Understanding the recent Sabah earthquake

Understanding the recent Sabah earthquake

The recent (June 2015) Moment Magnitude-6 earthquake that occurred 19 km north of Ranau, has caused unfortunate loss of 18 lives and significant damage to properties. It could have been avoided if earthquake hazard information was provided.

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Rearing meat in a petri dish: Ethical implications of in vitro meat production

Rearing meat in a petri dish: Ethical implications of in vitro meat production

This article highlights the positive ethical implications of in vitro meat production. Some of the key points mentioned are the advantages of lab grown meat over the conventional method of meat production, cost of implementing this new technology and the acquired health benefits.

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Distinguishing pseudoscience from science

Distinguishing pseudoscience from science

We are constantly bombarded by all sorts of claims presented through the mass media purported to be scientific. However, many of these claims failed to pass rigorous scientific testings and are termed “pseudoscientific claims”. While by no means definite, pseudoscientific claims can be distinguished from scientific ones based on three criteria – falsifiability, scientific plausibility and communication among experts of the field. By using these three criteria, it is hoped that we can pick out genuine scientific claims from dubious pseudoscientific ones as we are incessantly bombarded by endless number of claims in today’s modern world.

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Engendering a Balance: Where are all the females?

Engendering a Balance: Where are all the females?

As a female, I survived through my high school and undergraduate years without facing any gender-associated barriers. Indeed, to my youthful mind, it seemed like our predecessors had done their jobs to bring awareness to and eliminate gender inequality in modern society. However, once I stepped into working life, I realised this inequality wasn’t quite conquered yet.

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