Frederick Tan

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Pharrell Williams On Juxtaposition And Seeing Sounds

Pharrell Williams helped make two of 2013's biggest songs: He sang on Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" and co-wrote Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines." He received seven Grammy nominations, in some categories competing against himself. His song "Happy" was featured prominently in the film <i>Despicable Me 2</i>. <i>Morning</i> …

Reporter Had To Decide If Snowden Leaks Were 'The Real Thing'

Since the beginning of June, Barton Gellman has been reporting on classified intelligence documents given to him by Edward Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor. As a result of the Snowden leaks, Gellman and reporter Laura Poitras broke the story of the PRISM program, which mines …

Terri Schiavo case

The <b>Terri Schiavo case</b> was a right-to-die legal case in the United States from 1990 to 2005, involving <b>Theresa Marie "Terri" Schiavo</b> (/tɛriː ˈʃaɪvoʊ/; …

Singapore is No. 4 for illicit tobacco use; 1 in 4 cigarettes here illegal

One in four cigarettes smoked in Singapore last year was illegal, costing the Government millions of dollars in lost taxes and fuelling organised …

Ex-shipping tycoon Tong Djoe now a bankrupt

Former shipping tycoon Tong Djoe, 87, was made a bankrupt on Thursday after failing to pay $285,000 over an art deal in which the painting he sold …

Al Gore: the interior of the Earth is extremely hot, several million degrees

You may have heard that the stupidity of the people has no limits but you may have thought that the statement was exaggerated.<p>That's because you …

Suicides up in Singapore

The number of attempted suicides increased from 1,009 in 2011 to 1,090 in 2012.<br>This is an increase from 19.5 to 20.5 per 100,000 people.<br>The number of …

Ten states where Obamacare wipes out existing health care plans

President Barack Obama famously promised, “If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.” He later got even more …

Three Gorges Dam

The Three Gorges Dam is the world’s largest hydropower project and most notorious dam. The massive project sets records for number of people …

Hunting tigers

A DRIVE against corruption? Or a political purge? Or a bit of both? Outside China, not many people noticed the dismissal of Jiang Jiemin, the …

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Apple Maps flaw results in drivers crossing airport runway

<b>An Alaskan airport has closed an aircraft access route because of a flaw with Apple's Maps app.</b><p>Fairbanks International Airport told a local newspaper that in the past three weeks two motorists had driven along the taxiway and across one of its runways.<p>Apple's app had directed users along the …

Teh Cheang Wan

This is a Chinese name; the family name is Teh.<p><b>Teh Cheang Wan</b> (simplified Chinese: 郑章远; traditional Chinese: 鄭章遠; pinyin: <i>Zhèng Zhāng Yuǎn</i>; 3 March …

Syria crisis: US and France heal Iraq wounds

<b>Every day the possibility of the US and France leading military action against Syria edges closer. If it happens, it will mark another twist in a long and complex relationship.</b><p>Barack Obama and Francois Hollande were the only two leaders at the G20 meeting in Moscow committed to using force against …

Meet the 'Crypto Anarchist' Who Wants Everyone to Print Their Own Guns - The Atlantic

How the Internet and 3D printing complicate the gun control debate