US chemists Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka won the Nobel Prize yesterday for identifying a class of cell receptor, yielding vital insights into how the body works at the molecular level.Thursday, 11 October, 2012, 4:21am
Cathay Fortune, a Chinese private equity firm, has offered A$830 million (HK$6.58 billion) to take control of Discovery Metals, an Australian copper producer with mines in Botswana.
Cathay Fortune, founded by billionaire Yu Yong, offered A$1.70 a share in cash for the shares in Discovery it did not already own, the Shanghai-based company said yesterday.5 Oct 2012 - 8:55am
Teddy Mak's family noticed that he was behaving a little oddly. The 49-year-old did not appear to fully understand them when they spoke, and seemed a little confused. He was also increasingly unsteady when he walked and appeared to be losing his muscle strength.2 Oct 2012 - 12:42pm
The slogan "Your hand can make a difference" on So...Soap!'s bottles says it all. It is its founder Bella Ip Chi-kiu's mission to promote a sustainable future with her eco-conscious, handmade soap brand.22 May 2014 - 4:08pm
A Sichuan hotpot dinner has inspired a local chemist's discovery of how to synthesise the chemical that tingled his tongue.
The pleasurable tingling sensation and numbing of tongue and lips when eating Sichuan peppercorns is caused by hydroxyl alpha sanshool (HAS).23 Sep 2012 - 3:10pm
Elisabeth Visoanska's teenage passion led to a sophisticated skincare brand, writes Tama Lung.27 Sep 2012 - 12:45am
Brands take the battle against ageing to deep within our skin cells, writes Tama Lung27 Sep 2012 - 12:45am
Environmental protection officers are investigating claims that contaminated stream water flowing from a construction site for the MTR's high-speed railway killed more than 2,000 fish in a Yuen Long village last week.19 Sep 2012 - 1:57pm
Formaldehyde, the toxic substance that recently caused a health alert at the University of Hong Kong's new campus, has been found in some child car seats sold in the city.
The cancer-causing compound was among harmful substances found in the seats during the first tests of their kind by the Consumer Council.18 Sep 2012 - 3:24am
Housing strategy panel members named14 Sep 2012 - 3:00am
Immigration officers postpone work-to-rule5 Sep 2012 - 2:29am
Supervisors of discharged drug-rehabilitation inmates began testing for a wider range of drugs, including ketamine and Ecstasy, in 2009, a Correctional Services Department officer told a court yesterday, prompting a lawyer to question why they had taken so long to do so.28 Aug 2012 - 3:20am
Local authorities in a remote town in northern Guangdong are being accused of covering up the severity of pollution in the area. Residents reject the official tally of only 18 severe cases of lead poisoning and say hundreds of children are suffering.23 Aug 2012 - 7:27am
Last month, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing sealed a HK$17 billion deal to buy the London Metal Exchange.
HKEx was prepared to pay so much largely because it wanted to get its hands on the LME's copper futures contract, the main price discovery tool for the global copper market.
On paper, running the world's leading copper contract should hand HKEx a licence to print money.22 Aug 2012 - 7:32am
As a city, we lack natural resources. But Hong Kong's affluence means we seldom have shortages of anything. However, the abundant supply in water, food and energy has made us one of the most wasteful cities on the planet. From food waste in restaurants and supermarket chains to excessive energy use by shopping malls and outdoor billboards, evidence of wastage is everywhere.19 Aug 2012 - 10:40am