Lab report

A small (138 grams) plain, unpeeled baked potato provides 738mg of potassium and 128 calories.

Potassium is often overlooked in diets even though its intake is linked with lower blood pressure in adults.

Tuesday, 30 April, 2013, 10:16am

Make it a smooth trip down memory lane

The gradual decline of memory is part of the ageing process - it tends to peak in one's 20s, then levels off, declining steeply in one's 80s.

When US scientists introduced stem cells to the damaged brains of live mice, they were surprised by the results: the treated mice scored significantly better on learning and memory tests than their untreated peers.

29 Apr 2013 - 9:49am


How do we commit to memory what really matters? The secret, say experts at the Association for Psychological Science in the US, is to have a moment of quiet.

In the Association's journal, Psychological Science, psychological scientist Michaela Dewar and her colleagues show that memory can be boosted by taking a brief wakeful rest after learning something verbally new.

31 Jul 2012 - 12:00am


Revision is more than memorising

I attach great importance to my studies. I understand the value of doing revision to get good results in tests or exams.

But I also believe that you won't always get good results just because you have done a lot of revision. That's because revision means more than just memorising.

24 Jul 2012 - 12:00am


Let's hail the joyous spirit of Xmas

Christmas is just four days away and people's mood is already improving.

Shopping malls have been decorated with beautiful Christmas trees. And people are planning their Christmas celebrations.

21 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Sai Kung story

Name: Jessey Tsang Tsui-shan Star sign: Cancer Chinese zodiac: Horse Filmography: Jeffven & Jordy (co-director; 2001), Chan Sau Chun (co-director; 2001), Sh3 (2004), Lonely Planet (2004), Ou est la sortie? (2007), Lovers on the Road (2008), Stories (2010), Big Blue Lake (2011)

11 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

The man with a mind for making it all memorable

A former philosophy student from Hong Kong has broken four national records in a memory contest to become a champion in Australia.

Li Kam-fung, 23, set four records at the 2011 Australian Memory Championships held this month.

In the 15-minute category, he memorised 280 random numbers in that time. The previous record was 258 numbers.

26 Sep 2011 - 12:00am


NETs are drain on resources

Your How We See It editorial commentary ('Are best English teachers born to it?', May 31) refers to the futile idea of 'best English teachers' inconsequentially, without contextual regard for the practical purpose of foreign language education in Hong Kong.

9 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

California Memory up to the task

California Memory has put the issues of last season behind him and struck winning form, and the grey can go on with the job in the Panasonic Cup (1,400m) at Sha Tin today.

6 Nov 2010 - 12:00am


Put a stop to illegal use of rural land

I am writing in relation to the use of government land being cleared for private development in Tai Long Sai Wan. This case sparked heated debate about the loopholes in the law that allow the exploitation of our country parks.

I see three problems with the government's land policy that need to be tackled.

9 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

No model answers for liberal studies

Liberal studies is one of the core subjects under the reformed education system. It is aimed at developing students' critical thinking skills through in-depth analysis of various issues.

But some students have rushed to join tutorial schools which provide model answers for liberal studies. It seems they have not grasped the true essence of this important subject.

17 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

We should never forget

The older we get, the more memories we have. We have happy memories, but we also have unhappy ones.

Scientists recently reported that a heart drug could be used to help people forget their unhappy memories.

9 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Language-skills gap breeds class division

Exactly 10 years ago today, this newspaper carried a story by a young reporter called Shirley Kwok. She looked forward a decade and imagined a Hong Kong where education had gone through big reforms and primary-school pupils 'all speak fluently with their teachers in both English and Putonghua'.

30 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Cats ready to pounce on a whole new generation of fans

Cats is back! Andrew Lloyd Webber's most famous musical is returning to Hong Kong this May, and you have Lunchbox Productions' James Cundall to thank or blame, depending on how you feel about the popular show based on poems by T.S. Elliot.

8 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

'A' for HK in recall of English letters

Hongkongers have a better-than- average ability to recall English letters, a study has found.

The Hong Kong Memory Association yesterday released results of a March study that tested the memories of 1,503 people. The study asked people to recall a series of numbers, English letters, patterns and faces, shown over the course of a minute.

4 Aug 2008 - 12:00am