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  • KUALA LUMPUR 27 June 2015. Interview Malaysian Biotechnology Information Centre (MABIC) Executive Director, Dr Mahaletchumy Arjunan 46, made the country proud by being nominated as one of the world's 100 most influential people in biotech. NSTP/Sairien Nafis.

    Klang-born scientist in World’s 100 most influential people in biotech

    Via NST : Pursuing her dreams with passion and determination has brought about fame and success to Klang-born biotechnologist who made the list of the world’s 100 most influential people in biotechnology. Malaysian Biotechnology Information Centre (Mabic) executive director Dr Mahaletchumy Arujanan, 46, was nominated alongside acclaimed personnel such as Bill and Melinda Gates, as well as actor Michael J. Fox in a special “World View” report published by renowned scientific magazine Scientific American. Mahalecthumy said it […]

  • Why Does Rain Smell Good?

    Why Does Rain Smell Good?

    Via Live Science : Do you love the good smell of rain? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, some scientists believe that people inherited their affection for the scent of rain from ancestors who relied on rainy weather for their survival. But what makes rain smell so nice? There are several scents associated with rainfall that people find pleasing. One of these odors, called “petrichor,” lingers when rain falls after a prolonged dry spell. Petrichor […]

  • How music training alters the teenage brain

    How music training alters the teenage brain

    Via Science Daily : Music training initiated during high school might hone brain development Music training, begun as late as high school, may help improve the teenage brain’s responses to sound and sharpen hearing and language skills, suggests a new Northwestern University study. The research, to be published the week of July 20 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), indicates that music instruction helps enhance skills that are critical for academic success. […]

  • How Physics Will Change—and Change the World—in 100 Years

    How Physics Will Change—and Change the World—in 100 Years

    Via PBS : One hundred years ago, Albert Einstein had only just published his revolutionary new theory of gravity, atomic nuclei were entirely mysterious, and quantum “theory” was a tissue of guesswork. Superconductivity, the nature of the chemical bond, and the energy source of stars were riddles that baffled physics. And then there were the unknown unknowns: Big Bang cosmology, black holes, quarks, gluons, the triumph of symmetry and its breaking, radio, television, masers, lasers, transistors, nuclear […]

  • 5 Ways To Increase Your Efficiency

    5 Ways To Increase Your Efficiency

    Via LinkedIn : “Don’t just live life and accept what comes. Plan your life and take steps everyday to achieve your dreams.” 1) Plan ahead: Don’t just take your day as it comes. Plan ahead and have a to do list. I like to do this on Sunday’s before my work week starts. Write down your most important tasks for the day and check them off as you go. Decide in advance what is the most […]

  • Deliver convincing, compelling and memorable, presentations

    Deliver convincing, compelling and memorable, presentations

    Via LinkedIn : Well I hate to admit it but I was expecting something like the advice I got as a young man aspiring to be an Orator…. “Stand up, Speak up then Shut up” or “Say what you are going to say, Say it, Say what you said” Well I was Wrong. Fia went way beyond that basic stuff. To start with she explained why we all have some hard wired Stage Fright. Standing alone, […]

  • Millennial Generation: Welcome to the Dinner Table

    Millennial Generation: Welcome to the Dinner Table

    Via LinkedIn : As a tried and true Millennial, it’s been an interesting ride to listen in as the other generations pick us apart to tell us who we are and what we should be like. As a marketing and content nerd, I am fascinated by the way each generation is fueled by how they grow up and what affects their buying decisions. It’s truly amazing how creating generational definitions creates a powerful mass group of […]

  • Top 10 universities for biology

    Top 10 universities for biology

    Via Telegraph : Biological science is a field that is rapidly growing in popularity. Students who study biological science at university are able to venture off into a variety of careers, including becoming a research technician, working in human resources (HR), pharmaceuticals or bio bank managing. Our top 10 guide takes you through the best universities in the country for biological science, according to the Complete University Guide. 10. University of Bath Average entry standard: 459 […]

  • International report confirms: 2014 was Earth’s warmest year on record

    International report confirms: 2014 was Earth’s warmest year on record

    Via Science Daily : In 2014, the most essential indicators of Earth’s changing climate continued to reflect trends of a warming planet, with several markers such as rising land and ocean temperature, sea levels and greenhouse gases ─ setting new records. These key findings and others can be found in the State of the Climate in 2014 report released online by the American Meteorological Society (AMS). The report, compiled by NOAA’s Center for Weather and Climate […]

  • 3 photosynthesis hacks to feed the planet

    3 photosynthesis hacks to feed the planet

    Via Futurity : In order to feed a growing world population—a predicted 10.5 billion by 2050—plant scientists are looking for ways to get past shrinking arable land and stagnating crop productivity. The last time population outran agricultural productivity, we were rescued by the Green Revolution, an increase in the harvest index (the amount of the plant’s biomass partitioned into grain) achieved through classical plant breeding. Today’s ears of corn are huge compared to those harvested in […]