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Another good reason to drink coffee

HERE’S another reason to start the day with a cup of joe: Scientists have found that people who drink coffee appear to live longer. Drinking...

Can wastewater be the solution to fight drug-resistant bugs?

MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER may become a key ally in the fight against antibiotic-resistant disease-causing bacteria and fungi, a new study at Stellenbosch University (SU) found. “Certain...

Scientists reveal source of human heartbeat in 3-D

A PIONEERING new study is set to help surgeons repair hearts without damaging precious tissue. A team of scientists from Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU),...

Kenya approves trials for biotech corn, cotton

THE National Biosafety Authority of Kenya approved the applications for National Performance Trials (NPTs) of biotech corn and cotton, which will commence in October...

What is the world’s oldest vertebrate?

IT kicks off the bowhead whale as the oldest vertebrate animas. Meet the Greenland shark. Using a new technique examining the shark’s eye nucleus, scientists...

USM, NAIST collaborate to develop degradable, eco-friendly plastic

IN a collaboration with researchers from Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) in Japan, a significant milestone has been achieved by Universiti Sains...

Minister hands over UPM’s “E-Cutter” to FELDA settlers

HULU SELANGOR:  Minister of Higher Education, Dato’ Seri Idris Jusoh handed over E-Cutter machines to Felda Hulu Selangor settlers at the E-cutter: Translational Research Programme...

Why does the moon sometimes appear orange or red?

THE orange and red tints that the Sun and Moon sometimes take on are caused by particles in the Earth’s atmosphere. When light (or more...

How dirty is your kitchen sponge?

KITCHEN SPONGE is something that we use every day to clean our dishes, cutleries, and kitchen counters. If you’re someone who repeatedly use the same...

How does fibre improve our digestion?

FIBRE is important to our digestive system. Women under 50 years need about 25 grams a day while men under 50 years need about 38...

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