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Science & Technology 17 Mar 2018 | 8:00 AM

‘That skinny kid in a wheelchair’: Remembering Stephen Hawking

One of The Star's biggest sci-fi fans expresses appreciation for how Stephen Hawking turned the world of science upside down and gave science fiction writers new vistas to explore.

Animals 01 Mar 2018 | 8:00 AM

Library cat finds a new home in a book store

Meet Max, a library cat that was banned from his beloved library. What’s the paw thing to do?

Books 24 Jan 2018 | 8:00 AM

What are the hot books you need to look out for in 2018?

These are the hot books that are slated to come out in 2018.

Books 12 Jan 2018 | 8:21 PM

The faithful recorder: The man who founded The Malayan Law Journal

Dr Bashir Ahmad Mallal's belief in the rule of law led him to set up the 'Malayan Law Journal' in 1932 even though he was not a lawyer or a judge.

Food News 04 Dec 2017 | 6:29 AM

Meet the 67yo uncle behind a ‘30sen lok lok’ hawker stall in Penang

Lee Koon Huat started his hawker stall in Butterworth in 1983. It's known simply as "30sen lok lok” because Lee has kept to this price for 33 years.

Children 27 Nov 2017 | 7:00 AM

Volunteerism during the school break

Calling all students. How about volunteering for community service this school holidays?

Books 08 Oct 2017 | 3:49 AM

Japanese are embracing Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro, even if they're not sure who he is

The Japanese people are celebrating this year's winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Kazuo Ishiguro, who lives in Britain but was born in Japan.

Books 05 Oct 2017 | 3:12 AM

How do you brew up a good coffee table book? We ask the experts

Good coffee table books marry great pictures and succinct text to great effect.

Viewpoints 03 Sep 2017 | 6:00 AM

You, the Reader, wrap your head around Italo Calvino's trippy tale

A 1979 novel by Italo Calvino that deconstructs the act of reading has interesting connections to how we read and share stories in today’s digital age.

Books 13 Jul 2017 | 6:07 AM

Shivaji Das travels with purpose – and writes about it

‘Angels By The Murky River’ is a collection of travel narratives on people we don’t usually hear about.