News Links 2022

News links are uploaded on a weekly basis, with the latest news at the top.

News 28/11/22

GP/ Secondary/ Primary

We are the most expensive city in the world. Again.

https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/consistently-high-cost-living-singapore-ranked-worlds-most-expensive-city-8th-time-decade-survey-2061111

Brain power 

https://www.reuters.com/technology/elon-musk-says-expects-neuralink-begin-human-trials-six-months-2022-12-01/

S377A repeal: Constitutional amendment will protect policies that promote heterosexual marriage

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/politics/s377a-repeal-constitutional-amendment-will-protect-policies-that-promote-heterosexual-marriage-says-masagos

Task force publishes report on how govt, institutions and firms in S’pore can defend against ransomware.  The number of ransomware cases in SG reported saw a 54 per cent increase between 2020 and 2021

https://www.straitstimes.com/tech/task-force-report-on-how-govt-institutions-and-firms-in-s-pore-can-defend-against-ransomware?utm_source=emarsys&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ST_Newsletter_PM&utm_term=Task+force+publishes+report+on+how+govt%2C+organisations+in+S%E2%80%99pore+can+defend+against+ransomware++&utm_content=30%2F11%2F2022

World Cup 2022: why is Qatar a controversial location for the tournament?—a summary of issues

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/sport/world-cup-2022-why-qatar-controversial-location-tournament-3109216

Up Cycling Soap in SG

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/upcycled-soap-hope-recycle-donated-less-fortunate-3012836?internal_sharetool_iphone_28112022_cna

Fast fashion purchases: How our brains convince us is amazing

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/commentary/retail-fast-cheap-fashion-clothing-sweatshop-excuses-3100336

News 31/10/22

GP/ Secondary/ Primary

Revision for Sec kids: Richard Branson declines Singapore death penalty TV debate invitation

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-63451982?fbclid=IwAR0trCOQ6Qud4YctcXQ08XoGKhC4e0Xzzzc4FFRdV72rav5FHLiHyGcLi9I

SG: Five teenagers, aged 14 to 16, arrested for suspected trafficking of cannabis
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/five-teenagers-suspected-drug-trafficking-arrested-cannabis-cnb-3028751

Seoul stampede shock

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2022/10/30/asia/seoul-itaewon-halloween-crush-explainer-intl-hnk/index.html

The lucrative trade of writing backstories for video games

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/10/30/arash-lahijani-lucrative-side-hustle-writing-video-game-backstories.html

Coming to a store near you: protein air

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/s-pore-may-be-first-to-try-food-with-microbe-based-protein

K-netizens pointed out that Miss Korea pageant contestants look like "virtual AI humans”, “more and more plastic..."

 https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=pfbid02uihmsu2rJrjZeFdmjCyBaq4wprSX8FnEpddawAUV2GM9JoMP1uGXFpNFx4Q4VuZSl&id=252719388249864

COVID-19 might have caused our key personality traits to dim so that we have become less extroverted and creative, according to study.

https://cnalifestyle.channelnewsasia.com/wellness/covid-19-pandemic-personality-changes-337086

News 24/10/22

GP/ Secondary/ Primary

Job security, healthcare costs top two concerns in SG poll

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/job-security-healthcare-costs-top-two-concerns-in-poll-on-forward-singapore-topics

Philippines: Student 'anti-cheating' exam hats go viral

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-63363473

Animal-inspired robot that learns to adapt to the environment

https://www.facebook.com/watch?v=1365235027341510

Climate change caused snow crabs to reduce by 84%

https://news.yahoo.com/expert-identifies-key-culprit-mass-150918200.html

Liz Truss saga commentary

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/commentary/liz-truss-resign-budget-uk-economy-prime-minister-candidate-rishi-sunak-boris-johnson-3018691

News 10/10/22

GP/ Secondary/ Primary

10/10 is World Mental Health DayElderly self-harm a growing concern

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/seniors-self-harm-under-reported-2994311

SG: Couples want more kids but concerned over high costs, stress.

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/marriage-couples-children-dating-singapore-population-survey-2999056?cid=FBcna&fbclid=IwAR0I5ZBDd-l6ewZ8bUA_sPVD039mxcydge4W3V8K05P-o6DpZW66UFm_3Ys

Hiring those with special needs but not compromising service 

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/swensens-hires-special-needs-staff-it-doesnt-expect-customers-lower-service-expectations-2954211

Navigating San Francisco in a Driverless Car

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/04/us/san-francisco-driverless-cars.html

Using technology to help preserve Ukraine’s cultural heritage during the war

https://diginomica.com/using-technology-help-preserve-ukraines-cultural-heritage-during-war


Destroy art for very different reasons:

(1) Damien Hirst has begun burning hundreds of his own artworks after selling a series of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). [with Video]

The artist told buyers who bought pieces from his latest collection to choose either the physical artwork or the NFT representing it.

