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World 13 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

Furthest from the sun, Pluto comes under attack

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Despite being the farthest planet from Earth in our solar system, Pluto has come under attack from astronomers and may be about to lose its status in the battle.

Education 13 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

School for aspiring Einsteins and Hawkings

Singapore Straits Times education correspondent SANDRA DAVIE visited NUS High School of Maths and Science to try and keep up with the young Einsteins, and came away impressed.

World 30 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

FEATURE - China, Japan youth key to conflict or conciliation

BEIJING (Reuters) - When Jia Xiaopeng was born, the Sino-Japanese war had been over for nearly 40 years.

World 30 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

FEATURE - China, Japan youth key to conflict or conciliation

BEIJING (Reuters) - When Jia Xiaopeng was born, the Sino-Japanese war had been over for nearly 40 years.

Education 23 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

Nurturing the genius within

An educational outreach programme, emphasising the creative learning of Maths and Science for primary school children, was launched by Education Ministry director-general Datuk Dr Ahamad Sipon at SK Damansara Utama recently.

Community 30 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM

Tennis ace bags another title

It was another title in the bag for Segamat student Mak Pee Kwang Xin when he walked away with the Boys' Under-16 title in the Johor leg of the Sportexcel-MSN-Milo-MSSM Sekolah Menengah tennis tournament at the Johor Tennis Academy in Taman Perling, Johor Baru recently.

Nation 07 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

A fortune from meteorites

Maverick entrepreneur Datuk Jaafar Jamaludin loves 'chasing' shooting stars and now, he has a collection of meteorites worth some RM40mil.

Community 18 Apr 2006 | 12:00 AM

Eight let their fingers do the flying at convention

RADIO-controlled model aircraft were among the attractions at the recent National Astronomy Convention 2006 at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in Penang.

World 13 Apr 2006 | 12:00 AM

Shuttle holds lessons for next spacecraft plan

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - The thought of test launching a new spaceship with people aboard is unfathomable to NASA, which hopes to have a replacement for the space shuttle ready for test flights as early as 2016.

World 07 Apr 2006 | 12:00 AM

New ring around Uranus is blue, scientists find

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The newly discovered outer ring of Uranus is bright blue, for the same reason the Earth's sky is blue -- it is made up of tiny particles, astronomers said on Thursday.