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Malaysia well-positioned in South-east Asia for AI R&D

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 12 -- Malaysia, uniquely located at the heart of Southeast Asia, is well-positioned to be a leader of research...

Varsities act on universal goals

THE 17 United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) address serious global challenges such as climate change, inequality and poor access to education.

Asean’s key to better development

COUNTRIES in Asean have achieved strong economic growth and reduced poverty over the past 20 years. Deep political commitment...

Govt drafting National Human Resources Blueprint

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia’s National Human Resources Blueprint (NHRB) is being drafted to analyse employment changes, human capital development and opportunities to spur the...

Kedah akan wujud sekolah peladang

ALOR SETAR: Kerajaan negeri akan mewujudkan sekolah peladang bagi memberi latihan secara teori dan praktikal mengenai penanaman padi organik.

Eat for iron

Iron is an essential mineral to ensure good health and wellbeing for women and girls WHEN she was 15...

Can AI Spot Liars via Facial Expressions?

Most algorithms have probably never heard the Eagles’ song, “Lyin’ Eyes.” Otherwise, they’d do a better job of recognizing duplicity.

BIOMEDICAL

New Study Uncovers Why People Gain Weight As They Get Older

Many people struggle to keep their weight in check as they get older. Now new research at Karolinska Institutet has uncovered why...

What is dengue, and why is it so widespread this year?

Dubbed "breakbone fever", dengue is one of the world's leading mosquito-borne illnesses and infects tens of millions across the globe annually. Around...

WHO urge nutrition interventions against worrying global trends

The top concern of the World Health Organization (WHO) is achieving affordable and appropriate access to primary care in all communities across the globe.

New Therapies for Blood Cancers Hold Promise

Blood cancer is actually a term applied to three different types of cancer – leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. For centuries, these cancers...

Newave Health kembang perniagaan penjagaan kesihatan digital

CYBERJAYA: Newave Health Sdn Bhd, syarikat usaha sama antara N2W Corporation (N2W Corp) dan SMARTMED Global Ltd (SMARTMED) memperuntukkan perbelanjaan modal RM20...

AGBIOTECH

Breeders release new flaxseed cultivar with higher yield

The small but mighty flaxseed has many health benefits for humans, as well as other important uses. Yield, and therefore profits,...

Malaysia turning to food crops as palm oil price falls

Malaysia is looking to diversify into food crops, in the face of fluctuating commodity prices and Western countries' hostility towards palm oil.

Aquaponic farms for schools

AFTER four years of research, an aquaponic farm in Bukit Minyak Industrial Area, Penang, is finally up and running.

Cantum tanah pesawah kecil mampu jana pendapatan lebih

TANAH MERAH: Kerajaan Kelantan menganggap cadangan Perdana Menteri, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, bagi mencantumkan tanah pesawah kecil sebagai idea menarik, kerana mampu...

PM: Malaysia could reap additional RM60b from modern agricultural production

THE agricultural industry is likely to reap a significant return of RM60 billion if Malaysia implements a new approach to increase agricultural...

BIOINDUSTRIAL

New plant genome discovery could benefit biofuels, wastewater industries

A group of scientists from China and Rutgers University in New Jersey, US has discovered how aquatic plants cope with water pollution,...

Major Environmental Challenge As Microplastics Harm Our Drinking Water

Plastics in our waste streams are breaking down into tiny particles, causing potentially catastrophic consequences for human health and our aquatic systems,...

€120m Industrial Waste & Water Management Contracts for SUEZ

French environmental services firm, SUEZ, has secured 9 contracts in the industrial waste and wastewater sector, worth a total amount of around...

Making sustainable polymers from fragrant molecules

Scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed a way of making organic polymers from the fragrant molecules in conifers and fruit...

Five ways we are exposed to microplastics every day

When humans began mass usage of plastic in the 1940s, it was a miracle and a blessing. It brought...