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No improvement in Singapore's gender pay gap since 2006: Report

SINGAPORE - The gender pay gap in Singapore has not improved in the last 10 years, with men still earning nearly 20 per cent more than women, …

Gender

TODAY’s readership rises, bucking newspaper trend

Low reading rate: Lack of interest, time cited as factors

A lack of time and a lack of interest are the most common reasons for not reading, according to a National Arts Council (NAC) survey.<p>And it does not …

Device to keep tabs on blood sugar levels without finger-pricking available in Singapore

SINGAPORE: When Mr Kevin Lim was diagnosed with diabetes in June last year, the 40-year-old wanted to do all he could to improve his condition.<p>The …

The Big Read: How e-payment ended the long reign of cash in Beijing, and the lessons for S'pore

We should have seen Trump coming

Obama’s rise felt like a new chapter in American history. But the original sin of white supremacy was not so easily erased. By Ta-Nehisi Coates<p>I have often wondered how I missed the coming tragedy. It is not so much that I should have predicted that Americans would elect Donald Trump. It’s just …

Donald Trump's Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Marking Black History Month, the president made some strange observations about Douglass and Martin Luther King, but mostly talked about himself.<p>Does Donald Trump actually know who Frederick Douglass was? The president mentioned the great abolitionist, former slave, and suffrage campaigner during a …

Black History

Hawaii approves telescope on volcano sacred to indigenous people

REUTERS: A team of scientists won approval from Hawaii officials on Thursday to build a US$1.4 billion telescope atop a volcano indigenous people …

Mauna Kea

David King calls for an ethical code for science

An ethical code will secure public support for science, says David King<p>Last week, I challenged scientists to adopt and help promote a universal ethical code for scientists. It covers rigour, honesty and integrity; respect for life, the law and the public good; responsible communication, listening …

Health Care Inequality On The Rise

In health care, as in the rest of American life, the gap between rich and poor is growing. That's the take-home message from our analysis of 50 years of data on health care use and expenditures that appears in the July issue of the journal <i>Health Affairs</i>.<p>In the bad old days of the 1960s -- before …

More young Singaporeans signing up for dialect classes

SINGAPORE: In the hallways of one of the science blocks, enthusiastic students like Ms Sarah Xing can be heard loudly chanting words like “Yuht, …