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ASM scripts blueprint for Malaysia 2050

THE Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) recently launched the “Science and Technology Foresight Malaysia 2050” gearing up to the changing landscape with the advent...

What causes a meteor shower?

METEOR showers occur when the earth in its orbit around the Sun passes through debris left over from the destruction of comets. Although the...

Paraplegic rats walk, regain feeling after human stem cell treatment

ENGINEERED tissue containing human stem cells has allowed para­plegic rats to walk independently and regain sensory perception. The implanted rats also show some degree...

Envisioning Malaysia 2050

This is a recently presented foresight narrative (full text) by PROF DATUK DR ASMA ISMAIL FASc President, Academy of Sciences Malaysia WE LEARN from history,...

Why is burnt meat potentially carcinogenic?

DO you love barbequed meat? Or perhaps the smoky flavour of charred meat? Well, according to the National Cancer Institute in the USA, heterocyclic amines...

Researchers reverse heart failure in Marfan mice

IN experiments with mice that have a rodent form of Marfan syndrome, Johns Hopkins researchers report that even modestly increasing stress on the animals’...

How does fabric softener work?

MANUFACTURERS market liquid or dry crystal fabric softeners for washing machines. Fabric softeners and dryer sheets coat our clothes with a subtle layer of...

How does a compass work?

IF YOU’RE lost in the jungle, your best chance of finding your way might be via a tiny magnet. A magnet is what makes...

How do antibiotics work?

WHEN you’re down sick with a particularly nasty bout of flu, or cough (of the phlegmy kind), the doctor is more likely to prescribe...

Why owls can’t see in daylight?

FIRST and foremost - an owl can actually see in daylight. There is a common misconception that owls are blind during the day. Owls...

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