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Graphene-oxide 'sieve' could lower cost of desalination

A new way of filtrating salt water could provide millions with clean drinking water.<p>Graphene-oxide membranes developed by the National Graphene …

Singapore Budget 2017: Slew of measures to help workers deepen skills and operate overseas

SINGAPORE - Students and workers hoping to connect to start-ups overseas will soon have the help of a programme meant to give Singaporeans the skills …

Older workers can work until age 67 from July

Older workers will be able to work until age 67 from July this year.<p>If employers cannot find work for such workers in their companies, they can …

What's being done to prepare S'poreans for jobs of the future

Have you ever imagined yourself creating a complex machine part or even a human windpipe on a screen, then seeing it take on physical form right …

Education

Help aplenty to future-proof jobs

As the pace of economic change heats up, efforts to help Singaporeans adapt have intensified, too.<p>More measures to equip people with skills for the …

Employment

Did Budget 2017 do enough to help SMEs prepare for the future?

Companies across all industries have had to grapple with the onslaught of disruptive technologies, but small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have …

Why was the elected presidency changed?

Singaporeans will elect a president this September, in the first election since changes to the Constitution were passed last November.<p>All the …

Why is the South China Sea unquiet?

BEIJING • Territorial disputes in the South China Sea among several countries have been ongoing for decades but tension has been increasing in recent …

What does the terror threat mean for S'pore?

There has been a shake-up in the world of terror.<p>In the past four years, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has surpassed Al-Qaeda as the …

RSS Independence retires from service, name to live on in LMV Independence

For about 20 years, one of the first warships designed and built in Singapore patrolled the country's waters, escorted other ships and kept a lookout …

Singaporeans to benefit from subsidised health screening

In a move to detect medical problems early - and prevent bills from spiralling out of control later - the Government is launching a highly subsidised …

Raising minimum legal age for smoking: Making it harder for youth to light up

The minimum legal age for smoking will be raised from 18 to 21, to make it harder for young people to get hold of cigarettes at a time when they are …

How will Direct School Admission changes affect pupils?

<b>ST's senior education correspondent Sandra Davie received many questions regarding the changes to the Direct School Admission scheme announced by</b> …

Art student returns golden staircase to grey concrete

SINGAPORE - Lasalle student Priyageetha Dia has removed the "golden staircase" which sparked a debate about art in public spaces in Singapore.<p>She …

Spirit of Sungei Road market

The sun will soon set on the Sungei Road flea market. A multi-agency government statement last month gave July 10 as the last day of operations for …

Carlos the Jackal on trial for 1974 Paris attack

PARIS (AFP) - Carlos the Jackal, once the world's most wanted fugitive in the 1970s and early 1980s, went on trial in France on Monday (March 13) for …

German scientists test world's 'largest artificial sun'

LONDON (THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION) - Scientists in Germany are testing what they describe as "the world's largest artificial sun," which they hope …

Asperitas is a new cloud named by International Cloud Atlas: What is it and a look at some clouds classifications

A dramatic cloud formation that looks like a roiling sheet of grey is the latest addition to the International Cloud Atlas.<p>This is the World …

Landscape Photography

Big companies press pause button on YouTube advertising

SAN FRANCISCO • Google's advertising crisis went global after some of the world's biggest marketers, including AT&T and Johnson & Johnson, halted …

MP tried to save cop's life; ordinary people rushed to help others

LONDON • Although politicians had been told to shelter in place inside the Parliament building as terror unfolded outside, MP Tobias Ellwood raced to …

Japan plans to send largest warship to South China Sea, sources say

TOKYO (REUTERS) - Japan plans to dispatch its largest warship on a three-month tour through the South China Sea beginning in May, three sources said, …

US aircraft carrier arrives in South Korea in show of force against North Korea

SEOUL (AFP) - A nuclear-powered US aircraft carrier arrived in South Korea on Wednesday (March 15) for joint military exercises, the US Navy said, in …

Disney rejects cuts to Beauty And The Beast in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR (BLOOMBERG, AFP) - Disney has refused to release a censored version of its film Beauty And The Beast in Malaysia after the authorities …

Witness in Batam rocket plot to attack Marina Bay identifies alleged ringleader

JAKARTA - A key witness in the case against the Batam terror cell accused of plotting a rocket attack on Marina Bay has identified Gigih Rahmat Dewa …

Singapore junior colleges merging for the first time, eight schools affected

Come 2019, eight junior colleges (JCs), six secondary schools and 14 primary schools will be merged in pairs, in the wake of falling birth rates over …

Education

Vandalism and theft are plaguing bike-sharing companies in new cities they go to, too

It's been just three months after the first bike-sharing company arrived in Singapore, but reports of abuse and vandalism of shared bikes in the city …

Taiwan outlaws eating of dogs and cats

TAIPEI • Taiwan has banned the eating of dogs and cats, lawmakers said yesterday, as pressure grows to improve animal welfare after a spate of …

Animal Abuse

Ooho! You can eat this water bottle and save the earth

It's a pretty spherical ball that is made of seaweed, and can help reduce plastic waste.<p>An edible alternative to plastic water bottles made from …

Food recycling machines to be installed at 10 schools for 2-year pilot

The project, Love Your Food @ Schools, aims to spread the message of minimising food waste.

Food Waste

Meeting Julia: Sesame Street muppet with autism makes TV debut in Singapore

Mediacorp’s okto channel is the first channel in Asia to premiere Meet Julia, a special episode of Sesame Street in support of the autism community.

The Muppets