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South China Morning Post Magazine

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science

Anti-science idiocy threatens catastrophic consequences

For this week’s science column, I was all set to write of new discoveries about the amazing eyes of the mantis shrimp (yes, really!), but was instead asked for something…

Solar System Weirdness inc Diamond Rain and Ice Volcanoes

At the end of December 2013 came news that NASA has ideas for a novel robotic space vehicle. Dubbed a “super ball bot”, this would be roughly spherical, built of…

travel

Many Splendoured Hong Kong

Many Splendoured Hong Kong

Far too often, Hong Kong is portrayed as a rather one-dimensional destination for visitors – a “world city” with shopping and dining, a little sightseeing, and more shopping and dining.…

Shangri-La, Yunnan, China

Shangri-La, Yunnan, China

 Journey to Shangri-La High in the mountains of south-western China, can this be the real thing? As my plane descends through cloud in the northern corner of China’s Yunnan province,…