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More cassava in less time

BY MARIA ELIZA VILLARINO CASSAVA has a relatively long growth cycle compared to other important crops. It takes an average of 10-12 months — sometimes...

Include science in political debate

BY TAN SRI OMAR ABDUL RAHMAN ON April 3, Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Wilfred Madius Tangau launched “Science Outlook 2017”, a...

James Dyson Award invites entries from problem-solvers

THE James Dyson Award is now open for entries, giving students and recent graduates of engineering and design a unique opportunity to showcase their...

Advancing research on aquaculture

THE International Institute of Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences (I-AQUAS), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) pioneered a collaborative research effort with the National Cheng Kung University...

Focus on brain-eating amoeba

SUNWAY University Master in Science in Life Sciences student Shobana Gabriel Jabanathan (pix) is determined to raise awareness on the prevalence of brain-eating amoebae...

Matching wits with machines

BY MAZLAN HANAFI BASHARUDIN PENANG: The Centre for Development of Academic Excellence & Student Development (CDAE) at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) today held a talk...

What animal kills human the most?

Sharks? lions? snakes? No. Mosquitoes. Many of us view mosquitoes as more of an annoyance than a threat, but the tiny insects are far...

New hope for treating diabetic wounds

ONE of the most frustrating and debilitating complications of diabetes is the development of wounds on the foot or lower leg. Once they form,...

Why does the moon have craters?

ONE reason the moon has craters because it gets hit by objects, small pieces of rocks that come from outer space. These are pieces...

Spider silk key to new bone-fixing composite

UNIVERSITY of Connecticut researchers have created a biodegradable composite made of silk fibers that can be used to repair broken load-bearing bones without the...

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