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Capital Grains

Capital Grains

The discovery by HKU plant biotechnology scientists of a protein that can not only increase rice yield but also enhance the grain’s composition and nutritional content marks an important step forward in food security on our crowded planet.

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Finding Answers to an Age-Old Question

Finding Answers to an Age-Old Question

Astronomers shed new light on the origin of globular clusters surrounding giant galaxies.

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Democracy and Judicial Behaviour in Asia

Democracy and Judicial Behaviour in Asia

Judiciaries can shape – and are shaped by – the political systems they operate within, for better or worse. Professor Yap Po-jen of the Faculty of Law has been investigating this interplay between law and politics in Asia.

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Green Bonds Are on the Money

Green Bonds Are on the Money

A new approach to financing is found to benefit both shareholders and society.

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The Sustainable Practice of Backpacking

The Sustainable Practice of Backpacking

Backpackers typically try to do things on the cheap in ways that turn out to be good for the planet, as Dr Benjamin Iaquinto of the Department of Geography discovered.

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