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Eternal Youth Is the Next Big Bet for Singapore Venture Capitalist

Baidu Inc. is often referred to as China’s Google with a market value of more than US$60 billion. But in 2000, it was an upstart struggling to get any attention from investors—except from a guy named Finian Tan. Tan, then … Continue reading

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Three miracles from 2015

If you read the newspapers every day, you might form the impression that the world is a terrible, depressing place. That’s because bad news, by and large, sells better than good news. In this commentary, one of Singapore’s leading intellectuals, … Continue reading

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Renewable energy can be beautiful

This is a renewable energy generator design by Hideaki Nishimura of Japan. A gorgeous intermarriage of science and art, it produces renewable energy from several sources including the sun, the movement of the waves, and human activities; while touching the … Continue reading

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Can Thulisile Madonsela Save South Africa From Itself?

Two decades after the fall of apartheid, the nation’s first female public protector tries to beat back corruption at the highest levels of government. By ALEXIS OKEOWO JUNE 16, 2015 The New York Times Magazine On a cloudy morning in … Continue reading

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The trouble with the genetically modified future

Like many people, I have long wondered about the safety of genetically modified organisms (GMO). They have become so ubiquitous that they account for about 80 per cent of the corn grown in the United States. Yet, we know almost … Continue reading

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Dear students, please get more sleep

This study by the digitized-wristband maker Jawbone found that Singapore is the third most sleep-deprived city in the world, after Tokyo and Seoul. Singaporeans sleep on average only 6 hours 32 minutes. By comparison, residents of Melbourne, the most well-rested … Continue reading

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Indonesian Military Chief on the naming of the KRI Usman Harun… and Singapore’s reply

Scattering of Flowers in Kalibata Wiped the Slate Clean By General Moeldoko, Commander TNI (Indonesian Armed Forces) February 22, 2014 Four decades ago, on May 28, 1973, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew made a wise decision to visit the … Continue reading

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Addicted to Money

IN my last year on Wall Street my bonus was $3.6 million — and I was angry because it wasn’t big enough.  I was 30 years old, had no children to raise, no debts to pay, no philanthropic goal in … Continue reading

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Big Business awakens to the threat of climate change

Ever since the environmental movement began, there has been a fundamental clash between the self-serving interests of Big Business and the broader interests of humanity and Mother Earth. But as this New York Times article reports, Big Business is now discovering … Continue reading

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Invisible child: Dasani’s homeless life

We all know about homeless people, but how many of us are aware of the millions of homeless children in the world? Did you know that even in New York City, one of the wealthiest cities in the world, there are … Continue reading

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