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From greenhouse gas to fuel

A GROWING number of scientists are looking for fast, cost-effective ways to convert carbon dioxide gas into valuable chemicals and fuels. Now, an international team...

Why do we have an appendix?

The appendix is a finger-shaped pouch connected to the large intestine. At best, people may see the appendix as a useless organ with no...

Enabling a successful AgriFood Innovation Park in Singapore: What should it focus on?

BY PAUL TENG, ANDREW POWELL AND ROB HULME Background The success in growing an agrifood sector is considerably improved when supported by one or more agrifood...

Who pioneered the cycle-of-life?

“Circle of Life” is the powerful opening song of the movie The Lion King. Many would remember the movie’s iconic opening sequence, with the...

Cancer

BY MATAKA BANDA (KEELE UNIVERSITY, UK) & DR CHERN EIN OON (UNIVERSITI SAINS MALAYSIA What is cancer? THE word cancer originates from the Greek physician Hippocrates,...

A suitable appointment for a worthy cause

Datuk Abdul Rahman Mohamed Shariff Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia A FEW parties took to social media to question the appointment of Prof Dr Taufiq Yap Yun Hin...

50 million years to recover New Zealand’s lost bird species

HALF of New Zealand’s birds have gone extinct since humans arrived on the islands. Many more are threatened. Now, researchers reporting in the journal...

How do touchscreens work?

It is no question that touchscreens are now a part of our everyday life. We swipe away without a second thought on how they...

How E. coli knows how to cause the worst possible infection

A PAIR of University of Virginia School of Medicine scientists have revealed how E. coli seeks out the most oxygen free crevices of your...

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