Skip Ribbon Commands Skip to main content

 Global Sci-Tech News

​Newly discovered plant gene could boost phosphorus intake (08/07/2020)
Researchers have discovered an important gene in plants that could help agricultural crops collaborate better with underground fungi -- providing them with wider root networks and helping them to absorb phosphorus. The discovery has th... Next
​Exercise prevents onset of liver cancer in high-risk mice (17/06/2020)
Liver cancer rates have more than tripled since 1980, according to the American Cancer Society, and a rise in obesity and type 2 diabetes have played a significant role in this trend. Scientists investigating these links in mice have u... Next
​Genetically-engineered corn grows better in cold climates (17/06/2020)
Despite the fact that corn is one of the world's most commonly-grown crops, it's still challenging to grow in northern regions, as it doesn't tolerate cold temperatures well. That could be about to change, though, as scientists have de... Next
​Human urine may be Number 1 for fertilizing plants on Mars (06/03/2020)
Shipping fertilizer to colonies on Mars could be quite a hassle – it would certainly be better if the colonists were able to grow crops using whatever's on hand. The continuation of an existing study now indicates that urine might in f... Next
​Discovering what makes durian fruit stink (05/03/2020)
Summary: Researchers have confirmed the presence of the rare amino acid ethionine in a plant -- or more precisely, in the fruit of the durian tree. Despite its pungent odor, durian is very popular in Southeast Asia. As the team of scie... Next
​Insect bites and warmer climate means double-trouble for plants (18/02/2020)
Summary: Scientists think that current models are incomplete and that we may be underestimating crop losses. A new study shows that infested tomato plants, in their efforts to fight off caterpillars, don't adapt well to rising temperat... Next
​Grain traits traced to 'dark matter' of rice genome (10/02/2020)
Summary: Research finds that a sizeable amount of domestication-related changes in rice reflects selection on traits that are determined by a portion of the genome that does not transcribe proteins. Next
​Banana agri-waste converted into biodegradable, recyclable plastic (08/01/2020)
The bunches of bananas that we buy in stores grow off of a central trunk-like structure, known as the pseudostem. And while that part of the plant is typically discarded during harvesting, it may soon find use in a plastic that biodegr... Next
​Early rice farmers unwittingly selected for weedy imposters (05/11/2019)
Summary: Early rice growers unwittingly gave barnyard grass a big hand, helping to give root to a rice imitator that is now considered one of the world's worst agricultural weeds. Next
​Antimicrobial resistance is drastically rising (05/11/2019)
Researchers have shown that antimicrobial-resistant infections are rapidly increasing in animals in low and middle income countries. They produced the first global of resistance rates, and identified regions where interventions are urg... Next
Posts on:
Select a date from the calendar.

 Video Clip

  • The NA Chairwoman - Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan - hosted a reception in Hanoi on Jan 29 for Mr Tsutomu Takebe, the special advisor to Japan - Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Alliance, who confirmed his continued contributions to developing 2 countries’ relations
  • The National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has complimented Vietnam’s U23 football team – the runner-up of the Asian Football Confederation U23 Championship (AFC), on their excellent performance and historical achievements at the continental spo
  • Vietnam U23 welcomed home: State PM Phuc welcomed in Hanoi on January 28 U23 Vietnam – the runner - up of the Asian Football Confederation U23 Championship - AFC in China, praising their excellent performance and achievements at the continental tournament
  • U23 Vietnamese football team’s return wows the foreign press: the impressive performances of the red - shirts have left a mark on the international media, as well as on the hearts of millions of football fans not only in Vietnam but all over the region
  • The Asian Football Confederation has an article praising Vietnam’s final game in Changzhou, China; it said the match at the final round wrapped up Vietnam’s memorable journey but it will live forever in the memory of fans in this Southeast Asian country