The central character of the story is a member of a family of proteins for which Professor Robert J Lefkowitz was awarded the Shaw Prize in Life Science & Medicine in 2007, and then in 2012, shared with Professor Brian K Kobilka the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The family is the G Protein-Coupled Receptors (GPCR), the major receptor system that mediates the response of cells and organs to drugs and hormones…

Dr Wu Tak Chiu, Head of the Division of Infectious Diseases in one of our busiest public hospitals in Hong Kong provides a glimpse of the management approach, the multi-prone treatment methods in dealing with the unprecedented situation…

A prime number is a natural number greater than 1 that cannot be written as the product of two natural numbers except 1 and itself. In our daily lives, the applications of mathematics are usually the calculation of elementary arithmetic. There is, therefore, no apparent connection between prime numbers and our daily lives. In fact, there is discernible linkage…

Every year, Geminid meteor shower is active during the period from early to mid-December. The peak this year is expected to occur from the night on 13 December to the morning on 14 December. The Zenithal Hourly Rate is projected to be as high as 150…

The COVID-19 pandemic (the Pandemic) has swept through the whole world for over half a year. There seems no sign of slowing down…

The Shaw Prize in Astronomy 2015 was awarded to astronomer and space scientist Mr William J Borucki for his work in conceiving and leading the Kepler Mission, which greatly advanced our knowledge of both extrasolar planetary systems and stellar interiors…

“A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” This adage has never been truer than in the era of online media…

The successful launching of those probes marks the beginning of their Mars missions. Let’s explore more about missions to the red planet…