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Lifestyle 03 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Measuring the universe

One way to reduce the problem of the distortion of the rate of expansion of the universe by the mutual attraction of galaxy clusters is to observe more distant galaxies, where the individual motion is small compared to its speed of recession.

Education 02 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Holiday movies

A trip to the cinema is always a favourite pastime for the young and old, more so during the school holidays. So, to help you plan ahead and decide what movies to catch, I>StarEducation/Ihas rounded up some movie highlights that might just catch your fancy. See you at the movies!

Lifestyle 20 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Age of the cosmos

FROM the late 1920s when Edwin Hubble (1889-1953) discovered that the universe was expanding, astronomers have tried to estimate its size and age.

Lifestyle 13 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Up, up and some more

See Yee Ai reviews i>HOW FAR IS UP? Measuring the Size of the Universe/iby John Mary Gribbin.

Lifestyle 18 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Books, books everywhere

By SHAMINI DIAS.

Lifestyle 25 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Adding soul to business

Books for a good read.

Lifestyle 20 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Peek at the old, cold and dirty

THE launch of a powerful new space telescope, a US$1.2bil mission that marries high technology, innovative design and sheer determination, was delayed for at least a week Thursday by a technical glitch. But for a project 20 years in the making, what#8217;s another few days?

Lifestyle 07 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

To infinity and beyond

RIZAL JOHAN gets in touch with Kampar-born astrophysicist Dr Tham Choy Yoong, who is currently residing in Cambridge, Britain, and is attached to the astrophysics research group at Cavendish Laboratory in (where else but) the University of Cambridge.

Lifestyle 02 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Life path of stars

The vast gulf of space between the stars is far beyond our ability to visualise.