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How to Use Gray and Black Copic Markers

Have you ever tried to color something you wanted to look black, so you color it with black and it just looks bland and bad? You're not alone. Lots …

Spoilt little emperors? Only children aren’t just normal, they are the future

“Just the one?” If ever there were three words that most parents of only children would be happy to never hear again, they are probably the ones. They tend to be spoken with ill-concealed curiosity, perhaps tinged with pity, because, well, an only child is still a curiosity to many. A question left …

China one-child policy: Trauma and sympathy shared online

<b>The abolition of China's controversial one-child policy has triggered an intense emotional discussion online, with netizens expressing a mixture of regret, bitterness and sympathy.</b><p>Many have been using the hashtag #Quanmianertai# - shorthand for "Freeing up all aspects to have a second child" - …

People Need to Rearrange Their Priorities When It Comes to Food Waste

A survey released Wednesday from the American Chemistry Council revealed what many people already know: Americans waste too much food, and they’re …

Sustainability

Sure, That Apple Looks Deformed, but See Why You Should Eat It Anyway

When you head to the farmers market or the produce section of your grocery store, you have the best intentions: You’re going to buy some über-healthy …

Sanitation Worker Challenges Whole Foods and Walmart to Stop Trashing Produce

A bunch of gnarled carrots or an apple that’s not perfectly round and rosy are just as nutritious as produce that isn’t misshapen, but that doesn’t …

Grow Your Own Grocery Store: A Beautiful Solution to Food Deserts

At Debbie Goldwasser’s home in the San Francisco area, the grass was brown, sacrificed to the drought that’s slowly suffocating California. But, she …

Urban Agriculture

Climate Change is Decimating Cod in the Gulf of Maine

Climate change is expected to vastly reshape our food resources from the seed we sow to the fish we catch in the sea. In the case of cod in the Gulf …

Uber rolls out service for people with disabilities in Singapore

SINGAPORE: Ridesharing and private car booking service Uber on Thursday (Oct 29) announced the launch of UberASSIST in Singapore, catering to …

Disability

Singapore Businesses Try to Choke Off Sources of Haze

Private-sector moves to combat haze are new development for Singapore<p>SINGAPORE—As a swath of Southeast Asia chokes on a cloud of smog caused by forest fires in Indonesia, Singapore businesses have taken matters into their own hands, halting sales of products from companies suspected of contributing …

South-east Asia

The true cost of Malaysia haze | Asia Pacific

The choking haze which has persisted over Malaysia and Singapore for the past two months has so far cost the economies of both countries hundreds of millions of dollars, according to analyst estimations, yet the true cost is impossible to calculate until the skies finally clear.<p>Professor Euston …

Europe's most popular source of 'renewable' energy is worse for the planet than coal

We're not talking about wind, solar, or hydroelectric power here. The biggest renewable in Europe is wood pellets.<p>Burning wood — technically labeled a "renewable" resource since more trees can be replanted and they'll absorb carbon from the air — is the European Union's largest source of …

The next food revolution: fish farming?

Aquaculture is the fastest-growing food sector in the world. Some see it as the best hope to feed an increasingly over-populated planet.<p>Sanggou Bay, …

India brings back ancient wisdom to fight its modern environmental problems

When it comes to global efforts to fight climate change, India quickly becomes Exhibit A. Like other developing countries, it seems stuck in a zero-sum game where it must choose between fast economic growth to bring its people out of poverty or protecting the environment.<p>India is the world’s third …

Styrofoam-Eating Mealworms Could Happily Dispose of Plastic Waste

Innovation<p>One man's trash is another man's — or worm's — treasure. Research from Stanford shows that darkling beetle larvae, commonly called mealworms, will happily eat a diet of polystyrene (better known by its trade name, styrofoam), providing a possible method for disposing of this notoriously …

Inside the Nation's Largest Organic Vertical Farm

Chicago isn't usually known as a farming hub, but did you know that Windy City residents are dining on organic produce such as basil, arugula, kale …

Aquaponics

NASA satellites reveal something startling about the future of food on Earth

And what better perspective than from space?<p>Climate change due to human activity is causing visible shifts on our planet, and NASA is uniquely positioned to observe these effects.<p>"If we continue on our current course, it's going to be hard to feed this planet because it's so hot," Ellen Stofan, …

Even Poor Countries End Up Wasting Tons Of Food

The fact that a huge amount of food is wasted each year will be no surprise to anybody in the West. What might come as a surprise is that a large percentage of global food waste occurs in developing countries — primarily because of poor infrastructure and dysfunctional distribution networks.<p>As much …

Singapore only Asian market in Global Innovation Index top 10, as Hong Kong just misses out

Singapore remained the only Asian territory in the top 10 of a major ranking of innovation worldwide, with Hong Kong just missing out in eleventh …

Singapore remains world's most expensive city

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Oil

Can All Parents Raise Their Children As Bilingual Speakers?

"Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Gisele Bündchen do it, so why can't we do it too?" Some monolingual parents ask when they hear about the …