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Seagrasses greatly reduce bacteria, benefiting humans and marine life

SEAGRASS meadows reduce bacteria pathogenic to humans and marine life by up to 50%, a new study shows. What’s more, corals located near seagrass meadows...

…. And sunflower is Hawaii’s largest biofuel source

Hawaii’s longest operating biodiesel producer, Pacific Biodiesel Technologies is planting sunflowers as its first biofuel crop on 115 acres in Maui’s central valley. The project...

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US-based Malaysian scientist scores a first

The prestigious UK-based Journal of Medical Microbiology has a new face in its editorial bench. For the first time in the journal’s history, the senior...

Polar region expedition yields novel bacteria

Bacteria found by Malaysian expedition team has cancer fighting potential BY DR CHEAH YOKE KQUEEN SERDANG: A new microbe discovered during an expedition to the polar...

What is shark skin made of?

Ever touched a shark before? A shark’s skin appears rather smooth and sleek. However, it feels very rough, similar to a sand paper. Most fishes are...

What is a Komodo dragon?

Komodo dragons are the largest and heaviest lizards on Earth. The name ‘Komodo dragon’ originated from rumours claiming that a dragon-like creature inhabited the...

How do stalagmite and stalactite form?

Stalactites and stalagmites are types of rock formation prevalent in limestone caves. A stalactite hangs from the ceiling or sides of a cave whereas...

How the King Cobra got its name?

The King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) is one of the most menacing snakes in the world. They are able to reach 5.5 metres in length,...

Spaceflight impacts on shape of astronauts’ brains

MRIs before and after a space mission reveal expansions and compressions of astronauts’ brain during spaceflights. This is according to a novel study done...

Take the challenge, says renowned astrophysicist to women

PENANG: Women have dual roles as mothers and career women, and for this reason they should find the balance to advance and succeed in...

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