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The 14 most innovative schools in the world

An innovative school could be modeled after a legendary CEO, like the Steve Jobs School in Amsterdam. Or it can be an institution that's blind to gender, like Egalia, in Stockholm, Sweden.<p>Keep scrolling to see what the future of education can, and probably should, look like.

Pedagogy

TODAYonline

Students learn better from books than screens, according to a new study

Today’s students see themselves as digital natives, the first generation to grow up surrounded by technology like smartphones, tablets and …

Education Technology

MAS keeps Singdollar policy unchanged even as economic growth surges to 3-year high

SINGAPORE - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is keeping its Singdollar policy unchanged, it said on Friday (Oct 13).<p>This came as the …

Let's talk about poverty and inequality today

October 17, 2017 5:00 AM<br>Today, Oct 17, is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, declared 25 years ago in December 1992, by the United …

Income Inequality

What is cryptocurrency?

Cryptocurrency is a form of digital money that is designed to be secure and, in many cases, anonymous.<p>It is a currency associated with the internet that uses cryptography, the process of converting legible information into an almost uncrackable code, to track purchases and transfers.<p>Cryptography …

Cryptocurrency

Machines That Can See Depression on a Person's Face

Facial-recognition technologies can discern muscle-by-muscle differences in how men and women emote when they're depressed.<p>It might not be until something seems off that you realize you’re paying attention to the tiniest twitches and scrunches of another person’s face.<p>Humans are hardwired to …

Machine Learning

This is one of the biggest threats to international security – and it's not what you think

What’s the one thing that keeps you up at night? Terrorist attacks? Makes sense. Research shows although deaths fell overall from 2014-2015, many …

Why Singapore Is the World's Most Successful Society

SINGAPORE -- Singapore turns 50 on Aug. 9, 2015. Is Singapore the most successful society since human history began? Or, to put it differently, did Singapore improve the living standards of its people faster and more comprehensively than any other society?<p>The only way to answer these questions is …

Asia

Iran to take 'reciprocal measures' after Trump's immigration order

<b>(CNN) —</b> Iran is carefully studying US President Donald Trump's executive order limiting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries and will take legal, political and reciprocal measures accordingly, Iran's Foreign Affairs Ministry announced Saturday.<p>Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif didn't …

South Asia

Coming to terms with Chinese Privilege

<b>story</b> | Kan Ren Jie, Staff Writer<p><b>photo</b> | Rachel Juay<p>My first encounter with the privileges I enjoyed as a Chinese Singaporean was when I was about to …

Why a strong Sing$ matters

To investors, the strength of a country's currency often mirrors the virility of its economy.<p>For a top international financial centre like Singapore, …

What Do You Mean by 'The Media?'

The term has been weaponized.<p>On Friday evening a young <i>Time</i> reporter tweeted something false. Within minutes, he realized his error, corrected himself, and apologized.<p>The following day, the president of the United States chastised the reporter by name in an address to the CIA. “This is how dishonest …

Donald Trump

Why S’pore needs to slow down to go fast

Need to rethink care of elderly as population ages rapidly: Gan Kim Yong

As Singapore's population ages rapidly and more of its citizens suffer chronic ailments, it will have to rethink the way it cares for the elderly, …

Blog Post: A Fresh Graduate's Guide to Saving Money | frank

TODAY Online - Defence of Singapore cannot be outsourced, says Desmond Lee

The responsibility for keeping Singapore safe in terms of education and outreach cannot be outsourced to auxiliary police officers, Senior Minister …

Chong Pang to kick off Emergency Preparedness Day on Saturday

SINGAPORE: The Chong Pang neighbourhood will kick off Emergency Preparedness Day on Saturday (May 28).<p>As part of SG Secure, a new national movement …

Tesla Powerwall set to electrify Canadian homes, but at a price

The Tesla Powerwall home battery system should finally be appearing in the basements and garages of Canadian homes this summer, giving people a chance to store solar power or time-shift their electricity consumption. But there may be sticker shock: Installation is likely to double the $3,000 (U.S.) …

Clean Energy

US bid to grow human organs for transplant inside pigs

<b>Scientists in the United States are trying to grow human organs inside pigs.</b><p>They have injected human stem cells into pig embryos to produce human-pig embryos known as chimeras.<p>The embryos are part of research aimed at overcoming the worldwide shortage of transplant organs.<p>The team from University …

Genetics

When living to 100 becomes the new normal

A five-step guide to not being stupid

Even the smartest people can be fools. David Robson explains how to avoid the most common traps of sloppy thinking.<p>If you ever doubt the idea that the very clever can also be very silly, just remember the time the smartest man in America tried to electrocute a turkey. Benjamin Franklin had been …

University of Pennsylvania

Organ donation: is an opt-in or opt-out system better?

Around the world, organ donation policies vary greatly. Is it best to have a donation system where people have to opt in or opt out? To investigate, …

Defenders of 'kiasu-ism' have got it wrong: NMP Kuik Shiao-Yin

SINGAPORE: When Nominated Member of Parliament Kuik Shiao-Yin stood up in Parliament in April this year, she took aim at “kiasu-ism” and the …

'I have to be taller': the unregulated world of India's limb-lengthening industry

Young Indians are paying for complex, painful procedures despite the absence of medical oversight in the race to improve career and marriage prospects<p>Komal never told her friends where she really went for six months last year.<p>The 24-year-old, from the town of Kota, in western India, went to see Dr …

Radiation Therapy

Evaluate the policies used by the Singapore government to correct imperfect information and the lack of mobility of the FOP? [15]

<b>Evaluate the policies used by the Singapore government to correct these causes (imperfect information and lack of mobility of the factors of</b> …