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Focus on delivering empathetic budget

THE COVID-19 pandemic has brought many of us to the realisation that sympathy and empathy towards each other are crucially needed when...

Apple’s iPhone 12 comes without a charger: a smart waste-reduction move, or clever cash...

Apple has released its new smartphone, the iPhone 12, without an accompanying charger or earbuds. Users have harshly criticised the company for this move and...

Produce more SMEs in halal industry, facilitate halal certification – HDC

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 -- The upcoming Budget 2021 should emphasise on efforts to produce more small and medium enterprises (SMEs) involved in the...

Finding Value in the Margins to Build a Bioeconomy

Transitioning from the use of fossil fuels to biofuels—particularly in the transportation sector, which is a major source of direct greenhouse gas emissions—is one...

Budget 2021 includes focus on sustainability agenda – Muhyiddin

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 19 -- Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said a special focus on sustainability agenda will be included in...

Facebook unveils machine learning translator for 100 languages

Facebook on Monday unveiled software based on machine learning which the company said was the first to be able to translate from...

China remains Malaysia’s largest foreign investor in manufacturing sector– MITI

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 —China remains Malaysia’s largest foreign investor in the manufacturing sector for four consecutive years since 2016, with 32 foreign direct...

BIOMEDICAL

Pharmaniaga to process fill and finish Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine in Malaysia

SHAH ALAM, Oct 27  -- Pharmaniaga Berhad (Pharmaniaga) and Serum Institute of India Private Limited (SERUM) will collaborate to make available an affordable...

Japanese citizens to get free COVID-19 vaccination

TOKYO, Oct. 27 -- The Japanese government has passed amendments to the law, according to which the country’s population would be vaccinated against...

Mediven’s COVID-19 PCR test obtains 100% result in international study

Malaysia's Medical Innovation Ventures (Mediven®) achieved 100% concordance for GenoAmp®, its COVID-19 PCR test kit in an international third party evaluation study...

COVID-19: Remdesivir, Hydroxychloroquine found not effective – Health DG

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 19  -- Anti-virus medicines such as remdesivir were found to be ineffective in treating COVID-19 patients as well as not helpful in...

Public urged to follow COVID-19 rules as concerns grow over long-term impact of virus

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has warned the public to continue to follow social distancing rules amid growing concerns surrounding the long-term effects...

AGBIOTECH

Seafood extinction risk: Marine bivalves in peril?

Marine bivalves are an important component of our global fishery, with over 500 species harvested for food and other uses. Our understanding...

Longer feeders lead to better plumage

Research shows that hens that are 50% bald take up almost 20% more feed compared to laying hens with intact plumage.

Sarawak to produce hybrid seeds to boost agricultural feats – Uggah

KUCHING, Oct 19 -- The Sarawak Government plans to embark on a hybrid seed production programme at the Debak Agricultural Centre in Betong...

How Covid has reshaped the food chain

Some images of the Covid-19 pandemic will last generations – deserted city streets, football games played in empty stadia or world leaders...

As CMCO returns, so does food waste

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 — Remember how bread, rice, eggs, mineral water and other essential items flew off the shelves at grocery...

BIOINDUSTRIAL

Food Waste Drops During MCO, Rises Again Soon After

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – Remember how bread, rice, eggs, mineral water and other essential items flew off the shelves at grocery stores and...

Renewable energy targets can undermine sustainable intentions

Renewable energy targets (RETs) may be too blunt a tool for ensuring a sustainable future, according to University of Queensland-led research. Ph.D....

Sunscreen, body lotion bad for coral reefs

KUALA TERENGGANU, Oct 18  -- Sunscreen and skincare lotion applied to the body when doing recreational activities at sea such as snorkelling and scuba diving...

Degradation and Toxicity of OXO Bioplastics in Water

Among the 300,000 tonnes of plastic waste found today on the surface of the oceans, more than half are made of polyethylene. 

Centralised treatment system enhances industrial waste management efficiency – Expert

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 -- The implementation of a centralised treatment system is expected to improve efficiency of industrial waste management and upgrade the...