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The 10 best free graphic design courses online

Want to learn new skills, or refresh the fundamentals of your graphic design knowledge? We’ve previously brought you some great graphic design …

Graphic Design

Next financial crisis may be triggered by a cyberattack, says MAS chief

Singapore<p>EMERGING technologies help reduce risks in the financial sector, but they may also accentuate some risks or even create new ones, such as …

Singapore

46% of Singapore employers to grant salary increases

Employees can expect a raise of up to 6%.<p>46% of Singaporean employers expect to award salary increases of between 3% and 6% during their next salary …

Innovation, ecosystem support key to startup growth, job creation

Singapore<p>INNOVATION and ecosystem support positively impact startup growth and job creation in Singapore, according to a new National University of …

ST Engineering wins Mindef contract

THE Singapore Ministry of Defence has awarded a contract to Singapore Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering) for the production and supply of the …

Singapore

Treaty slows global tobacco use by 2.5%: WHO

[PARIS] Tobacco use fell by 2.5 per cent worldwide a decade after the first global health treaty went into effect, World Health Organization …

Public Health

Singapore Ranked The Most Expensive City In The World For 4th Time In A Row

Singapore has been ranked as the world’s most expensive city for the fourth consecutive year, according to a report by the Economist Intelligence …

Are Singapore Taxi Companies Ganging Up Against Local Commuters?

At the beginning of March, several taxi companies applied to the Public Transport Council (PTC) to introduce “surge pricing” for taxi rides that are …

Bike-sharing companies are flooding the market, but this one insists its bikes are smartest

Singapore now has a third bike-sharing company in just a few months.<p>One of China's largest bike-sharing firms, Mobike launched here on Tuesday, …

For a Greater Good

What is considered as a good design may be subjective – if we are talking about aesthetics – but it is a truth universally acknowledged that a good …

Singapore

S$20m to be set aside for first-time entrepreneurs

This was announced by Minister of State for Trade and Industry Koh Poh Koon on Wednesday (Mar 22) at an event marking the opening of three new blocks …

Entrepreneurship

Designing for our Ears

On the morning of 8 March, MTM Solutions and partners Armstrong Ceilings and Optima Systems hosted a panel discussion titled <i>SOUNDSCAPES: Acoustics in</i> …

Singapore

Can Curated Data Fix The $18.3 Billion Analytics Market?

The global analytics market will be worth $18.3 billion by the end of the year according to a recent Gartner. Despite this, many organizations are still failing to see return on investment following significant analytics infrastructure spending.<p>It is a problem I often come across. The explosion in …

Big Data

Saudi Arabia wants oil prices to rise another 10%

This is the level the OPEC heavyweight and its Gulf allies - the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Qatar - believe would encourage investment in new fields but not lead to a jump in US shale output, the sources said.<p>The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, Russia and other producers …

Oil

In Virginia classrooms, should parents block sexually explicit literature for their kids?

RICHMOND — Lawmakers in Virginia moved forward Thursday with legislation that could make it the first state in the country to allow parents to block their children from reading books in school that contain sexually explicit material.<p>The bill would require K-12 teachers to identify classroom …

Education

Teen readers aren't in crisis, they're just making their own rules

The New Yorker’s David Denby wrote about teen readers losing their ‘reading obsession’, but his argument lacked insight into what motivates this generation<p>I read David Denby’s stuffy New Yorker lament Do Teens Read Seriously Anymore? on my phone yesterday, glued to a screen just like the typical …

Books

Human genetic engineering demands more than a moratorium

Expert calls for a moratorium on germline gene engineering are no substitute for richer public debate on the ethics and politics of our biotechnological futures.<p>On April 3 2015, a group of prominent biologists and ethicists writing in <i>Science</i> called for a moratorium on germline gene engineering; …

Genetics

China shocks world by genetically engineering human embryos

Critics warned that China was becoming the ‘Wild West’ of genetic research<p>China has been ordered to ‘rein in’ scientists who have edited the DNA of human embryos for the first time, a practice banned in Europe.<p>In a world’s first, researchers at the Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou confirmed they …

British Scientists Want To Start Genetically Engineering Human Embryos

Genetic engineering is a fraught topic for a host of reasons. The implications for bioethics, medicine, food production, and a host of other areas are enormous and still being grappled with. The introduction of tools like CRISPR, which make gene editing relatively simple as a process, have only …

Meanwhile in the Future: To Stop Climate Change, We Must Genetically Engineer Humans

A lot of researchers are thinking about how to genetically engineer crops and food animals to help them withstand post-climate change heat and …

There are really good reasons why we should — and shouldn't — genetically engineer human embryos

For the past three days, scientists, bioethicists, and other stakeholders at an international summit in Washington, D.C. have been debating some tough questions related to the gene-editing technology known as CRISPR/Cas9.<p>They discussed the technique's enormous potential to cure genetic diseases and …

Genetics

2015 was the year it became OK to genetically engineer babies

In April of this year, researchers in China published the results of an experiment in modifying the DNA of human embryos. Though the embryos they worked on were damaged ones that could not have grown into living babies, it sent a tremor through the scientific establishment.<p>Just a month earlier, a …

Genetics

UK Scientists Granted Approval To Genetically Modify Human Embryos For Research

In a landmark development in the field of genetic engineering research, a team of British scientists on Monday won the right to genetically modify …

Ethicists approve ‘3 parent’ embryos to stop diseases, but congressional ban remains

<i>This story has been updated.</i><p>An elite panel of scientists and bioethicists offered guarded approval Wednesday of a novel form of genetic engineering that could prevent congenital diseases but would result in babies with genetic material from three parents.<p>The committee, which was convened last year …

Genetics

Genetic Engineering Now Allows Parents to Select the Gender and Eye Color of Their Children

The new season of HBO's Vice will kick off with a close look at gene editing and preimplantation genetic diagnosis.<p>The premier episode of the fourth season of HBO's mini-documentary series <i>Vice</i> will include a segment on genetic engineering that examines what researchers and doctors around the world …

What’s the difference between genetic engineering and eugenics?

<b>Each week, In Theory takes on a big idea in the news and explores it from a range of perspectives. This week we’re talking about human genetic engineering.</b><p>For a half-century, the ethics of human genetic engineering have been discussed in the abstract. Because the tools to edit DNA didn’t exist, the …

Genetic Engineering

CRISPR will change lives, but not only through genetic engineering

<b>Each week, In Theory takes on a big idea in the news and explores it from a range of perspectives. This week we’re talking about human genetic engineering.</b><p><i>Jacob Corn is scientific director of the Innovative Genomics Institute and a faculty member at the University of California at Berkeley. His</i> …

Genetics

Eight questions to ask before human genetic engineering goes mainstream.

<b>Each week, In Theory takes on a big idea in the news and explores it from a range of perspectives. This week, we’re talking about human genetic engineering.</b><p><i>George Church is professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School and stakeholder in various human genetics companies, including Veritas, Editas</i> …

Genetic Engineering

Scientists trace mysterious radio flash to distant galaxy

For the first time, unusual radio signals that long befuddled scientists have been traced to a distant galaxy as much as 6 billion light years away.<p>These fast radio bursts (FRBs) - spectacular flashes of radio waves originating in the distant universe - emit as much energy in one millisecond as the …

Universe

Sony Breaks Silence on Dr. Luke, Kesha Battle

"Sony is not in a position to terminate the contractual relationship between Luke and Kesha," says lawyer for label<p>Sony Music has addressed the …