Anti-ageing shine rooted in nature
Anti-ageing shine rooted in naturepublished : 27 Oct 2020 at 04:00newspaper section:[Life](http://search.bangkokpost.com/search/result_advanced?category=news&xNewsSection=Life)Rice water and wine have long been used by women in this part of the world to beautify their skin.This power of rice is harnessed by the Thai company Thann-Oryza, whose beauty products feature natural ingredients from Oryza sativa and other plants.Himalayan rice undergoes a process to obtain Regenistem rice extract with a high level of antioxidants.Likewise, leaves and seeds of shiso or Perilla frutescens var. crispa are...
The Bangkok Post
'Jurassic Park' on home of Komodo dragons sparks controversy
Architects dubbed the project "Jurassic Park," after a fictional theme park of cloned dinosaurs in the Hollywood blockbuster - but critics fear the structure to be built on the habitat of Komodo dragons will spell a real-life disaster.The tourist facility being built on Rinca Island, one of three islets that are home to the famed Komodo dragons, has sparked controversy.Local activists and tourism operators say the new structure could threaten the giant lizards' natural habitat.The 6.7-million-dollar project is part of the government's efforts to boost tourism by developing 10 new destinations,...
The ridiculous nature of antisemitism - opinion
Young adults in America – the under-30 crowd, a mix of millennials and Generation Z – learn more about politics from late-night comedy shows than they do from newspapers and news broadcasts. The phenomenon predates the general population’s reliance on Internet, Twitter and Facebook for news. What began during the era of Jay Leno and Jon Stewart has skyrocketed, and as those under 30 would say, is now on steroids.In the old days, we watched TV according to a pre-arranged schedule, and everyone was on the same schedule. Today, many more people watch the skits that were originally broadcast on te...
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Scientists find secret to 'uncrushable' bug's strength
Paris (AFP) - Looking like it was forged in apocalyptic fires, the diabolical ironclad beetle has a formidable reputation for being able to withstand being stabbed or run over by a car. Now scientists have found a jigsaw-like mechanism in their exoskeletons that helps the little creature tolerate forces up to 39,000 times its own body weight. Their discovery could have implications for engineering and robotics, experts say, and even challenge the position of cockroaches as models of insect indestructibility.The beetle, which no longer has its ancestors' ability to fly away from predators, has ...
Algeria-Morocco competition exposes the closed shop nature of influence within the AU
According to specialist news reports, Algeria has failed to nominate any candidates for key positions in the African Union. Seven positions are open to change, the most important of which is the Commissioner of the Peace and Security Department (PSD), which Algeria has held since 2008. It was held first by Ramtane Lamamra and then Smail Chergui, the former Algerian ambassador in Moscow.French news site Africa Intelligence is following this issue closely and said that Algeria was apparently late in nominating a candidate to succeed Chergui for two reasons: the dissatisfaction of many African Un...
The Middle East Monitor
Fire burns Pantanal’s upland heart and threatens nature’s fragile balance
About 50 firefighters took on the blazes in the Amolar Mountains. Image by André Zumak/IHP.“It has been a hard day. We are in the middle of a fight against the fire in one of the most emblematic communities of [the] Pantanal. For the first time in nine months, the fire is getting close to the houses, threatening people’s lives,” André Luiz Siqueira told this journalist in a rushed Whatsapp audio.The director-president of the NGO Ecoa was in Campo Grande, the capital of Mato Grosso do Sul, giving logistic support to nearly twenty firemen struggling to fight the flames in the Barra de São Louren...
Rare attacks by orcas leave sailors scared, researchers puzzled
In all his four decades spent at sea, Candido Couselo Sanchez has seen a lot. But a recent incident with a killer whale was something new for the white-bearded captain."I've never seen anything like it, not in all my 40 years at sea - and as a sailor, I've seen a lot," recalls Sanchez.The captain of a Spanish warship says he was two nautical miles off the coast of Galicia when orcas showed up out of the blue.The crew captured the moment on video, with the stunned voices of the sailors heard saying, "Wow, what an enormous creature!"As the whales head off, someone points to the sea and says, "Th...
Omar Kelly: Dolphins fans should quit waiting for Ryan Fitzpatrick to fail and just enjoy the ride
Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick knows exactly who he is, and where he’s at in his NFL career, so we can stop with the constant reminders that he’s old, inconsistent and erratic.No need to ask him about motivating factors, or about the fear of being benched for the younger, potentially more promising quarterback.He’s been there and done that a couple of times throughout his career with Jake Locker, Ryan Mallett, Tom Savage, Geno Smith, Bryce Petty, Jameis Winston and Josh Rosen.Fitzpatrick embraces the fact he’s a journeyman, and the scars that come with it.He knows there’s a hot-an...
Tanzania battles to contain fire on Mount Kilimanjaro
A fire that broke out at the weekend on Africa's highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, continued to burn Tuesday, with about 500 people working to extinguish the flames, according to the Tanzania National Parks Authority."We are going to use the helicopter to fly over the mountain so as to assess the vulnerable areas so we can move quickly in case the fire spreads to those areas," said a statement from the authority.Spokesman Pascal Shelutete said the size of the affected area had yet to be established, but that the helicopter should help clear this up.He also said that they have not yet establishe...
The fleeting nature of Frankfurt's chalk memorial to murdered Jews
Come rainy weather, and the hours spent on Margarete Rabow's memorial project are washed away in a matter of minutes. But that's part of it, promises the Frankfurt-based artist.Rabow galvanized residents of the central German city to take part in her project to write down the names of Frankfurt's Jewish community who were murdered by the Nazis - nearly 12,000 - in chalk along the banks of the central river Main in just a matter of days.Walter de Jong, Marianne David, Salli Dembowicz and the names of many others are listed on the street as part of the art project called "Schreiben gegen das Ver...