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Singapore company creates karaoke device named Popsical that fits in one's hand

Shaped like a disc, weighing a mere 150g and fitting into the palm of your hand, Popsical does not look like the average karaoke machine.<p>But plug it …

Cap on fees paid by Indonesian maids

From March 1, there will be a cap on the amount that Indonesian domestic workers need to pay recruiters and agencies to work in Singapore.<p>It is set …

Equis expands into Australia with A$400m solar investment

Singapore<p>EQUIS Energy, Asia's largest independent renewable-energy developer and investor, has expanded into Australia with two solar projects …

DBS, Visa table new overseas payment service

Users of DBS' Visa Debit Card travelling overseas can now spend with foreign currencies in their destinations, without having to fork out additional …

Change money virtually with DBS, Visa scheme

Singapore<p>DBS and Visa on Wednesday unveiled a new overseas payment solution for travellers and online shoppers, using the DBS Visa Debit card and the …

ST's festive contest giveaways

To usher in the Year of the Rooster, The Straits Times' new food website straitstimesfood.com will be giving away everything from festive Chinese New …

Cheating death can cost US$200,000 as cancer tops pharma sales

Berlin<p>YEARS before becoming a top cancer specialist, Eric Winer used to save money on his own medical care by talking US pharmacists into giving him …

Best and worst 2016: Dishes

<b>BEST</b><p>• Roti Kirai Beef Ribs<p><b>The Malayan Council, 22 Dunlop Street, tel: 9002-4414; open: 11.30am to 11pm (weekdays), 11am to 11pm (weekends)</b><p>As if …

Food & Dining

Non-surgical laser therapy for early prostate cancer

A non-surgical treatment for low-risk prostate cancer, in which doctors inject a light-sensitive drug derived from deep-sea bacteria into a patient's …

Australian online wine retailer Vinomofo seeks to make buying fun and informative

"Drink it daily, call it a juice cleanse," says the cheeky description for a white wine sold by online wine retailer Vinomofo, the latest entry to …

Wine

Zalando uses a made-in-China approach to take on Amazon

Berlin<p>ROBERT Gentz stepped off an Air Berlin plane in Beijing with the goal of conquering online fashion in China. By the time he boarded his return …

Solar energy now cheaper than wind

New York<p>THERE'S a transformation happening in global energy markets that's worth noting as 2016 comes to an end: Solar power, for the first time, is …

Best and worst 2016: New restaurants

<b>BEST</b><p>• VLV<p><b>01-02 Merchant's Court, 3A River Valley Road, tel: 6661-0197; open: noon to 3pm, 6 to 11pm daily</b><p>VLV is not your usual Chinese restaurant. …

Dining Rooms

Foam-rolling: Roll away tight muscles

Many people are familiar with the virtues of deep tissue massage to relieve knots and tightness in the muscles.<p>This massage is usually done by a …

Amazon testing system that will make checkout lines obsolete

New York<p>AMAZON.COM Inc unveiled technology that will let shoppers grab groceries without having to scan and pay for them - in one stroke eliminating …

Flash Boys writer pens story of brilliant psychologists

New York<p>MICHAEL Lewis is the poet laureate of the financial world. Each of his deeply researched, beautifully composed books causes a stir when …

When pain and swelling in the knee persist

<i>Q My wife is suffering from pain in her right knee and has been diagnosed with osteoarthritis.</i><p><i>A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan showed</i> …

Singapore-made device to aid in developing cancer therapy

The idea of treating cancer with an electric field has been around for years, but it has been slow to take off because of a lack of understanding of …

HIV - no longer a death sentence but a period of hopeful living

"I wish things were different."<p>I hear these words often, especially as an infectious diseases physician who cares for patients infected with HIV. …

Immune System

Polarisation of America that brought Trump to power set to become far more severe

Wed, Nov 30, 2016 - 5:50 AM<p>Simon Johnson<p>Washington, DC<p>A CORE problem in the United States today - reflected in Donald Trump's victory in the …

Sound is no barrier for deaf tennis pro, who notches 143 in world rankings

Asan, South Korea<p>TO IMPROVE its chances in the boys' team tennis event at the National Sports Festival in Asan, Mapo High School in Seoul brought in …

The girl from Toa Payoh who conquered Chinese tech

IT was late 2001. The world was in a panic over the terror bombings on Sept 11 and the dot.com bubble had just burst.<p>It was at this point that Jenny …

S'pore-China ties: progressing with the times

SINCE 2010, the Business China Awards has honoured exemplary individuals or organisations for their significant contributions to Singapore-China …