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Quotes of the week

Welcome to Twitter. I've left you a Happy New Year message on my voicemail

British politician John Prescott's tweet to Rupert Murdoch, whose newspapers are in the midst of a row over hacking of voicemail

Sunday, 8 January, 2012, 12:00am

Scientist sets good example for today's teens

Recently, the famous scientist Stephen Hawking came to Hong Kong.

He was invited by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology to give a talk on physics.

23 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Hawking's book a big bang seller just as he leaves

Stephen Hawking's visit to Hong Kong has boosted sales of his best-seller, city book sellers said yesterday as he left the city.

18 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Thursday think tank

Five things we're all wondering about ...

Protesters atop Wan Chai bridge create traffic chaos ... yeah, that ought to get you a lot of sympathy from the general public.

Stephen Hawking's lecture is sold out ... who knew Hongkongers could understand theoretical physics when we're apparently not mature enough for full democracy?

15 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

In the blink of an eye

While Stephen Hawking was programming the voice synthesiser attached to his computer to answer the first question at yesterday's press conference, one of his assistants explained how it worked.

He said an infra-red device controlled by Professor Hawking's blinking sent a single on/off signal to the computer mounted on his wheelchair.

14 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Springtime sightings

Inspired by the correspondence arising from Angus Harden's report of cuckoo sighting ('Spring in the air?' South China Morning Post, February 23), I am delighted to share my first sighting on Saturday of a British expatriate hawking 'top class' jewellery items from a suitcase on the junction of Nathan and Kimberley Roads.

4 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

USD controversy

A woman was sent to hospital after a dispute with hawking control officers in North Point yesterday. The 41-year-old woman was allegedly found selling clothes at the junction of Tong Shu Road and Chun Yeung Street at about 7.30am. She told the officers her 40-year-old husband ran the mobile stall and she was simply minding it while he went to the toilet, a fact he confirmed when he returned.

29 Jun 1999 - 12:00am