Issue: June 15, 2011   (Archive)
Tuesday, October 21, 2014   




Freedom to think
Each year, during the last week of September, Banned Books Week (www.bannedbooksweek.org/) creates a stir.

Sleep learning
Tens of thousands of schoolchildren will be given a lie-in or more rigorous sports classes as part of a trial to assess how these can affect learning.

The right side of the law?
If you want to be a lawyer, surely the most sensible thing to do would be to sign up for an undergraduate law degree right?

Encouraging deep thinking
Two professors will spend 73 days in an underwater laboratory near the Florida Keys, where they will teach courses via internet and try to break the record of the longest-ever undersea stay.

Space odyssey
Eight children in blue spacesuits saluted solemnly on stage to mark their triumphant return from a "journey to the stars" this summer.

Hostess without the mostest
Whenever I return to Hong Kong, a lot of people ask me about living with a host family. Is it good? Are they nice? What is the food like?

Catching up with the legal eagle
A year ago we met Alex Chan, who was then preparing to begin his Bachelor of Laws at University College London. We decided to catch up with this coffee- loving aspiring photographer to see how he has settled in.

Hot new ideas on tap
When you stand there shivering as the cold water sprays out of the showerhead, did you ever think that a new invention could help you avoid the big chill? Such an innovation was featured at the 47th Joint School Science Exhibition - which provided a platform for young talents to bring their imagination to life.

What employers want
What are employers looking for in fresh college graduates? Those from the top colleges? Those with the highest GPA? Those who have taken an appropriate selection of courses?

Electrifyingly green idea
Addictive smartphone applications always drain your battery, but this helps you save energy. Two new graduates have nabbed Hong Kong's first victory for Go Green in the City - a business case challenge organized by global energy management specialist Schneider Electric.



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