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General Relativity

Nobel winners predict chilly end for humanity

Would you rather burn or freeze to death? In the long run, humanity won't have a choice: we'll freeze, if we last that long, according to the three astronomers who will receive this year's Nobel Prize in physics in Sweden on Thursday.

Sunday, 4 December, 2011, 12:00am

Why Does E=mc2?

Why Does E=mc2? by Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw Da Capo, HK$194

Mariah Carey named her last CD after Albert Einstein's equation, and if she is aware of it then most people probably are. E=mc2 is the most famous equation in the world - but what does it mean?

20 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Hope on the horizon

A competitive business world requires the grooming of staff for challenges ahead

26 May 2008 - 12:00am

Travelling into the future

Last week we looked at black holes, and this week we look at an equally fascinating cosmic possibility - wormholes.

Let's get one thing straight - scientists aren't even sure that wormholes exist. At present, wormholes are merely a theory. No one has actually found conclusive proof of one.

25 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Ask Mr Brain . . . all will be explained

How do they decide where the Olympic Games will be held?

The choice of the city lies with the International Olympic Committee. The honour of holding the Olympic Games is given to a city, not to a country.

20 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

Terror lurking down a black hole

An event horizon is, apparently, the suction area around a black hole. Once you reach the area, it is like a spider being swallowed down a plughole: there is no way back.

12 Sep 1997 - 12:00am


'BEFORE the sun has risen, my husband and I are gently woken by a soft call of 'Bula!' (hello). Outside our bure (cottage), it is still dark and the spangled galaxies of the universe can be seen above the breeze blown boughs hanging heavy with soft, luminous tropical flowers.

25 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Hope on horizon for troubled Lo

EDDIE Lo has been having a torrid time of it this season with just three winners on the board and his stable strength being undermined by a number of horses leaving his yard.

13 Feb 1994 - 12:00am