This time, on Eureka, Umapagan Ampikaipakan speaks to bestselling author Andy Weir about the science behind his novel The Martian. They talk about the journey from bestselling book to blockbuster movie, they geek out about NASA and the Apollo missions, they ponder all the different ways you can die on the red planet.
In 1980, the average Malaysian produce 0.5kg of rubbish per day. in 2009, this figure escalated to 1.3kg per day. On a macro perspective, this is especially worrying as our government projected that we will produce 33,000 ton of waste per day in the year 2020, but we already exceeded that target in 2013. As more people move to the cities, rapid urbanization will make the issue of waste management all the more pressing. Associate Professor Dr. Kohei Watanabe from Japan’s Teikyo University, who recently completed a project assessing the risks and challenges of urbanization, with a focus on solid waste management issues, explains how we can better manage our solid waste.
In the city to conduct the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra play Stravinsky’s ‘Firebird’ ballet suite, the conductor stops to speak to Front Row about the romanticism in this music that will be melded to the style of folk-jazz. This upcoming concert will see the MPO play with a Norwegian trumpet player Ole Edvard Antonsen. The conductor describes what this fusion of classical and folk-jazz will sound like, preparing with words what will be heard wordlessly.
Cultivating the desire for self development and personal growth from a young age is a necessity for anyone to thrive in a world that’s abound with challenges and obstacles. Which is precisely the reason why Syukran Idris founded Moteevasi, a brand intent on finding alternative ways to inspire others to greatness.
Otto Penzler is the authority on all things related to the world of mystery and crime fiction. He has a personal collection of almost 60,000 mystery titles and he’s the owner of The Mysterious Bookshop in Tribeca, the oldest mystery specialist store in the States, perhaps even the world.