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A case of man failing technology

SO, Clearfield Rice has failed in Malaysia. For those who are new to Clearfield Rice, here is the background information. It is high-yielding and...

Gene-edited cacao plants could save the chocolate industry

BY SHAWN KENG IMAGINE a world without chocolate? Put melting ice cap aside for a while, chocolates may melt away from your hands and its...

The advent of nanotechnology

BY IZZUL AIZAD AZMI & DR THOMAS ONG POH SHING NANOTECHNOLOGY was first mentioned in 1959 during a lecture by Richard Feynman themed: “There’s Plenty...

Engineers make wearable sensors for plants to measure water use in crops

IOWA State University plant scientist Patrick Schnable quickly described how he measured the time it takes for two kinds of corn plants to move...

Mundipharma, USIM join hands for hand hygiene

PUTRAJAYA: Mundipharma Pharmaceuticals together with Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) have collaborated to educate kindergartners from Tadika Islam MAIWP Sulaimaniyyah, Precinct 18, Putrajaya on...

Great women of science

Why do some animals hibernate?

DURING the cold winter months, nothing seems more inviting than a warm bed. But for some animals in the wild, crouch down in their...

What fruit can make you feel happy?

CAN fruit makes people happy? Yes, fruit like banana can make you happy. It contains tryptophan, an amino acid, which the body will convert...

Once and for all, here’s what science says about GMOs

Academy Award-nominated documentary director Scott Hamilton Kennedy’s latest film, Food Evolution revisits the GMO conversation, imbuing it with science and revealing the truth through...

Breakthrough in wheat disease

In a world first, science has leaped a step ahead of an old foe that has recently re-emerged in some parts of the world,...

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