EYE mis-MATCH

Iris colour develops during the first few months after birth. Melanin which is the colouring agent determines how dark the eyes will become. The less melanin expressed in the iris, the lighter a person’s eyes look. That goes both ways. Well sometimes, the concentration and distribution of melanin isn’t uniform, which leads to a condition…

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is already here!

If you’re still merely talking about the Fourth Industrial Revolution, you can stop theorizing, because it’s already here and is making an impact on business and society. With the digital transformation of manufacturing well under way, the only thing needed to launch the next industrial revolution is wider access to technologies such as robotics, artificial…

Home !nvaders

Forget the rain forest—your home is brimming with bugs. Ranging with the likes cobweb spiders, carpet beetles, ants, gall midges (tiny flies whose larvae feed inside plant tissue), dark-winged fungus gnats, book lice (which eat fungus or mold not books), dust mites, cockroach, flea, termites and bedbugs just to mention a few. There could even…

Aurora

In polar regions of the world, a dazzling light show often plays out in the night sky. It’s called an “aurora“. Up North, it’s also known as the “northern lights“. It looks as if someone had stirred bright lights into the darkness, like cream into coffee. The lights are often green, but they also might…

Tummy Trouble

When it comes to stomach pain, finding the cause of your tummy trouble can be harder than solving an advanced Sudoku. Use this symptom decoder to help decipher what’s up with your gut. 1. Acid Reflux What it is: Aid flowing backward from the stomach up into the throat. It affects 20 percent of adults…

Earth Fever

Six years back, the earth’s temperature has been on the rise, with 2015 smashing the records. It is by far Earth’s hottest year since record-keeping began in 1880. Contributing to that record heat is what scientists refer to as “super El Niño.” Nonetheless, scientists have predicted hotter days ahead. “El Niño is a naturally occurring…

Fainting 101

Fainting is or has become a common phenomenon in our society. It happens to almost everyone around including friends. I’ve always seen it as something peculiar to some people because of their medical condition, but not until I became a victim. Fainting which is medically referred to as syncope or in a layman’s term faint,…