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Petals produce ‘blue halo’ that helps bees find flowers

LATEST research has found that several common flower species have nanoscale ridges on the surface of their petals that meddle with light when viewed...

How pythons regenerate their organs

EVOLUTION takes aeons, but it leaves marks on the genomes of organisms that can be detected with DNA sequencing and analysis. As methods for studying...

Cool microscope technology revolutionises biochemistry

WE may soon have detailed images of life’s complex machineries in atomic resolution. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017 is awarded to Jacques Dubochet,...

Premium Honey: Holistic innovation to benefit socio-economy ecology

KUALA TERENGGANU: A researcher from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) has produced a machine to extract honey from stingless bees that would ensure its good...

Ensuring broccoli sprouts retain cancer-fighting compounds

RAW broccoli sprouts, a rich source of potential cancer-fighting compounds, have become a popular health food in recent years. But conventional heat treatment used...

What is the most poisonous snake?

EVER wondered what’s the most poisonous snake in the world? Technically snakes aren’t poisonous rather their venom kills you. Some of the most dangerous bites...

Why isn’t Pluto a planet anymore?

AMERICAN astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto in 1930. From 1930 until 2006, Pluto sat comfortably beyond Neptune as the ninth planet in our solar...

How do antacids help to relieve gastric?

FIBRE Antacids are over-the-counter medications that help neutralise stomach acid. Antacids usually come as a liquid, chewable gummy or tablet, or tablet that you dissolve...

Gluten-free GM wheat for coeliac patients

SCIENTISTS have engineered a new strain of wheat that produces forms of gluten that decrease triggering of a dangerous immune reaction in as many...

Chicken eggs with interferon beta whites will drive down costs

BY SETH AUGENSTEIN GENETICALLY modified chickens are laying eggs with interferon beta in their whites, a team of Japanese scientists reports. The three female chickens are producing...

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