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Living 14 Mar 2014 | 2:05 PM

5 curious facts about the coconut you ought to know

Do you know the coconut as well as you think you do? We put this ubiquitous plant under the ‘coco-scope’ and see if it has special powers.

Eating Out 16 Mar 2014 | 4:00 PM

Rosebuds add flavour and sweetness to coffee

Haikara has a unique method of blending its coffees.

Arts 24 May 2014 | 4:00 PM

The timeless poetry of Sebastiao Salgado's photographs

A homage to the pristine beauty of far-flung corners of the world through photographer Sebastiao Salgado’s lens.

Food News 27 Jun 2014 | 4:00 PM

Fantastic Joe at Coffea Coffee

Coffee lovers can now enjoy single-origin coffees at Coffea Coffee.

Living 27 Jun 2014 | 4:00 PM

The Battle of Penang

Ripples of warfare in far-flung Europe touched the shores of Penang on Oct 28, 1914, when a German ship attacked Allied vessels in a surprise one-day offensive off the coast of George Town.

Living 08 Jul 2014 | 4:00 PM

The bear truth about yeti

Experts debunk ‘actual’ hair samples after DNA testing.

Living 12 Oct 2014 | 4:00 PM

Scientist keeps his focus on earthquakes and tsunamis

Much work is being done to better-forecast the occurrence of these natural disasters.

Living 09 Nov 2014 | 4:00 PM

A region worth conserving for its terrestrial biodiversity

Ecologist Dr Richard Corlett offers an insight into the biodiversity of Tropical East Asia.

Living 07 Dec 2014 | 4:00 PM

Serow: Eaten to the brink

The little-known Sumatran serow is hunted and traded in Peninsular Malaysia, in violation of wildlife laws.

Living 17 Dec 2014 | 4:00 PM

Remembering Tsunami 2004: ‘I wanted to know’

The Star’s WONG CHUN WAI was among the first foreign newsmen to arrive in tsunami-ravaged Aceh. This is his original report, updated and with a fresh perspective to mark the 10th anniversary of the tragedy.