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Why we should support ending streaming in schools

Do we really need to understand subjects in the science stream like Biology and Chemistry if we do not want to go into medicine?

Is the education sector ready for streamless schools?

One can already imagine the scheduling and logistical nightmare that will take place next year.

Qantas set to test longest non-stop flight

19-hour journey from New York to Sydney dubbed ‘final frontier in aviation’.

Humans will never reach other planets, says Nobel winner

Scientist says travelling outside solar system takes 'just far too long'.

How dog noses help them ‘see’ the world

With incredibly powerful noses, dogs are among the most capable animals in picking up and distinguishing scents.

Tampering doubts over Russian doping samples

A spokesman for Wada says it is too early to discuss the results of the CRC meeting.

4 poisonous elements historically used in everyday life

From lead to mercury, humans have long unknowingly misused dangerous metals for their personal use.

5 myths about microwaves nuked by science

A convenient tool, the microwave has some strange misconceptions tied to it.

5 reasons kids don’t get vaccinated… and why they should

As the menace of the anti-vaccination movement grows, Malaysians must understand their arguments and point them in the direction of actual facts.

Faecal transplants are helping save starving koalas

The team caught wild koalas that fed exclusively on manna gum, then fed them poo from messmate eating koalas packaged into acid-resistant capsules.

Hidden mysteries lie in wait inside Kenya’s fossil treasury

The backlog at Kenya’s fossil treasury is so big it means there are plenty of unearthed discoveries that have not been identified yet.

Focus on Maths and Science in primary schools, urges Maszlee

The education minister says this is necessary following the decline in the number of students opting for Science stream.

Samsung seeks alternatives to Japanese suppliers in trade row

Samsung is 'seeking ways to diversify' supplies of materials and components where it previously relied heavily on Japanese imports.

Japan approves growing human organs in animals for first time

The process throws up complex ethical issues, particularly over concerns that it may not be possible to completely control which organs are formed in the animal by the human iPS cells.

US celebrates 50th anniversary of Moon landing

Nasa has been in overdrive for several weeks to mark the anniversary, with exhibits and events around the US.

2,687 picked to teach Science, Maths in English in Sarawak

The state education minister says training for the teachers will begin by September.

Monkey experiments offer clues on origin of language

Scientists set up the experiment with a community of green monkeys in Senegal which they have been observing for more than a decade.

Wingmoms: How bonobo mothers help their sons find love

Bonobo mothers play the outsized role in ensuring their sons have fruitful sex lives: from using their rank to interfering with rivals' attempts to mate.

415.26 parts per million: CO2 levels hit historic high

The Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii, which has tracked atmospheric CO2 levels since the late 1950s, detected 415.26 parts per million (ppm).

Older of two students arrested in Colorado shooting appears in court

The two teenagers are accused of opening fire on fellow students in two classrooms.

Teaching of science, maths in English to start with primary 1...

State education minister says the two subjects will be taught in English at 891 primary schools except in Chinese primary schools.

Move English teachers to where they’re needed, says group

Putrajaya also urged to enforce teaching of mathematics and science in English and to provide an extra allowance.

Maths, Science to be taught in English in Sarawak primary schools

Education Minister Mazslee Malik says the state will also help train teachers.

Elusive molecule, first in Universe, detected in space

"It was the beginning of chemistry and the formation of HeH+ was the first step on a path of increasing complexity in the Universe.