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Monthly Archives: July 2017

The newsroom, what’s the inside story?

Participants at journalism workshop get first hand account of the goings-on in the newsroom and how news is gathered and reported. The workshop was hosted by...

New cassava varieties to ease hunger

BY WAHINYA HENRY RESEARCHERS say the Virus Resistant Cassava for Africa Plus (VIRCA Plus) disease resistant and nutritionally-enhanced varieties are expected to improve the livelihoods...

Monash Malaysia bags 2 golds, 4 silvers at ITEX 17

MONASH UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA (Monash Malaysia) research teams were awarded two gold medals and four silver medals at the International Invention, Innovation & Technology Exhibition...

Movie review: ‘Food Evolution’

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...

How Sherpas have evolved into superhuman mountain climbers

Ever wonder if there are humans living in extreme and deadly high-altitude regions? If yes, then who will want to live in such areas that...

Astana expo hosts global dialogue on energy

ASTANA, Khazakhstan: Expo 2017 with the theme “Energy for the Future” has brought together over 115 countries and organisations to generate a global dialogue...

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...

Why is blood red?

A small paper cut in the finger and we can see red blood oozing out. A common assumption is that the presence of haemoglobin causes...

How GM crops can help us to feed a fast-growing world

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,...

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