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Monthly Archives: December 2017

African agri researchers trained on science communication

THERE is a strong need for scientists to learn how to simplify their messages for a non-scientific audience. This was a key takeaway from a...

iWarner: The latest flood warning system

BY ASMAHANIM AMIR BANGI: Intelligent Weather Station and Flood Warning System (iWarner), developed by UKM Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research and Innovation, Prof Dr Mohd Ekhwan...

High-tech plant factories: Challenges and way forward

  BY PAUL TENG & STELLA LIU WIDESPREAD flooding in Indonesia, Japanese tropical cyclones that caused force winds of 63 km/h, and intense heat waves...

Why does our skin spot with age?

HAVE  you noticed how older people have spots on their skin? Age spots — also called liver spots and solar lentigines — are small...

Ban on GM crops hurting productivity, says retired don

A BAN on genetically modified (GM) crops in the European Union hurts productivity, according to retired Montana State University Economics Prof Gary Brester (pix)....

Push for pineapples

BCDP introduces first pineapple growing project in Perak BAGAN DATUK: Malaysia’s pineapple industry is set to expand following the launch of the first Pineapple Farming...

How does a caterpillar turn into a butterfly?

SOME of us may be wondering, how a caterpillar turns into a butterfly. Well in order to become a butterfly, the caterpillar needs to go...

How are instant noodles made?

INSTANT noodles are sold in a precooked and dried noodle block, with flavouring powder and/or seasoning oil. The flavouring is usually in a separate packet,...

FAO: Fast-spreading pests harm food security

COLLECTIVE efforts must be given to combat rapidly spreading, cross-border animal and plant pests and diseases that could harm global food security. This is according...

Study: Smartphone addiction creates imbalance in brain

RESEARCHERS have found an imbalance in the brain chemistry of young people addicted to smartphones and the internet, according to a study presented recently...

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