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High-tech boot camps target students with no paper qualifications

Ms Gabrielle Ong, 18, was accepted into the course of her choice at five local and overseas universities, but she has decided to work in the tech …

Vietnam Bank Says It Thwarted SWIFT Messaging Fraud Attempt

Vietnam’s Tien Phong Bank (TPBank) said on Sunday it had thwarting a cyber fraud attempt late last year, and a third-party service it used to connect …

Payments Ecosystem - Research & Business Opportunities

BI Intelligence<p>The modern smartphone is a remarkable device. A single device that fits in your pocket can do all the tasks that once required cameras, camcorders, GPS devices, watches, alarm clocks, calculators, and even TVs.<p>But the next change might be the most radical of all—it could eliminate …

FinTech

Keeping Singapore’s hawker heritage alive

SINGAPORE: The question of whether Singapore is losing its hawker heritage has been asked numerous times. It even prompted a dialogue session among …

Alzheimer’s breakthrough? Scientists use ultrasound to restore memory in mice

Scientists in Australia have found that ultrasound can successfully treat mice by producing improved memories without suffering any damage to brain …

Mariana Trench: 7 miles deep, the ocean is still a noisy place

For what may be the first time, scientists have eavesdropped on the deepest part of the world's oceans and instead of finding a sea of silence, they …

Coast Guard

Why the FBI can't just hack a copy of the San Bernardino iPhone

On Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee met to have an open discussion over the balances between privacy and national security, especially as it …

There’s a New Approach to Fighting Cancer: Keeping Cancer Cells Alive

It’s evolution, people.<p>While conventional cancer chemotherapy involves administering the maximum tolerated dose of medication to the patient in the …

Researcher Illegally Shares Millions of Science Papers Free Online to Spread Knowledge

Welcome to the Pirate Bay of science.<p>A researcher in Russia has made more than 48 million journal articles - almost every single peer-reviewed paper …

Hackers take hospital offline, demand $3.6m ransom

For more than a week, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center has been in a state of emergency after a malware attack shut down the network unless a ransom of $3.6 million was paid.<p>The attack has compromised the hospital’s ability to care for patients as medical professionals have been unable to …

Personal Computers

China is cracking down on Christians

On Friday, state religious authorities in the city of Hangzhou confirmed that Rev. Gu was undergoing a criminal investigation.<p>Two other prominent Chinese Protestant leaders strongly decried the move by authorities, including Chen Yilu, head of the Nanjing Union Theological Seminary, the official …

Time to end SAP school system

Special Assistance Plan (SAP) schools were established in 1979 with the aim of developing in students high competency in English and Chinese.<p>There …

5 things to know about Flint's water crisis

<b>(CNN) —</b> An once-quiet crisis in Flint is now drawing voluminous concern from around the nation as celebrities, politicians and presidential candidates steer attention to the toxic tap water in one of Michigan's biggest and most beleaguered cities.<p>It's hard to put anything about the issue in a …

Water

NASA's Armageddon Office Aims To Protect Earth From Doomsday Asteroids

Space agency unveils new Planetary Defense Coordination Office.<p>Rest a little easier tonight, Earthlings: NASA has just launched a new office aimed at protecting the planet from potential doomsday asteroids.<p>The Planetary Defense Coordination Office will oversee all of the space agency's efforts to …

Asteroids