SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Coffee-eating bacteria can help to cut the cost of making biodegradable plastics by half.
Scientists in Singapore have found a process that can potentially produce biodegradable plastics at half the cost and in a manner that is less harmful to the environment.
While promising, it is still early days for the project, which may come to fruition only in three to five years, said Dr Henry Leung, leader of the research team from Nanyang Polytechnic, yesterday (Dec 11).
BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Constitutional court approached to hear concerns over human rights ‘violations’.
Democratic and human rights groups have announced a challenge to the junta’s order against political activity at the Constitutional Court as they demand a return of freedom of expression and political assembly.
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Growing organic vegetables can help supplement the income of people in rural areas without vocational skills and Sythong Duangphasert’s family has benefited from this trend and moved out of poverty.
NEW DELHI (DataLEADS/ANN) - The UN's peacekeeping force is dominated by troops from Asian countries, with India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal currently contributing the largest number of peacekeepers.
MANILA (The Straits Times/ANN) - The Manila government also wants drug maker Sanofi to issue advisories and engage doctors and patients.
The Philippines has ordered French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur to recall its dengue vaccine, the world's first vaccine for the disease that had been found to pose health risks in people not previously infected.