Archive for the 'Science & technology' Category

Last week in Kuala Lumpur, I was at the Plaza Rakyat LRT station when a family lugging wheelie suitcases asked me whether they were at the right platform to get to KL Sentral. Being from out of town myself, I said I did not know, but continued to watch them because the two teenage daughters […]

Spending an evening at the Opera House to Hadyn and Bruckner’s is a priceless experience. I admit, the music was slow that at multiple points of time, I found that I wanted the clock to run faster but at other times, it was exciting listening to fast-paced classical evoking a sense of joy, danger or […]

Away from the chaos on the streets of Ipoh and within the hall of Perak state assembly, a storm of short messages kept coming in, flashing and distributing the latest developments faster and wider than anything imaginable in the past. Enter Twitter. This is yet another sign of evolution within the already hyperactive Malaysian Internet […]

…please tag your tweets as “#1BM” or “#1BlackMalaysia”. Remove the quotation marks. We need more sources on the ground. By the way, those already on the ground are doing a great job. p/s — follow the whole wave at

Some people are panicking: KUALA LUMPUR, April 27 (Bernama) — In light of the swine-flu outbreak in Mexico, the Federation of Livestock Farmers’ Association of Malaysia (FLFAM) has strongly urged the government to stop pork imports until the situation is resolved. FLFAM market development manager and veterinarian Dr Kaw Eng Sun Monday advised the government […]

At Cape Rachado, proudly an enclave of Malacca: This is a mangrove tree. Among the rocks penetrating the sand are pointy wooden structures that form part of the tree root system. Those are breathing roots, a product of evolution as the species adapts to strive in hostile seawater environment.

At least, one aspect is secured: We will restore science to its rightful place… [Time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit. Barack Obama. January 20 2009] For too long, science has been censored by climate change skeptics and mixed with myths by religious conservatives. From now on, hopefully, research on climate, stem cell and […]

Really! Orangutans can help each other get food by trading tokens, scientists have discovered – but only if the help goes in both directions. Researchers from the University of St Andrews found orangutans could learn the value of tokens and trade them, helping each other win bananas. [Orangutans learn to trade favours. BBC. December 24 […]

It has been said that necessity is the mother of all inventions. That is certainly true with regards to the introduction of fuel-efficient vehicles in the 1970s. There are several factors that ushered in an era of engines with greater fuel efficiency but one of the most important was the then record-breaking crude oil prices […]

A research formally linked ice losses in the poles with human-caused climate change: OSLO (Reuters) – Both Antarctica and the Arctic are getting less icy because of global warming, scientists said on Thursday in a study that extends evidence of man-made climate change to every continent. […] The Arctic has warmed sharply in recent years […]

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