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Malaysian ‘Plague Fighter’ Who Designed the ‘First’ N95 Mask in 1910 Also Faced Racism

N95 mask

A Malaysian physician credited for ending a plague that killed thousands in China more than a century ago is now being remembered for designing the face mask that eventually inspired the N95 respirator.

Born on March 10, 1879 in Penang, Wu Lien-teh moved to London at the age of 17 to study at Emmanuel College, a constituent college of the University of Cambridge.

Malaysian Scientist Wins the ‘Nobel Prize for Cancer Research’ With Breakthrough in Treatment

Serena Nik-Zainal

UK-based Malaysian scientist Dr. Serena Nik-Zainal was given the Dr. Josef Steiner Cancer Research Prize 2019 for her work in advancing cancer genome interpretation.

Originally also known as the “Nobel Prize for Cancer Research,” the award was given to Dr. Nik-Zainal along with her collaborators Dr. Paul Calleja and Dr. Ignacio Medina from the University of Cambridge at the University of Bern in Switzerland on Friday.

Ph.D. Student From Malaysia Kills Herself After Months of Racist Bullying at Utah State University

A Utah State student’s reports of racist bullying that ultimately forced her to take her own life had fallen on deaf ears, a lawsuit alleges.

Jerusha Sanjeevi, 24, a Ph.D. candidate at Utah State University, allegedly suffered eight long months of bullying from fellow students who called her names and even conjured rumors that she was mentally unstable.

Malaysian Programmer Creates Real-Time Translator to Understand Coworkers Speaking in Mandarin

A Malaysian programmer was inspired to devise his own real-time translator after he experienced trouble understanding his Mandarin-speaking colleagues during meetings. 

Twitter user Roshen Maghhan (@roshenmaghhan) recently shared his DIY project which took inspiration from Google Pixel Buds, a type of wireless earbuds that can convert any language in real-time.

Malaysian Teen’s Fire Rapping in a Hijab Stuns the Internet

After becoming an online sensation in Malaysia last year, hijab-wearing female rapper Noor Ayu Fatini Mohd Bakhari has been soaring in popularity, and now she is hoping to get her voice heard beyond her home country.

Bakhari, who goes by the stage name Bunga, went viral last November 2018 with a video of her rapping at a local competition in Perak, Malaysia, reports the Associated Press.

Man Creates Chrome Extension that Blocks Out ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Spoilers

The final battle for the remaining characters in the Marvel cinematic universe is drawing near in “Avengers: Endgame,” and those who are unable to watch the movie on the day of its release are getting worried of running into any potential spoilers.

Luckily, a talented Malaysian app developer just created and published a Google Chrome extension that’s sole purpose is to blur out ANY social media post related to “Avengers: Endgame,” and it is brilliant.

Malaysian Woman Hatches Balut Egg Out of Curiosity, Gets a Beautiful Duck

A Malaysian woman is winning the hearts of many netizens for hatching and raising a duckling from the balut she got around two years ago.

The heartwarming story started around two years ago when Erica Lim bought a balut – a developing bird embryo dish that is a popular delicacy in many Southeast Asian countries like Cambodia, Thailand, and Philippines to name a few – out of impulse from a Vietnamese restaurant in Puchong, Malaysia, according to Bored Panda.