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July 29, 2014 1:28 AM Better for Islamists to join 'corrupt' Umno

Ferdtan: What do the two PAS leaders mean when they say Selangor MB Abdul Khalid Ibrahim has not conducted any serious breach of trust for him to be replaced? How naïve can one get? By not agreeing to step down as MB after the central committee, the highest body in a party, had made the decision is insubordination. Isn’t that not serious enough 33

July 26, 2014 5:44 PM When the buying stops, the killing can too

IF you are an avid follower of nature-oriented television channels, you would have heard the tagline: “When the buying stops, the killing can too.” Reiterating this was Dr Ronald Orenstein, who recently presented a talk entitled ‘Ivory, Horn and Blood’ in Kuching. During his presentation, which was organised by the Sarawak Biodiversity Centre and the Kuching 7

July 23, 2014 10:28 PM Syndrome mystery in viral fight - Jargon clouds hunt for cause, fever toll rises to 110 in north Bengal

July 23: Union health minister Harsh Vardhan today offered Bengal emergency consultations on the encephalitis outbreak in the state, but experts cautioned that India’s public health system has spent over five years fighting a mystery disease blindly and was poorly equipped to save lives. Harsh Vardhan, in a letter to Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee 5

July 23, 2014 1:57 PM African elephants have strongest sense of smell in animal kingdom

But now, it has for the first time been scientifically proven that the African elephant has the most powerful sense of smell in the entire animal kingdom. Researchers for the first time examined the olfactory receptor (OR) repertoire encoded in 13 mammalian species and found that African elephants have the largest number of OR genes ever characterized 8

July 23, 2014 11:29 AM In Sanctioning Russia, EU Leaders Keep A Card Up Their Sleeve

LONDON – The tragic end to flight MH17 has brought the debate on sanctions back front and center of the political scene across Europe. There are a lot of people saying very loudly that something must be done. And something will be done. However, that something may not be as big, nor as immediate as these people hope. The circumstances of how the plane 29

July 23, 2014 9:41 AM Elephants have 2000 genes coding for smell, more than any other mammal

Elephants, with their long trunks, found to have the most discerning noses in the animal kingdom. Dogs have more sensitive noses, but elephants can distinguish between thousands of odors, besting our canine friends.(Photo : Photo courtesy of Eric Green) Elephants, with their long trunks, found to have the most discerning noses in the animal kingdom 12

July 23, 2014 1:45 AM Elephants have the best sense of smell among mammals - and they can even detect water from miles away

An elephant’s trunk is not only long, it is packed with five times more smell receptors than humans. And now research has found that the African elephants have the greatest sense of smell among mammals - even beating dogs including the bloodhound renowned for its sniffing ability. Humans were found to have the worst sense of smell across the species 12

July 22, 2014 11:38 PM 'LONG AND SUPERIOR' | Elephants have strongest sense of smell in a single species

WASHINGTON DC - Elephants possess a sense of smell that is likely the strongest ever identified in a single species, according to a study by Japanese scientists out Tuesday. The African elephant's genome contains the largest number of olfactory receptor (OR) genes -- nearly 2,000 -- said the study in the journal Genome Research. That means elephants' 13

July 21, 2014 10:49 AM Hotspots make splash in Antarctic

Information Office divides functions Satellite tracking of six seal and seabird species in the East Antarctic sector of the Southern Ocean has identified six hotspots of important marine habitat. The research used two decades of satellite tracking data collected by Australian and French Antarctic research teams for Adélie and emperor penguins, light-mantled 6

July 21, 2014 3:20 AM Elephants still abused at A’Famosa

We, Malaysian Friends of the Animals (MFOTA) are extremely disappointed that little improvement has been made to the lives of the nine elephants at the A’Famosa Resort, Melaka. Despite being exposed for its mistreatment of elephants by ‘Friends of the Orangutans’ almost a year ago, recent photographs have proven that the zoo at the A’Famosa is still 34