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Genetic engineering promises cornucopia of future products—but biotechnology critics take lethal...

BY STEVEN CERIER GENETIC engineering is most often linked to the foods that we eat and crops that we grow. It’s a technology that has...

How deep is the ocean?

THE average depth of the ocean is about 12,100 feet. The deepest part of the ocean is called the Challenger Deep and is located beneath...

Sweet odyssey!

Which came first, sweet potatoes or human? An awe-inspiring read on the humble tuber crop. EVIDENCE reported in the journal Current Biology on April 12...

When a popular class of antibiotics turns toxic

COMMONLY prescribed drugs called fluoroquinolones, the fourth-most used class of antibiotics in the US, have been shown to cause rare, disabling side effects. Patients have...

Why does food turn black when it’s burnt?

YOU may have witness foods turn black when it gets overheated. Not blue or green or any other color. Have you ever wondered what brings...

Why do some astronauts wear white spacesuit and some wear orange?

WHEN most of you hear the word “spacesuit”, your mind immediately pictures an astronaut in space floating freely wearing a white spacesuit. But do...

Why there are stones alongside a railway track?

WHEN you travel with a train you get to witness a lot of things, like the stunning view of nature or busy cities. One...

USDA issues details on plant breeding innovations

US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently issued a statement providing clarification on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) oversight of plants produced through...

How was thermometer invented?

DOCTORS always use a thermometer to measure and check your body temperature when you have a fever. Have you ever wondered, how thermometer was...

Unimas students explore Niah Caves

A TOTAL of 40 students from second, third and fourth year batches from the Chemical Engineering and Energy Sustainability department took part in the...

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