Tom Yam | South China Morning Post
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Tom Yam

To see the world in a grain of sand

Ever wonder why it's so hard to swat a fly? It's because that pesky little insect has better flight manoeuvrability than any human or any machine that humans have yet devised.

Sunday, 13 May, 2012, 12:00am

A spot of fog

Legislators should be applauded for withholding support for a HK$15billion waste incinerator to be built on Shek Kwu Chau, leaving the issue to incoming chief executive Leung Chun-ying's administration. The current administration has clearly botched the job.

3 May 2012 - 12:00am

Great things come from small samples

Opinion polling regularly hit the headlines in the run-up to the chief-executive election, and might have influenced the outcome. It's a science that should be better understood, because such 'sample surveys', as statisticians call them, are an important part of democracy.

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Simple guide to complexity

'Life is so complicated!' How often have you heard yourself or someone else say this while tackling the daily challenges of job, family, technology, bureaucracy, death, taxes and booking that holiday in the Maldives? And of course, there is the debt crisis in Europe destroying your portfolio.

25 Sep 2011 - 12:00am