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Lifestyle 02 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Word syndrome

HERE is an interesting e-mail I received a couple of days ago. It is from Vanessa Joan Chan, a Form Five student who I surmise thrives in her wit and in the arts. This is what she has to say about Scrabble and how delightful it can be as a weapon in the war of words:

Lifestyle 27 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Slow boats from Terengganu

Pulau Duyung at the mouth of Sungai Terengganu may only be a few hectares big, but it has been called many names. The state police would call it a nest of drug addicts. Others call it a quaint little island that you can visit any time of the year. The more enterprising recognises its potential as a tourist attraction. For seafares, Pulau Duyung is a place where excellent wooden boat making takes place and is home to one of Malaysia's most acclaimed master boat makers, writes MENG YEW CHOONG.

Lifestyle 27 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Soilving the fly's mystery of flight

Using a robotic insect,highspeed video cameras and a few drops of vinegar,scientists say they have answered a question that has puzzled them fordecades - how flies perform stunning aerial acrobatics when they hover near a dessert tray or a piece of fruit.

Lifestyle 27 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Pushed to despair

From Broken-hearted

Lifestyle 25 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Wired to the X-treme

FLASHBACK: the last scene in I>X-Men: The Movie/I>, that featured Professor X and Magneto playing chess in a plastic prison.

Lifestyle 24 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Français in your English

THE English language has evolved over time and continues to change and adopt new words and phrases from within as well as from other languages. We often come across French words and terms while reading or in conversation, but we#8217;re not too sure of their meaning or pronunciation.

Lifestyle 24 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

A matter of gravity

WHEN Isaac Newton formulated his theory of gravity, he could only say that the force of gravity is proportional to the product of the two masses divided by the square of their distance apart.

AseanPlus News 24 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Abubakar goes on trial for treason

An Indonesian Muslim cleric accused of leading the regional terror network blamed for the Bali bombing went on trial for treason here yesterday under blanket security.

Lifestyle 23 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Facial Expressions and Gestures

FACIAL expressions and gestures also vary greatly in different cultures. In some societies, speakers limit facial expressions and inhibit gestures. In others, gestures are used frequently.

Lifestyle 23 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Giving first aid

As parents we need to be prepared to face all kinds of trying situations involving our little ones. But when it comes to first aid, how well-equipped are we? Or do we turn pale at the sight of blood? CHAN LILIAN shares with readers the importance of learning life-saving skills.