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  1. Beware of loopholes

    Posted Oct 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo An amusing notice sent to us by an alert reader, it appears in the lifts to the parking lots of Times Square in Causeway Bay. It looks like someone did too literal a translation from the Chinese. On the other hand, it's always good to close loopholes to prevent shenanigans and stop crime. So drivers, stay alert and stop creating loopholes for criminals. ...

  2. Predicting the past

    Posted Nov 12th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo China's critics like to point to the many repugnant aspects of its one-party rule and, by and large, they are mostly true. The nation's defenders, or apologists, prefer ... that is relatively nimble and eminently adaptive, and no wonder you have so many run-of-the-mill critics with egg on their faces. Alex Lo is a senior writer at the Post ...

  3. Another last cry from the eternal infinite

    Posted Jul 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo Outer space inspires and terrifies. Children are always fascinated by it. And science fiction often projects it as a terrifying unknown. As the first Alien movie, a cult classic, ... in 1997, before ending the code's use forever would make a fitting farewell from Ulysses: 'Calling all. This is our last cry before our eternal silence.' Alex Lo is a senior writer ...

  4. Bad-science aftershocks continue to jolt

    Posted Feb 12th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo Left to its own devices, shoddy research has a way of eventually being discarded by the internal, self-critical processes of science. But shoddy science, once reported in the news, ... of a team that published a 'stress analysis' of the Sichuan quake. Alex Lo is a senior writer at the Post ...

  5. A scientific hunger for feeding the people

    Posted Dec 11th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo Zhang Jianhua grew up as a farm boy on the mainland. The plant physiologist understands what it is like to go hungry. The hardships of China's 800 million farmers today ... to educate themselves about. Professor Zhang is one of those rare scientists. Alex Lo is a senior writer at the Post ...

  6. Emission estimate is probably right

    Posted Nov 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo China has apparently exceeded the United States as the world's number one emitter of greenhouse gases. But how do they know? To really determine that properly, would you not have to measure emissions from every landfill, vehicle, production plant and animal in a country? Not necessarily. When the United Nations reported this week that Kyoto Protocol signatory ...

  7. Rumour merchants give Tsingtao in Taiwan a hangover

    Posted Oct 11th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Tsingtao Beer, we are sure, is made to the highest quality. But this did not stop nasty rumours being spread on the mainland last month that the products of several listed spirits-makers contained cancer-causing contaminants. Hong Kong-listed Tsingtao and mainland-listed Kweichow Moutai and Yantai Changyu Pioneer Wine have all denied the rumours, which have caused ...

  8. Will Pui Pui end up with a few mates after the great croc escape?

    Posted Sep 27th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo If the sudden appearance of that crafty female croc Pui Pui created a tourist boom at Yuen Long's Kam Tin River in 2003, we may be in for a wild party. The havoc caused by Typhoon Hagupit this week in Zhuhai apparently led to the escape of about 200 of the reptiles from a crocodile park there. The park is a major tourist attraction, which featured many animals ...

  9. Beijing weatherman's Olympian efforts may come home to nest

    Posted Jun 21st 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Hats off to the weathermen in Beijing! Certainly their confidence and boldness, if not yet their accuracy, deserve recognition. Scientists at the Beijing Meteorological Bureau predict a 47 per cent chance of rain on August 8, the opening day of the Olympic Games. Officials have good cause to be worried. The iconic Bird's Nest stadium- with more than 90,000 seats- ...

  10. A close encounter with our red neighbour

    Posted Aug 28th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... as it moves closer, it will trigger more explosions, either man-made or natural,' said feng shui master Raymond Lo Hang-lap. In coming days, the planet will appear in Hong Kong from the southeast ...




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