Hi-tech vessel boosts push in deep seas

A hi-tech oceanic research vessel was launched in Wuhan, heralding a push into deep-sea areas of the world's oceans.

The Chinese Academy of Sciences announced the completion of the 100-metre-long Ke Xue (Science) on its website yesterday.

Friday, 2 December, 2011, 12:00am

Whale of a time

'The idea behind Party With a Purpose [Pwap] is that people who are buying tickets to make donations will be confident that the funds are directly going to the charities,' says Kris Sawatzky (below left), the Canadian DJ who founded the non-profit society last month.

15 May 2011 - 12:00am

HK academic's new theory in lemur riddle

A geologist at the University of Hong Kong says he has found evidence that may help lay to rest a long-running dispute among scientists about how mammals travelled from the African mainland to the island of Madagascar 60 million years ago.

22 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Alliance unveils plan for Pacific services

THE four-line Global Alliance has revealed details of its planned Far East-North America services, which will begin in the middle of this year.

The alliance includes Neptune Orient Line, Nippon Yushen Kaisha, Hapag-Lloyd and P&O Containers.

The group will operate four fixed-day, weekly sailings in the Pacific.

12 Jan 1996 - 12:00am