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Monthly Archives: February 2020

Coronavirus – The march of a new strain

SENIOR author Professor Gabriel Leung from the University of Hong Kong highlights: “Not everyone who is infected with COVID-19 would require or seek medical...

Where is Zealandia?

EVER heard of Zealandia? Well it’s our 8th continent and 94 percent of the continent is submerged below the Pacific Ocean for more than...

What is inside a sore throat lozenge?

IT’S PRETTY common for us to reach out over the counter for lozenges whenever we have a sore throat. Sore throat is most commonly...

How do crocodiles release heat from the body?

CROCODILES are large reptiles found in tropical regions. They belong to the family Crocodylidae and are known as the members of the order Crocodilia,...

Brewing a better espresso, with a shot of math

MATHEMATICIANS, physicists, and materials experts might not spring to mind as the first people to consult about whether you are brewing your coffee right. But...

Visual disturbances in Viagra users

SILDENAFIL is commonly used to treat erectile dysfunction and is generally regarded as safe with limited side effects. However, a recent study in Frontiers...

Wooden pallets more eco-friendly than plastic ones

WEIGHING in on a debate that has raged for decades, Penn State researchers, after conducting a series of ultra-detailed comparisons, have declared that shipping...

Who invented correction fluid?

BETTE NESMITH GRAHAM (March 23, 1924–May 12, 1980) was the inventor and businesswoman who made a fortune from her invention “Liquid Paper,” a product...

What is colour blindness?

MOST people take the ability to see life in bright colours for granted. They make sure the colours of their clothing match, get hungry...

Which snake hunts in packs?

Epicrates angulifer, commonly known as the Cuban boa is a species of snake that hunts in packs. It is the largest native terrestrial predator...

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