Sunday, April 11, 2021

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183-year-old Nerasau mosque pulpit still well-preserved

By Nursyabiha Shukri REMBAU: The uniqueness of Masjid Kariah Nerasau’s mimbar or pulpit, that is almost 200 years old, has proved the superiority of Islam in this country which has been long preserved. Head of Art and Design Department of the...

DTU uses TigerGraph’s advanced graph analytics to improve acute lymphoblastic leukaemia treatment

KUALA LUMPUR: TigerGraph, provider of the leading graph analytics platform, has announced that the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is using TigerGraph’s advanced graph analytics with machine learning and AI techniques to improve treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Researchers at...

Casting a new light on freedom of speech

BY DORGE RAJAH Book Title: Why Societies Need DissentISBN: 9780674017689Author: Cass R. SunsteinPublisher: Harvard University PressPublication Year: 2005Price: RM97.20 Censorship, then, is what the law of free speech is fundamentally designed to prevent.— Professor Cass R. Suntein Dissent and opinions are loosely...

A more trusting view of humanity

Title: Talking to StrangersAuthor: Malcolm GladwellPublication year: 2019Publisher: Little, Brown & CoISBN: 9780316478526Price: RM39.00 His first in six years, “Talking to Strangers” is bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell’s latest book and this time it centres on communication and also on how...

Galaxy S21 smartphone sales top one mln units in South Korea

SEOUL: Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday that domestic sales of its new flagship smartphone series, the Galaxy S21, surpassed one million units last week, reported Yonhap. The South Korean tech giant said the S21, which was released here on Jan...

Taste and smell gone forever? The anguish of Covid survivors

NEW YORK: Three days after testing positive for Covid-19, "everything tasted like cardboard", recalls 38-year-old Elizabeth Medina, who lost her sense of taste and smell at the start of the pandemic. A year later, she fears she will never...

Frontliner and beauty queen Dr Nisha in battle against Covid-19

By V. Sankara KUALA LUMPUR: Dr Nisha Thayananthan is all too familiar with the ordeal that all frontliners are undergoing in the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic, overcoming the fear of being infected, and stressed out from working non-stop —...

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Let us choose our vaccine

Had a severe reaction to the flu vaccine so I am very concerned that it could happen with the...