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How do parrots mimic human speech?

If you’re wondering why parrots imitate sounds they hear, it’s because they’re social creatures. They feel a need to be able to interact and...

The most influential species of all evolution

EVER wonder what is the most influential (defined as the species that has most changed life on Earth) species in the history of the planet? Homo sapiens? You...

BC engages Sabah

Bioeconomy Corp (BC) on drive to generate bio-based entrepreneurship in Borneo state KOTA KINABALU: The Malaysian Bioeconomy Corporation (BC), is forging a formidable cooperation with...

Microbe buddies convert heat- trapping methane to energy

Researchers from the Department of Energy at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have recently discovered that the ubiquitous heat-trapping methane gas can be converted into...

From coffee-waste to biofuels

Future Americano, cappuccino and latte drinkers could help produce the raw material for a greener biofuel that would reduce our reliance on diesel from...

MOSTI hosts science communication workshop

Science scheme officers from the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Technology (MOSTI) as well as its agencies convened recently to hone their skills in...

10 SOPs to detect living modified organisms

The Biosafety Department under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment is expected to introduce ten standard operating procedures (SOPs) to detect living modified...

What makes leaves change colour in autumn?

Every autumn we revel in the beauty of the fall colours. The mixture of red, purple, orange and yellow is the result of chemical...

Why do we get bored?

Some people never tire of doing the same thing, while others get bored very easily. According to Dr Irving Biederman, a neuroscientist at the...

Something’s fishy about new canola project

A joint research between Nuseed, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) have developed canola containing...

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