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Because the cause of this wet weather is also pretty awesome (no, really). Here are some facts you might not know about rain.
Science spotlight on danger_L
Have you ever been dazzled when someone takes your photo with a flash? Do you think animals would feel the same? To find the answer, we carried out a research ...
Science computers do learn_L
In computer security, there is one important area which requires more attention from time to time. Besides the firewall, which is used to prevent bad ...
Singer/actor Alex Fong defines success as being able to do something that you are passionate about.
Alex Fong Lik-sun won the SCMP Student Sportsperson of the Year in 1998. Then he was a Form Six student at St Joseph's College. The talented swimmer went ...
Each week, our two teenagers will debate a hot topic. This week ...
The magic of music_L
Alvin Wong was the SCMP Student Musician of the Year in 1998. He was a Form Six student at St Paul's Co-Educational College then. Today he is ...
Science self-cleaning clothes_L
In Hong Kong, high humidity encourages mould and bacteria to grow, which makes cleaning a difficult daily task. What's more, because population density ...
Science Understanding cancer_L
"Cancer" is the name of a disease and a sign under the zodiac. Why are they both called cancer? Well, the Latin word for "crab" is "cancer". Cancer cells have ...
SOTY 3_L
When Jolie Chow Mei-kwan won SCMP's Student of the Year Award in 2002, she was a 17-year-old student at St Paul's Convent School. She was an all-rounder who earned ...
SOTY Show us_L
What qualities or achievements should a winning student have in each of the six Student of the Year Awards categories? Let's hear it from our SCMP editors and judges ...