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Star2 monthly challenge: The couch potatoes get fitter for the climb

18 April 2015

Our would-be mountain climbers experience dreams, shivers and torture.

Wacky wonders: The writer, Yeow doing a back-flip into the muddy waters below the obstacle, ‘Bad Plumbing’.

Crawl in the mud, then play Spiderman on the Stairway to Heaven

18 April 2015

Take the Viper Challenge in Sepang.

Paying the paltry sum of RM5 for Robert Johnsons King Of The Delta Blues Singers Vol II and RM35 for The Paul Butterfield Blues Bands double LP best of collection, Golden Butter, certainly constitutes a steal.

Searching for great LP record bargains

18 April 2015

Prices have sky-rocketed in the last 10 years, and if vinyl LP buyers are not careful, they could be scalped. But armed with proper info, this common pitfall can be evaded.

Back for good?: To encourage a community vibe and vinyl appreciation, Hard Graft Records has introduced the monthly Classic Album Sundays listening sessions at the store. Photo: SAMUEL ONG/The Star

Record Store Day in Malaysia isn’t tied to anything official

18 April 2015

In Malaysia, the idea of Record Store Day has a different spin.

BloodRunner 2015 is a werewolf-themed, urban-obstacle nightrace in Putrajaya.

Watch out for ‘werewolves’ in Putrajaya

18 April 2015

'Werewolf-themed' urban-obstacle night race in the administrative capital.

This R2-D2 plane is a fine motivator

18 April 2015

This may not be the droid you're looking for, but a plane painted to look like R2-D2 is lifting the spirits of 'Star Wars' fans waiting for the upcoming movie. What do you think of that Artoo? Beep.

Watch it: A Jaeger-LeCoultre craftsman working on one of the timepieces. Photos: Jaeger-LeCoultre

Watches: What makes them tick?

17 April 2015

A handful of luxury houses offer workshops that provide a hands-on understanding of what makes a timepiece tick.

Shape-shifting metal alloy may one day become a robot

16 April 2015

Chinese scientists have created a morphing ball of gallium that could theoretically become a robot in the future, but hopefully not like James Cameron’s murderous T-1000.

The Brontosaurus is back, y'all! Prodigal dino returns to lexicon

16 April 2015

Study suggests science should restore the dinosaur to its rightful status.

'We are not alone': NASA says we'll find aliens in 10 years or so

16 April 2015

But if you think we'll find little green men with huge eyes, then you'll be sorely disappointed.

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