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    • 《STEM Ideas》

      STEM Ideas contains over 100 news stories on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to aid understanding and to broaden students’ knowledge of this integrated subject. The audio version of the stories can accessed below.

  • Science
    Technology
    Engineering
    Mathematics

    Science
    Flying on new hoverboard controlled by shifting body weight
    DNA analysis debunks the Yeti legend once and for all
    Music can activate your body’s chemicals
    Data on waste drainage in head may help fight brain diseases
    A new organ is found to be all over the human body
    Dust cloud from African desert creates orange snow in Russia
    World’s scientists release warning on environmental problems
    Hawking warned how the world can end in many ways
    Forests in Tropics emitting more carbon than oxygen
    Journalists find out most bottled water contains microplastic
    A healthy lifestyle could prevent 40 percent of cancer deaths
    The world’s biggest organism endangered by preying deer
    Moth caterpillars eat plastic with no side effects
    Tests confirm that pet dogs will make us healthier people
    Jellyfish get turned into snacks as an alternative to potatoes
    Hawking: ‘Imaginary time’ existed only before the Big Bang
    Tiny asteroid narrowly passes Earth after its discovery
    Humans may have hit their physical peak and could decline
    Night people found to die earlier than those awake during the day
    Clouds made of sulphur make Uranus smell like rotten eggs
    Paper money carries traces of drugs like cocaine and heroin
    Only two female white rhinos are left in the world
    Bilingual kids learn new languages even faster
    Seeds use ‘brains’ to decide the right time to grow
    Eating meat is destroying our Earth
    Happy music makes us creative
    How old is the Earth and the entire universe?
    Gravity shrinks people as the day goes on
    How far are the stars?
    Different creatures that cannot jump
    One thick coat or several layers?
    Geckos defy gravity with sticky feet
    Why are bats classified as mammals?
    Can yawning ‘spread’ to other people?
    Why does bread have holes?
    What colour is a zebra’s skin?
    Why don’t spiders get caught by their webs?
    Why do leaves change colour in autumn?
    Why do bubbles become round?
    Do any tigers roam wild in Hong Kong?
    Monday morning ‘jet lag’ feeling
    Are our lungs the same shape?
    Write to remove your worries
    How are a dog and wolf different?
    Do ostriches bury their heads to avoid danger?
    Why can there not be a single language?
    Why does a flame burn upwards?
    Why are eggshells so strong?
    How big is our Sun compared to Earth?
    Snakes do not blink
    Why does older people’s hair turn grey?
    Why do humans have two eyes?
    Think before you sneeze
    Where do flies go in wintertime?
    Why are seas salty but not rivers?
    The only mammal that lays eggs
    Why the sun is red at sunrise and sunset
    The reason why people blink so often
    Generous people are happier
    Why do giraffes have long necks?
    Why can we see the Moon during the day?
    Why is the ocean blue?
    Why are there so many different languages?
    Why are wet floors more slippery?
    Why do onions make us cry?
    Bees suffer as most honey contains pesticides
    Science Glossary

    Technology
    New blood test is able to check for many common cancers
    US plans to return to the Moon with manned missions
    HKU dept creates material that doesn’t get wet
    Scientists clone a macaque to improve medical testing
    Up to 2,000 new planets have been found outside our galaxy
    Space funeral allows ashes of deceased to go to the stars
    Scientists find out how to reuse greenhouse gases
    Seaweed used to create packaging we can eat
    Man plays music during brain surgery to protect playing skills
    Experimental eye drops could one day correct our vision
    Concerns over self-driving cars after fatal road accident
    Waste turned into building blocks by filling bottles with sand
    Watching screens before bed makes people wake up at night
    Scientists developing clothes that trap poisonous chemicals
    Social media can make you happy – or sad
    Turning poo into fuel
    Even a mask cannot hide your face
    A pen that detects cancer in seconds
    Driverless van delivers groceries
    Clothes that grow with children
    Technology Glossary

    Engineering
    Disney fireworks tech allows the blind to touch light and sparks
    SpaceX launches sports car to Mars attached to reusable rocket
    Chinese space station burns up in sky over Earth
    Greenhouse gas sucked out of the air and sold off
    Astronauts could soon urinate without removing spacesuit
    Airbus aims to capture inactive satellite with harpoon
    China launches world’s fastest trains after raising top speeds
    Students build energy-efficient vehicle for solar car race
    Low temperature and engine fumes combine to form aircraft trail
    UAE to build first ‘Martian’ city to test future colonisation
    How electrons help magnets to work
    How aeroplanes fly in the sky
    Nasa tests new supersonic planes
    Engineering Glossary

    Mathematics
    Gas cube of chemical element is most precise clock
    X-ray telescope used for finding 10,000 black holes
    Obese kids expected to outnumber underweight peers
    Why does the Sun follow you?
    Do coins falling from tall buildings kill?
    A year on other planets
    Why can’t we feel the Earth’s spin?
    Lightning before thunder?
    Mathematics Glossary