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Colours of distinction: When oil palm is right for picking

1 September 2014

Pinpointing the gene that accords bright shades to oil palm fruits as they ripen promises higher yields.

5 most memorable Merdeka commercials

30 August 2014

We take a look at five of the funniest, cutest and most moving Merdeka commercials.

Japan's first dengue infection in 70 years

29 August 2014

Japan confirms first domestic dengue fever infections since 1945.               

Singaporeans go barking mad over bid to silence dogs

29 August 2014

When Singapore’s housing authority recommended a dog owner to debark his pet, it didn’t anticipate that Singaporeans can bark even louder.

Herd mentality: ‘Sheepdog mystery’ solved at last

29 August 2014

Cohesiveness is key – dog does a side-to-side, then forward manoeuvre to keep its flock in check.

Worms, flies and humans – how we are related

29 August 2014

Biologists says the genetic machinery of humans, fruit flies and roundworms are similar in surprising ways. This helps research on diseases.

Meet Shaun, the world’s woolliest sheep

29 August 2014

A runaway sheep with six years’ worth of wool on its back is poised to become the world’s woolliest.

A man wearing a poo-shaped hat waving from a giant toilet slide at the exhibition.

Loo-se yourself: Everyone loves a giant toilet slide

28 August 2014

An exhibition dedicated to what gets flushed down the loo and featuring a giant toilet slide is making a splash in Tokyo.

Vet nurse Robyn 
Kriel with 'Timberwolf' the koala in Beerwah, Queensland. He is lucky to be alive after surviving a terrifying 
ride down 
a freeway. 

Quick-thinking koala: How Timberwolf survived a terrifying ride

28 August 2014

Timberwolf the koala is lucky to have survived a terrifying 88km ride down an Aussie freeway clinging to the bottom of a car.

Leprosy: Myanmar’s battle with an ancient scourge

28 August 2014

Myanmar struggles with a disease that most people think belongs to another era.

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