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Towing the Line

Towing the Line

An iconic boundary line drawn up in 1800s by a Victorian biologist to explain how and why land animals were distributed across the planet has been redrawn following a study of Christmas Island in the eastern Indian Ocean.

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Climate Change: The World’s Other Crisis

Climate Change: The World’s Other Crisis

Although COVID-19 has understandably captured the world’s full attention this year, the dangers of climate change have not gone away. HKU scholars are applying scientific and legal expertise to assess the ecological and political dimensions of the problem, and the possible solutions. HKU also recently joined the International Universities Climate Alliance, a platform for researchers to exchange information on climate change and join forces in formulating solutions.

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Protests Sponsored by the State

Protests Sponsored by the State

Social movements used to be about disadvantaged groups rising against the state. But now, states themselves are initiating social movements. Political scientist Dr Yan Xiaojun has been investigating.

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Virtual Forum on the COVID-19 Pandemic

Virtual Forum on the COVID-19 Pandemic

HKU researchers from multiple disciplines discussed approaches to tackling the COVID-19 pandemic and the potential for “big ideas” to bring new perspectives to huge issues faced globally.

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Filling the Vacuum

Filling the Vacuum

Recent research by HKU’s President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Xiang Zhang, has caused a stir in the scientific world by demonstrating that vacuums are not empty spaces and by manipulating activity within them.

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