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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

Peninsula Hotel

The host of celebrities who have stayed at Hong Kong’s Peninsula Hotel include Noel Coward, the quintessential British wit who penned the song “Mad Dogs and Englishmen”. Walk into the…

New Territories Hiking, Hong Kong

New Territories Hiking, Hong Kong

Hiking in Hong Kong's New Territories On the Slopes of Tai Mo Shan Hong Kong’s highest mountain, Tai Mo Shan, dominates the landscape north of Kowloon.  On clear days, you…