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LTA signs deal with German firm to raise rail maintenance know-how

SINGAPORE: The Land Transport Authority (LTA) on Friday (Oct 21) signed a deal with a German railway engineering company to deepen its expertise in …

What are the 10 biggest global challenges?

Whether it’s turning promises on climate change into action, rebuilding trust in the financial system, or connecting the world to the internet, the …

New NTUC unit to help spot tomorrow's jobs

Workers will get more help developing skills relevant to up-and-coming jobs with the launch of a new department by the labour movement next year.<p>The …

Labor Movement

This year's Singapore Writers Festival looks to 'sayang' audiences

SINGAPORE: From an art exhibition on love using bookcases made of wine crates to a debate on whether Singaporeans are “in the mood for love”, the …

Renewable energy capacity overtakes coal

<b>The International Energy Agency says that the world's capacity to generate electricity from renewable sources has now overtaken coal.</b><p>The IEA says in a new report that last year, renewables accounted for more than half of the increase in power capacity.<p>The report says half a million solar panels …

UFC Uses New Media To Secure $4 Billion Score

The largest acquisition of a sports organization does not involve the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, EPL, La Liga, or Bundesliga. It involves fighting. Monday, WME-IMG announced that it was purchasing Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) for a reported $4 billion. It is almost the same price of the Los …

This massive farm grows 15% of Australia's tomatoes without soil, fresh water or fossil fuels

Did you know there is a way to grow tons of fresh fruits and vegetables with saltwater and solar energy? The good people at SunDrop Farms are doing …

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Pope Francis targets deal with China in year of mercy

Agreement on issue of Vatican’s right to appoint bishops in China would be biggest diplomatic feat of Francis’s papacy<p>For more than 50 years the Vatican’s relationship with China has been intractable. But if Pope Francis has his way, a deal to bridge what many believe is an insurmountable divide …

Pope Francis

Permit required for foreign entities to fund, support Speakers' Corner events

SINGAPORE: Foreign entities will need a permit before they can fund or support events like Pink Dot held at the Speakers’ Corner in Hong Lim Park.<p>In …

Stephen Hawking - will AI kill or save humankind?

<b>Two years ago Stephen Hawking told the BBC that the development of full artificial intelligence, could spell the end of the human race.</b><p>His was not the only voice warning of the dangers of AI - Elon Musk, Bill Gates and Steve Wozniak also expressed their concerns about where the technology was …

UN anoints Wonder Woman its champion of gender equality

"It's her vision of the future of peace and acceptance that makes her the right ambassador for everyone."<p>Gal Gadot, actor

Appearing happy on social media is increasingly being used against people in court

Danny Cuesta admitted to preying on a 15-year-old sophomore who attended the school where he taught Spanish. He lured her into a private school office to "make copies," took her to motels for sex, and posed as her personal "tutor" as an excuse to visit her at home.<p>Cuesta's victim—known in court …

Social Media

Pittsburgh's new artificially intelligent stoplights could mean no more pointless idling

Thanks to a new pilot program from the tech startup Rapid Flow Technologies, Steel City now boasts 50 intersections whose stoplights are running artificial intelligence software known as Surtrac that reduces wait times on empty or lightly-traveled roads.<p>Since Surtrac was first introduced in 2012, …

China wants to give all of its citizens a score – and their rating could affect every area of their lives

Imagine a world where an authoritarian government monitors everything you do, amasses huge amounts of data on almost every interaction you make, and …

3 Cities Disrupting the Local Electricity Market With Innovative Renewable Energy Projects

Many U.S. cities have taken the lead on sustainability efforts, particularly when it comes to adopting renewable energy. Already, at least 13 U.S. …

Saudi blogger Raif Badawi 'faces new round of lashes'

<b>Supporters of jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi have expressed alarm at a report that he faces a new round of lashes.</b><p>A Canadian foundation campaigning for his release said a source had told it the flogging could happen at any time.<p>European Parliament President Martin Schulz, who gave Mr Badawi the …

Saudi prince executed for murdering man in brawl

<b>A Saudi prince has been executed for shooting a man dead during a mass brawl three years ago outside Riyadh.</b><p>Prince Turki bin Saud al-Kabir was put to death in the capital. No details were given as to how he was executed - most condemned people are beheaded.<p>The prince is the 134th person to be put …

Sport 'mechanic of the mind' brings Olympic expertise to firms

<b>For someone who has delved into the minds of many top UK athletes, Prof Steve Peters takes surprisingly little interest in sport.</b><p>"The first time I met Steven Gerrard I asked him what he did," says the psychiatrist, who has worked with both the England and Liverpool football teams.<p>He has also used …

Retired four-star general admits leaking top-secret info to media

<b>Washington, D.C. (CNN) —</b> The former vice chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff pled guilty in federal court Monday, admitting he lied to the FBI when questioned about whether he provided two journalists with top secret information in 2012.<p>Retired four-star Gen. James Cartwright sat quietly with …

Collection of recipe cards launched to promote healthy living

SINGAPORE: The People's Action Party Seniors Group (PAP.SG) launched a collection of recipe cards on Saturday (Oct 15) to promote healthy living.<p>The …

4 in 5 teens from top schools don’t get enough sleep

<b>Sleep expert Michael Chee tells It Figures that starting school later could be one solution.</b><p>SINGAPORE: Only about 20 per cent of teenagers from top …

Sleep

HDB calls tender for solar panel installation across government agencies

SINGAPORE: The Housing and Development Board (HDB) has called a solar leasing tender - the second combined tender led by the board, it said in a …

Solar Power

Singaporean director Royston Tan wins Best Asian Short Film in Sapporo

SINGAPORE: Film-maker Royston Tan is keeping Singapore’s cinematic flag flying high, with his Best Asian Short Film win at the 2016 Sapporo …

SPH to cut 10% of staff; My Paper and The New Paper to merge

SINGAPORE: Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) announced on Monday (Oct 17) that it would shed 10 per cent of its workforce over two years, and that two …

Singapore

Future Fuel

Harvest’s energy garden in Orlando uses anaerobic digestion to turn organic waste into clean energy and natural fertilizers.

Germany takes steps to roll back renewable energy revolution

Leaked plans show Berlin halving its goal to expand its northern windfarms because its power grid cannot keep pace<p>Germany is taking steps to curb its booming windfarm sector in what it claims is a necessary move to stop the renewables revolution from undermining its own success.<p>Critics, however, …

Renewable Energy

South African airport becomes first on continent to run fully on solar power

An airport in South Africa has become the first facility on the African continent to run entirely on solar power.<p>George Airport, in the south of the …

Solar Panels

'Big data' could mean big problems for people's healthcare privacy

The future of the U.S. healthcare system will be influenced to a large extent by a company that makes weapons of war.<p>Defense giant Northrop Grumman has signed a nearly $92-million contract with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to build the second phase of a computer system that's …