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Up to 70 Giant Freshwater Stingrays Found Dead in Mae Klong River

. . BANGKOK – Scientists are trying to understand why up to 70 giant freshwater stingrays, some as big as a car, have been found dead in Thailand over the past few weeks. The die-off has been taking place in the Mae Klong River. Thai officials have found the river to be slightly more acidic […]

November 12th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,Science | Read More »

Deadly Mediterranean Recluse Spider Discovered in Kanchanaburi, Thailand

. . BANGKOK – Doctoral student Narin Chompupang announced at a media conference at the Chulalongkorn University faculty of science in Bangkok on Wednesday that a deadly Mediterranean recluse spiders has been found for the first time in Thailand in a cave in Kanchanaburi. Mr Narin, a doctoral biology student, came across them during a […]

January 20th, 2016 | Posted in Regional News,Science | Read More »

Two Year Old Thai Girl Cryogenically Preserved

  BANGKOK – Two-year-old Matheryn Naovaratpong who died from a brain tumour has been cryogenically preserved in the hope she will one day be revived by advances in science. Matheryn Naovaratpong, from Thailand, is thought to be the youngest person ever cryogenically preserved. The toddler was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer last April after she failed to […]

April 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Science | Read More »

Thai Teachers Allowing Students to Learn by Doing

  CHIANG RAI –  Since the Samsung Smart Learning Centre has come to some schools some teachers have been changing the way they teach through their participation in project-based learning and its advanced versions. Just like Sanya, Renumas came to share her experience with fellow teachers at a recent forum. The event took place as part of […]

April 21st, 2015 | Posted in Chiangrai News,Science | Read More »

Thailand and Canada Join Efforts to Research Chronic Diseases

– BANGKOK – Thailand through its Health Systems Research Institute (HSRI) agreed with Canada today on joint research efforts to tackle chronic diseases. Alain Beaudet, president of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), arrived at Government House to invite Thailand to become a member in Canada’s Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD). Thailand is […]

November 6th, 2014 | Posted in Health,Science | Read More »

Australian Scientist, Philip Hirsch Leads Mekong’s “Don Sahong Dam” Protest

  LAOS – Australian Scientist and Professor, Philip Hirsch is leading a call for Laos to halt a planned hydro-electric dam on the Mekong River that could damage fish stocks vital to the hundreds of thousands of poor in neighboring Cambodia. Philip Hirsch, a professor at Sydney University’s School of Geo-sciences and the Mekong Research […]

February 28th, 2014 | Posted in Science,Tourist in the News | Read More »

New Species of Oak Tree Discovered in Thailand

  THAILAND – Chinese and Thai biologists say they have discovered a new stone oak tree species in Thailand. More than 300 species of stone oak are known from eastern India to Japan and the eastern tip of Papua New Guinea. The new species, named Lithocarpus orbicarpus, is a medium to small tree with simple […]

February 14th, 2014 | Posted in Science | Read More »

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