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Friday, June 23, 2017

How camels survive in the desert?

CAMEL live in hot and dry desert. But how do they survive in the desert? Camels have a thick coat of hair that protects...

What is shark skin made of?

Ever touched a shark before? A shark’s skin appears rather smooth and sleek. However, it feels very rough, similar to a sand paper. Most fishes are...

What causes a monsoon?

It’s been raining quite heavily recently. Malaysia has two monsoon seasons; the Southwest Monsoon which occurs from late May to September, and the Northeast...

How does addiction work?

The word “addiction” is derived from a Latin term for “enslaved by” or “bound to.” Anyone who has struggled to overcome an addiction understands...

Who were the Neanderthals?

THE Neanderthals were none other than our closest human relatives! Yes, you read that right. Having lived throughout Europe and Asia in the Pleistocene Epoch...

Where is the world’s largest active volcano?

THE ever famous tourist vacation spot, Hawaii, is home to the world’s largest volcano, Mauna Loa. To date, the lava produced by this enormous...

Who discovered blood groups?

BLOOD is the fluid that flows throughout the body and is pivotal for the transportation of materials in and out of the body. Blood...

Why can’t crocodiles chew their food?

CROCODILES are large reptiles that are prevalent in tropical regions of Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Crocodiles are carnivorous creatures and would feast...

What is the resolution of human eye?

A 576-megapixel resolution means that in order to create a screen with a picture so sharp and clear that you can’t distinguish the individual...

Golden Rice

Deficiency of vitamin A is a global predicament, particularly in developing countries. This is consequently due to poor diet practices as a result of...

Why do crab walk sideways?

STRANGELY enough, there is absolutely nothing wrong with crabs moving sideways. In fact, crabs walk sideways for the same reason humans walk forward! Crabs have...

Why do we have food cravings?

CAN’T stop thinking about that bag of potato chips all day? Chocolate bar? Doughnuts? So why do we crave for the food we crave?...

De-horning cattle without pain

HEY, did you know that cattles have now been made hornless through genetic editing? In large scale farming for livestock, cattles live close to each...

How do geckos stick onto walls?

Geckos dangling precariously from overhead lights or running up walls are a common sight in tropical countries. This is possible due to a weak...

What’s the secret behind a lion’s roar?

THE lion is one of the largest carnivores on land. Nicknamed ‘The king of the jungle’, it possesses a deafening roar that would instill fear...

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