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Genetically engineered crops: Fake news disappointments

Fake news plaguing the progress of genetically engineered (GE) crops is nothing new since their first commercial cultivation 21 years ago. One of the...

Why are there different types of calendars?

BY SCIENCE BRIDGE ACADEMY There are many different kind of calendars being actively used around the world and are basically of three types – solar,...

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RNAi and related patentability issues

RNA interference (RNAi) is an evolutionally highly conserved process of post transcriptional gene silencing (PTGs) by which double stranded RNA (ds RNA) causes sequence...

Can technology-enabled urban farms be a winner for S’pore?

SINGAPORE needs to deepen its interests in food production, not just consumption, with strategic partners like Australia. One approach to this is redirecting some...

UKM hosts space exploration and updates programme

BY NADIA SAPUAN KUALA LUMPUR:  Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), through the Space Sciences Centre, organised the Space Exploration and Updates Programme in conjunction with the...

UPM launches ultra-compact electric vehicle

BY AZMAN ZAKARIA SERDANG:  Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) through its Faculty of Engineering has embarked on an innovative transportation system using electric vehicles, MyCOMS, the...

USM gets biomass power plant with three gasifiers

BY MAZLAN HANAFI BASHARUDIN NIBONG TEBAL: Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) looks forward to be among the pioneers in renewable energy upon receiving a biomass power...

UKM scientist discovers lightning in Antarctica

BY ASMAHANIM AMIR BANGI: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)’s Climate Change Institute scientist, Associate Professor Dr Wayan Suparta discovered lightning at Antartica, during his recent expedition. Wayan...

Deputy CM: Need for research in digital economy

BY SARENA HAIDIR KUCHING:  University Malaysia Sarawak, Unimas, as an institution of higher learning in Sarawak plays an important role in terms of generating competent human...

Universiti Malaysia Sabah hosts American Corner

KOTA KINABALU: The United States (US) Ambassador to Malaysia, Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir officiated at the launch of the American Corner Sabah at Universiti Malaysia...

Research on jackfruit diseases gets underway

By Dr Daljit Singh LANCHANG: The problem of browning of jackfruits or rust coloured specs or streaks appearing on the flesh of the fruits has...

UMS lecturer scores a hat-trick in paper chase

KOTA KINABALU: Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) continues to move forward with various achievements in academics and co-curricular activities. Recently, Lt Colonel (PA) Associate Prof Dr...

How do photocopy machines work?

THE technology underpinning this ubiquitous piece of machinery came about 75 years ago, when inventor Chester Carlson used static electricity created with a handkerchief,...

What is the technology behind freeze dried food

MANY foods are freeze-dried today. The staple of astronauts, soldiers, and hikers, freeze dried foods are considered a good way of storing food (and...

Can plants hear themselves when being eaten?

When poultry animals are being slaughtered for food, we assumed that they might cry out in pain. But have you ever wondered about plants,...

Paris Climate Change Pact

World science community reacts to US withdrawal from agreement BY RYAN BUSHEY President Trump recently declared he was unilaterally withdrawing the United States from the landmark...

Genetically engineered crops: Fake news disappointments

Fake news plaguing the progress of genetically engineered (GE) crops is nothing new since their first commercial cultivation 21 years ago. One of the...

Why are there different types of calendars?

BY SCIENCE BRIDGE ACADEMY There are many different kind of calendars being actively used around the world and are basically of three types – solar,...

How does addiction work?

The word “addiction” is derived from a Latin term for “enslaved by” or “bound to.” Anyone who has struggled to overcome an addiction understands...

How do geckos stick onto walls?

Geckos dangling precariously from overhead lights or running up walls are a common sight in tropical countries. This is possible due to a weak...

Non-browning apples set to hit the market

Okanagan Specialty Fruits, the company behind the non-browning Arctic Apple sets to commercial launch with US retailers this fall, following the completion of successful...

Philippines tops in Southeast Asia for GM corn production

Media practitioners, farmers, and government agency officers were briefed during a media conference on ISAAA’s latest report, Global Status of Commercialised Biotech/GM Crops: 2016...

Why do elephants have big ears?

During a hot day, we tend to sweat. However, elephants are unable to do so. Ever wondered how do they regulate their body temperature? Elephants...

Who came up with the practice of vaccination?

An English doctor and ‘The father of immunology’, Edward Jenner presented the gift of vaccination to the world. In 1796, he performed his famous experiment...

Rahim’s long and winding road to criminology

Dr Mohammad Rahim Kamaluddin says it all for criminology. It is a blend of science and the arts. It is multidisciplinary, involving psychology, forensics,...

Cancer-killing power of plants

Four species of Phyllanthus, herbs commonly found throughout the tropics and subtropics, pose great potential as nontoxic breast cancer treatments. While their therapeutic properties have...

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