• A Satellite Spots 11 New Emperor Penguin Colonies

    This story originally appeared in The Guardian and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

    Satellite images have revealed 11 previously unknown emperor penguin colonies in Antarctica, boosting the number of known colonies of the imperilled birds by 20 percent.

    The discoveries were made by spotting the distinctive red-brown guano patches the birds leave on the ice. The finds were made possible by higher-resolution images from a new satellite, as previous scans were unable to pick up smaller colonies.

    Two of the colonies were a particular surprise. They were found far from the coast, living on sea ice that is anchored to grounded icebergs, a location never seen before.

    The new colonies are thought to number a few hundred penguins each, which is smaller than average, so the discoveries increase the total population of emperor penguins by a smaller proportion of about 5 to 10 percent.

    Emperor penguins are the

  • Malaysians can expect more promo codes and freebies to shop cashless and online

    Malaysians, if you have the need to shop, there’s some excellent news for you.

    The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) announced a new initiative to boost the country’s economy.

    It’s called the Shop Malaysia Online campaign, and it started on August 1, 2020, and it will run until the end of September 2020.

    IMAGE: South China Morning Post

    The campaign is under the National Economy Recovery Plan or better known to Malaysians as PENJANA. It’s the same program that allows Malaysians to claim US$11.93 (RM50) which is credited into the ewallet of their choice.

    22 ecommerce partners will be involved in this campaign. Some of these partners are big-name players in the Malaysian ecommerce scene like Lazada, Shopee, Zalora, Foodpanda, Grab, and more.

    MDEC stated that the Malaysian government would be allocating US$16 million (RM70 million) to get this campaign running. It also added that all participating partners have collectively

  • Twitter and TikTok reportedly have had talks about a deal

    Twitter has had preliminary discussions about a “combination” with TikTok, the Wall Street Journal reported, making the social media platform the latest possible suitor for the popular video-sharing app. As the WSJ notes, it’s not clear whether Twitter would pursue a possible acquisition of TikTok, and any such deal would have big obstacles.

    The biggest challenge to any deal is the Trump administration’s executive order from August 6th, which bars TikTok parent company ByteDance from handling transactions in the US. The order takes effect within 45 days. The administration considers the Chinese-owned app a potential security threat, despite no evidence indicating ByteDance or TikTok has ever shared Americans’ data with the Chinese government. TikTok has said it plans to challenge the Trump administration’s order.

    And then there’s Microsoft, the only company so far to publicly acknowledge it was in talks with TikTok owner ByteDance for a possible acquisition. The

  • Human Connection, Know-how, And The Future

    Biotechnology is broadly outlined as the sector of applied sciences meant to improve the standard of life by discovering ways to manipulate and enhance organic processes in dwelling organisms. The major reason for know-how was the simplification of human life. It had in mind the maximization of resources to ensure complete control of the instant environment and the proceedings in it. As a consequence of expertise, data has become ubiquitous, communication has improved beyond comprehension and the overall high quality of societal life has grown immeasurably. Sports have been commercialized and establishments have been capable of develop their tentacles throughout continents.

    We’re seeing some amazing developments in healthcare and the medical sector as nicely. New, highly complicated pure compounds from bio-sources are becoming suitable for pharmaceutical functions. Stem-cell remedy, ICT-integrated biotechnology, and lots of others will assist deal with the health challenges introduced on by an ageing inhabitants. Not Protected: …