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Revisiting energy flow in photosynthetic plant cells
“Breaking” news! A new idea on how Earth’s outer shell first broke into tectonic plates

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Revisiting energy flow in photosynthetic plant cells
Revisiting energy flow in photosynthetic plant cells

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Spin texture and vortex in quantum magnet TMGO when the material is inside the topological KT phase.
Quantum Material research connecting physicists in Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai Facilitates discovery of better materials that benefit our society

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An unexpected heat shock to neurons: HKU scientists and collaborators uncovered a new mechanism for balancing protein stability during neuronal development

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HKU marine ecologists reveal larvicidal oil for mosquito control threatens coastal marine life and pollutes sea environment

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Metagenomics reveals distinct microbiotypes in the giant clams Tridacna maxima

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HKU study unlocks the secret of corals’ tolerance to climate change: their diet

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HKU marine biologist and international team unveil impacts of heatwave on reef fishes

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HKU earth scientist redrew global map of land life, achieving a unique research quadruple by landing first/correspondence author papers in the frontline journals of four of the Burlington House's learned societies.

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HKU scientists find high concentrations of toxic phenyltin compounds in local Chinese white dolphins and finless porpoises confirming their biomagnification through marine food chains

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A team of international mangrove forest experts suggesting optimistic cause for global mangrove conservation

 

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HKU marine ecologists and international team unveils the historical impacts of development on coral reef loss in the South China Sea, suggesting possible coral restoration in Hong Kong

 

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HKU marine ecologist and international team identifies areas of top priority for deepsea monitoring and conservation through a survey of world’s leading deep-sea scientists

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HKU scientists develop a deep learning approach to predict disease-associated mutations of the metal-binding sites

 

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HKU plant scientists identify new strategy to enhance rice grain yield

 

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HKU astronomy research team unveils one origin of globular clusters around giant galaxies

 

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What colour were fossil animals? HKU palaeontologists evaluate fossil colour reconstruction methods to propose new study framework

 

 

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Smash and Grab: A heavyweight stellar champion for dying stars

 

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HKU earth scientists discovered century-scale deep-water circulation dynamics in the North Atlantic Ocean throughout the last 20,000 years

 

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HKU biologists discover cell division requires a balanced level of non-coding RNA for chromosome stability

 

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Monte Carlo study led by HKU physicist reveals the parent state of quantum phases

 

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Thirteen new ant species discovered in Hong Kong

 

 

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Ancient birds out of the egg running

 

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HKU chemists develop a new class of robust gold(III) complexes with promising device lifetimes and tunable emission colours for vacuum-deposited OLEDs

 

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The pterosaur studied has four different feather types

HKU fossil imaging helps push back feather origins by 70 million years

 

 

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HKU study finds that ocean circulation in the North Atlantic is at its weakest since the past 1,500 years

 

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Planet discovered orbiting the second closest stellar system to the Earth

 

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HKU Chemists develop the first-in-class YEATS inhibitors that show promise for leukemia treatment
 

 

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An HKU-led team of international plant scientists reveal how chloroplasts maintain energy efficiency

 

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HKU paleontologists discover evolutions of tropical deep-water ecosystem and environment affected by high-latitude climate

 

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International team discovers an inside-out nebula surrounds a ‘born-again’ star, shedding light on the late-stage evolution of the Sun  

 

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HKU Laboratory for Space Research involved in international collaboration facilitating the discovery of an isolated Millisecond Pulsar with FAST

 

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HKU marine scientists unveil how climate change relates to coral bleaching

 

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HKU scientist makes key discoveries in the search for life on Mars 

 

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HKU geologist’s discovery of early earth-like seafloor deposits on Mars could provide clues to life’s origins

 

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HKU and Kyoto U reveal a new strategy to enhance the efficiency of cereal straw for biofuel production

 

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The “Hong Kong population” of Chinese white dolphins re-defined: The latest HKU study clarifies how many dolphins there are in Hong Kong waters

 

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Major breakthrough in knowledge of dinosaur appearance - HKU palaeontologist reconstructs feathered dinosaurs in the flesh with new technology

 

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