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Yearly Archives: 2018

Medicine from crop waste

Tohoku University researchers are optimising methods to produce useful compounds from biomass A TEAM of researchers have identified a one-step process to easily convert a...

Recycle your old mobile phone to save gorilla populations

ARE you among the 400 million people around the world who have relegated an old mobile phone to the top drawer in the past year? Do you realise your...

How does cancer spread?

HOW does cancer spread? While studying human brain tumour cells, a team of scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre...

Scientists apply gene editing on Chinese kale

BRASSICA vegetables are economically important vegetables with high nutritional value. CRISPR-Cas9-mediated gene editing has been demonstrated in several crops but not in Brassica vegetables. For...

World govts set targets for sustainability development by 2050

ONE HUNDRED and ninety-six Governments have agreed to scale up investments for sustainable development and harmonious coexistence of all life on Earth by 2050. This...

Why do volcanoes erupt?

VOLCANOES are just a natural way that the Earth and other planets have for cooling off and releasing internal heat and pressure. Volcanoes erupt because...

Why do snakes dance to the sound of a flute?

HAVE you ever seen a snake-charmer playing a flute or pungi and a snake swaying its head to the tune of the pungi? It...

Courting business partners and playing cupid

Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (MTDC) talks about a trait that it is good at – forging business partnership for companies under their wings. Here...

Making science heard via modern technology

IN this age of mass media digitalisation, we see ourselves being slaves to our devices. Boon or bane: You decide! It is an inevitable...

FAO supports farming in refugee camps

"MY LIFE IS SO DIFFERENT NOW,” says 23-year-old Scofia Sadik Mandera, with a big smile on her face. “We have vegetables to eat, we have a balanced diet. I...

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