Issue: June 15, 2011   (Archive)
Wednesday, July 8, 2015   




A healthy dose of ethics
Imagine if you, as a doctor, have a patient, a bus driver, who comes to you for a routine checkup and you find he is 50 times more likely to have a disease that will cause him to be a danger to his passengers.

Bibliophiles remain brilliant
With the Hong Kong Book Fair coming up fast (this year it's being held between July 15 and 21), we thought we'd spend some time this week again pondering the power of the page.

Learning by numbers
If one were to reduce the story of McGill University to numbers, it would be difficult to know where to start. Located in the French- and English-speaking city of Montreal, McGill is currently ranked 39th globally by the Times Higher Education, boasting 12 Nobel laureates and 138 Rhodes Scholars among its alumni.

Breaking the ceiling
Leading her group in a presentation, the 11-year-old Hong Kong-born girl delivered her ideas in fluent English with a confidence that made the audience of mostly parents perk their ears.

The trouble with girls...
This week, we will be looking at the issue of women in science. Biochemist Tim Hunt, 2001 winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine, has resigned at University College London after controversial comments he made recently to the World Conference of Science Journalists in Korea.

Mixed bag of goodies
Single-sex schools may be able to deliver when it comes to the ultimate prize - exam results. But what about interaction between boys and girls and preparing children for adult life and the world of work...?

Ditching homework for meditation?
After many inquiries from parents and teachers, we return to the topic of homework, and its potential abolition. The issue remains contentious.

Teaching by robot
There's something about robots that bring out the geek in all of us. So what better way to get kids interested in science than to ask them to make their own robots?

Tackling the dreaded GCSEs
It has been a long time since I wrote my last columns, but it doesn't feel like that.

Making case for single-sex schools in 21st century
Single-sex schools are academic powerhouses with exam results that speak volumes. Is there still a place for single-sex schools in the 21st century?



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