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BY KEVIN FOLTA LAST year a Pew Research poll gauged public sentiment toward genetic engineering of food crops (familiarly, ‘GMO’). The results showed that while...

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Astana expo hosts global dialogue on energy

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Ramping up Malaysian entrepreneurs to go a notch higher

BY SAMIRA RASUL A special dialogue session was hosted by the Research Management & Innovation Complex, University of Malaya recently. The speaker, Rekha Pai Kamath, is...

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BY STUART THOMPSON The United Nations forecasts global population to rise to more than nine billion people by 2050. Climate change may mean that the crops...

Abuse of antibiotics takes us one big circle to square one

BY SADEQUR RAHMAN The story of the discovery of penicillin is enchanting.  An overworked microbiologist goes on holiday, opens plates with bacteria growing on them,...

Who discovered the existence of galaxies other than our Milky Way?

IN the early 1900s, astronomers were debating the makeup of spiral nebulae — cloudy, spiral-shaped objects found throughout the night sky. Were they gas clouds...

Why are clownfishes not stung by sea anemones?

The   partnership between clownfish and sea anemones is one of the most iconic in the animal world. Unlike in Pixar’s film Finding Nemo, clownfish...

Bangladesh agriculture leaders keen to adopt biotech cotton

Bangladesh,the first country to plant biotech eggplant, is ready to adopt biotech cotton. This was expressed by the research and development leaders of the...

Number of hungry people increases again, FAO

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Merging of science and culture at futuristic energy expo in Astana

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Malaysia secures USD113m through five MoUs at Kazakh Expo 17

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Celebrating Raya, the Malaysian way in the land of the Kazakhs

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Synthomer to set up world’s largest nitrile latex reactor

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African banker wins World Food Prize

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BY AZMAN ZAKARIA A group  of Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) researchers have successfully developed a product to treat skin disorder or eczema without involving the...

Forensic scientists recover human DNA from mosquitos

A Nagoya University research team shows that human blood extracted from mosquitos remains viable for DNA analysis up to two days after feeding. Most people would...

UKM collaborates with Celcom Axiata to develop students’ entrepreneurship potential

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Researchers discover new method to control bacteria growth

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Mysteries of Japanese dinosaur unveiled

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Centre hosts talk on science communications

BY ELENA MAZLAN & MUNASHAMIRA OFFICERS from Bahagian Teknologi Pendidikan (BTP) Kementerian Malaysia convened for a talk on science communications delivered by the National Science Centre...

Chocolates are more than just a snack treat

A balanced diet is chocolate in both hands - a phrase commonly used to justify ones chocolate snacking behaviour. A phrase now shown to actually...

Accessing DNA in the cell’s powerhouse to treat disease

FOR the first time, a synthetic compound has been made that can bind to DNA in the cells’ energy powerhouses, suppressing a gene associated...

What is the risk of flying?

BY SCIENCE BRIDGE ACADEMY During holidays, many of us will take the opportunity to travel somewhere, perhaps overseas. With low cost air-lines abundant, many of us...

B10 fuelling Kuala Lumpur’s city fleet

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