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Monthly Archives: November 2019

How much energy do we really need?

TWO fundamental goals of humanity are to eradicate poverty and reduce climate change, and it is critical that the world knows whether achieving these...

The need for good toilet science

BY MAHALETCHUMY ARUJANAN AS we live in the era of Industry 4.0 (IR4.0), IoT, cloud computing, 5G, gene drive and synthetic biology – in some...

Singapore scientists engineered yeast to produce butanol

SCIENTISTS from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have developed an efficient way to recycle food waste that the country produces. They have genetically...

Moving but nowhere to go

MANY INSECTS moving north in response to climate change find they have nowhere to go in Britain’s intensively managed landscapes, according to new research....

Expert: Study and conserve local primates

WORLD renowned primate expert, Jane Goodall, has called on local wildlife agencies to protect and conserve the Malaysian primates. Describing humans as a major threat...

Novel antibodies could provide a universal flu vaccine

A NATIONWIDE team of researchers has found an antibody that protects mice against a wide range of potentially lethal influenza viruses, advancing efforts to...

Edging closer towards HIV vaccine

RESEARCHERS in Hong Kong and the United States have identified potential weak spots in the part of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) genome that...

Queen is first woman chancellor of IIUM

THE Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah could not hold back her tears when she was proclaimed as the second Constitutional...

Digital platforms: making the world a more complicated place

DIGITAL PLATFORMS, the websites and apps which compete for our precious screen time, have successfully invaded the traditional territory of many sectors of the...

Trade wars and the new narratives of doing global business

THE “Third World War” is here in the form of a “Cold War” or “Technology War”. But most call it a “Trade War”. The war...

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