Tag: Myanmar

Researchers Find Odd Mix And Ancient Creatures Trapped In Amber

Paleontologists found a chunk of amber that contains a curious assemblage of land and water creatures, including the shell of an ammonite. The researchers believe that the fossils are from around 100 million years ago.

Ancient May 14, 2019

Scientists Discover Oldest Baby Snake Fossil In Amber: Here's Why It's So Important

A baby snake fossil has been found preserved in amber from the Kachin region of Myanmar. The discovery is important because it revealed that snakes may have moved to forests from coastal regions earlier than previously thought, among other things.

Ancient July 19, 2018

Oops! EA Games And Origin Blocked An Entire Country Over US Embargo That No Longer Applies

EA Games quietly blocked an entire country from accessing Origin games, but it made a mistake. In a bid to comply with U.S. embargo and sanction laws, EA banned Myanmar without checking whether the embargo still applies.

Video Games October 30, 2016

6.9 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Myanmar, Tremors Shake India

A strong earthquake shook Myanmar and nearby Asian countries on April 13. Although some were injured as a result of stampede, there are no reported fatalities.

Society April 14, 2016

Bitten By Travel Bug? Here Are The Best Summer Destinations 2015

Planning your next summer vacation? Check out our list of the top 10 places to visit this year.

Feature May 15, 2015

Climate Minister Urging Poor Countries To Push Hard Against Rich Countries On Environmental Issues

Pakistan's Federal Minister for Climate Change, Sen. Mushahid Ullah Khan, urged developing countries to stand united in making wealthy polluting countries take responsibility for causing global warming and for damaging the environment.

Earth/Environment May 7, 2015

Bird Thought To Be Extinct Resurfaces In Myanmar

Jerdon's babbler has not been seen since 1941 but recently showed up in Myanmar. What happened to this once-common species?

March 6, 2015

Myanmar Attempts To Contain Oubreak Of H5N1 By Culling Chickens

Bird flu is back in Myanmar, prompting officials to turn to culling chickens to prevent the H5N1 virus from spreading in the poultry industry. Controlling the outbreak in the industry also helps in protecting people.

Life February 26, 2015

Drug-Resistant Malaria Discovered Along Indo-Myanmar Border: It Is An 'Enormous Threat'

Malaria parasites that are resistant to antimalarial drug artemisinin now inflict Myanmar and threaten to spread to India. Scientists said this could threaten efforts to control and eliminate the potentially deadly mosquito-borne disease.

Life February 20, 2015

Drug-Resistant Malaria May Lead to the Next Major Pandemic

Malaria is treated with drugs. If drugs stop working, the disease will go out of control, posing a very grave health concern that has the potential to affect the entire world.

Life December 16, 2014

Divers hunt for 270-ton bell in the Myanmar river, missing for centuries

A team of 70 people, including 10 "sea gypsies" who can dive deeply without the aid of breathing apparatuses, began the search again this week for a fabled 270-ton bell lost in the Myanmar river hundreds of years ago.

Arts & Culture August 14, 2014

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