sparingly at home, such as taking long, hot showers every day. But one group of tourists may provide a model for sustainable...

Green Bonds Are on the Money

When banks and other institutions lend money, their chief aim has long been to get paid back in full, with interest. But over the past decade or so, a new kind of financing has emerged – the green bond – to support companies that are trying to have a positive impact...

Democracy and Judicial Behaviour in Asia

Democracies come in different forms. Some are effectively ruled by a dominant party that has muted most opposition. Some are dynamic, with two or more parties that have taken turns in power. Others are more fragile, with a strong military that may seize power if there...

Finding Answers to an Age-Old Question

Contrary to previous belief, globular clusters around the giant galaxy at the centre of the Perseus galaxy cluster are not all ancient objects. Instead, several thousand have been forming at a roughly steady rate out of a cool gas in the centre of the Perseus galaxy...

Capital Grains

Professor Mee-Len Chye, Wilson and Amelia Wong Professor in Plant Biotechnology from the School of Biological Sciences, who led the research team, said: “Increasing grain size and yield, besides rice bran and seed lipid content, in crops such as rice is an important...
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