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One may think that Victoria Institution students Mohd Faeiz Yusop, Loh Zixiang and Tan Kin Wai would all be harbouring hopes of becoming renowned scientists one day. After all, the 17-year-olds did clinch the National Science Quiz award, besting students from three other schools to the grand prize of a trophy, RM2,000, and a trip to Denmark and to Sweden to attend the Nobel prize presentation.
The least well-known works of the Renaissance of Europe are hand-written and painted books. Truly, some of the most exquisite, delicate and vital works are captured in such painstakingly rendered pages, writes KEE HUA CHEE.
IT HAS long been known that there are patches of black in the middle of otherwise star rich ateas of the sky. Many astronomers in the 18th and 19th centuries took it for granted that these dark areas are simply parts of the Milky Way where there happened, by chance, to be no stars.