Short Science, December 23, 2012

The science fictions of Arthur C. Clarke will go electronic.

Scientists at Europe's CERN research centre said they may be able to definitively announce in March that they have discovered the elusive Higgs boson.

Sunday, 23 December, 2012, 6:11am

Beware, invasion of the bed bugs

Summer is the breeding season for many household pests, but one of the most worrying is the global pandemic of bed bugs which has already hit Hong Kong.

6 May 2011 - 12:00am

Savage Moon: The Hera Campaign

After attacking mining colonies on the PlayStation 3, the carnivorous Insectocytes are now invading the Sony PlayStation Portable in Savage Moon: The Hera Campaign.

Like the PS3 Console version, The Hera Campaign is a downloadable game from the Sony PlayStation Network, so there's no need to go to HMV or Toys 'R' Us to buy it.

12 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Spooky vibes on the catwalk for unveiling of Mulberry's autumn and winter styles

Is creepy the new beauty? The autumn and winter styles of British accessory brand Mulberry, presented in a show last Thursday at Elements with creative director Emma Hill in attendance, offered an eerily spooky vibe for a social event. Against a backdrop of simulated barren trees and models crowned with manes of Bride of Frankenstein hair, it was haute Halloween.

25 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Hong Kong's schlub duo to face off with teams of Asia's rich and beautiful

The third edition of The Amazing Race Asia begins on the AXN channel on Thursday. From what we've seen, most of the teams now consist of perfectly shaped models, actors and beauty queens. Included in the race is a former Miss Universe, a Malaysian heiress and a famous Thai actress. In comparison, Hong Kong's one and only team comprises a couple of schlubs.

8 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

FYI: Do bugs really crawl into people's ears? How can you get them out?

A large part of the widely shared phobia of creepy-crawlies has to do with them turning up in unsuspected places, such as shoes or plates of food.

30 Mar 2008 - 12:00am


Skinny Kids

World, 9pm

10 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Millennium bug lingers

Although a potential millennium bug crisis was avoided last year, experts warn that some errors in computerised systems still need to be rectified.

To save memory space and cost, computer system programmers used to record the year using only the last two, rather than the whole four digits.

29 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

A sick joke

THE economic costs of the damage caused by the Love Bug virus are truly staggering. It was always almost a certainty that a virus such as this one would sweep through continents, penetrate some of the most sensitive e-mail systems around the globe - bringing them to a halt in some cases - and leave huge financial loss in its wake.

7 May 2000 - 12:00am

Caught in the grip of the Y2K bug

One essential element of news is that it is, just that, new. But one of the biggest stories of the year falls outside that definition.

21 Jun 1999 - 12:00am


Bugs, La Cremeria, Fringe, April 21 (until Saturday, April 24) Modernity might be everyone's goal as the millennium approaches, but it is a double-edged sword.

Although mass transport provides an efficient, cheap and speedy means of travel, it has also made commuting a banal, often stressful experience.

23 Apr 1999 - 12:00am


THEY creep, they crawl, they fly by day and bite by night - love them or loathe them, you can't ignore insects. For most people in Hongkong, insects are the cockroaches which scuttle across the kitchen floor, or the irritating mosquitoes whining around the room.

6 Jun 1993 - 12:00am