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-63218704

(2) Activists throw soup on Van Gogh

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/world/climate-activists-throw-soup-van-goghs-sunflowers-london-3008226

Time to visit your favourite chicken rice stall

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/malaysia-to-allow-export-of-live-chicken-broilers-from-oct-11

News 3/10/22

GP/ Secondary/ Primary

Social media platforms may soon have to comply with a code of practice to tackle harmful online content accessible in Singapore, after the introduction of a Bill in Parliament on Oct 3

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/harmful-online-content-protect-children-internet-sexual-violence-self-harm-2982196?cid=FBcna&fbclid=IwAR2ydLLW0GTVCGMmBEllFOUWqpFv70mhVtulvPxMK-7mwPZYFEGg_1tUfIk

Key items to note about SG’s healthcare reform plan: Healthier SG aims to emphasise more on preventive care. 

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/healthier-sg-six-things-you-need-to-know-about-singapores-healthcare-reform-plan

Kabul blast kills teenagers sitting practice exam--most victims were females

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-57137981

Elon Musk does it again: tweets ‘peace plan’ for Ukraine. Chaos ensues. Backlash from Zelensky and other leaders

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/10/03/elon-musk-twitter-poll-ukraine-russia-annexation-war/

A new bucket list in 2027: visit the Moon Resort in Dubai

https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/moon-world-dubai/index.html

Solar panels for new Tokyo homes

https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14718625

Secondary--Video for essay on Law and Order

Go Inside One Of The Most Humane Prisons In The World | Sunday TODAY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCZt2YipiIs

News 19/9/22

GP/ Secondary/ Primary

AI: James Earl Jones Signals Star Wars’ Role Darth Vader Retirement

https://deadline.com/2022/09/james-earl-jones-star-wars-darth-vader-rights-ai-signals-retirement-1235126394/

SG adaptive designer creates clothing for stroke patients 

https://cnalifestyle.channelnewsasia.com/style-beauty/singaporean-fashion-designer-claudia-poh-adaptive-fashion-label-werable-329701

Competition for top talents is heating up as Singapore emerges from the pandemic.

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/foreign-talent-singapore-workers-expats-companies-one-pass-2962481

Dimorphos: Nasa flies spacecraft into an asteroid in direct hit
The collision was intentional and designed to test whether space rocks that might threaten Earth could be nudged safely out of the way.

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-63039191

US FDA warns against new TikTok challenge

https://www.straitstimes.com/world/united-states/dont-cook-chicken-in-cold-medicine-us-fda-warns-against-new-tiktok-challenge?utm_campaign=stfb&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook

Singapore's first metaverse wedding: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/metaverse-wedding-sandbox-virtual-reality-singapore-first-2960256


Cyborg cockroach to the rescue

https://www.todayonline.com/world/meet-japans-cyborg-cockroach-coming-disaster-area-near-you-2001201#mdcrecs_s

Mahsa Amini saga: when violence and gender discrimination erupt into massive protests

https://time.com/6216513/mahsa-amini-iran-protests-police/


News 19/9/22

GP/ Secondary/ Primary

UNICEF And Microsoft Partner To Expand Global Digitized Education

The big Learning Passport innovation has been to make digitized education available in places that have no internet connectivity

https://www.forbes.com/sites/petergreene/2022/09/19/unicef-and-microsoft-partner-to-expand-global-digitized-education/?sh=6ff42c2eaabf&utm_campaign=socialflowForbesMainFB&utm_source=ForbesMainFacebook&utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwAR1KKCqha36_Hq6zdkxfeACu8KGf04nvh4Ty6HJnnH8P7Kp5hvq7tCuZbXM

Maglev for cars, anyone?

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/09/17/china-testing-floating-car-that-uses-magnets-to-hover-at-143-mph.html

Invest in yourself: get taller

https://www.businessinsider.com/man-borrowed-75000-leg-lengthening-surgery-3-inches-taller-2022-9

Now that the exams are round the corner, learn to relax

https://edition.cnn.com/2022/09/16/health/4-7-8-breathing-technique-relaxing-wellness/index.html

GP/ Secondary


Sec Revision on Cryptocurrency: Ethereum switches to ‘proof-of-stake’, slashing energy consumption by as much as 99.9%

https://www.forbes.com/sites/roberthart/2022/09/15/ethereum-merge-heres-what-to-know-about-the-hotly-anticipated-upgrade-turning-the-crypto-player-green/?sh=2e3fa6e45bf9

The passing of HRM QEII: Why we grieve for people we don't know

https://edition.cnn.com/2022/09/19/health/mourning-strangers-wellness-partner/index.html?utm_term=link&utm_medium=social&utm_source=fbCNN&utm_content=2022-09-20T03%3A01%3A03&fbclid=IwAR2bU4-lWtl3c4ZhrbdH8Gq5Gnted9omgKcKVnGch8nlybVH6AUGmoNwXK8

News 15/8/22

GP/ Secondary/ Primary

Unlike most countries, COVID strengthened SG's political system: survey findings
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/pandemic-deepened-political-divisions-in-most-nations-but-not-in-singapore-survey-finds


SE Asia spent $5b on bubble tea in 2021; Indonesia tops list; SG 4th: Report
https://www.straitstimes.com/business/economy/se-asia-spent-5b-on-bubble-tea-in-2021-indonesia-tops-list-report


Regulating loot boxes in SG

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/courts-crime/gambling-regulatory-authority-inaugurated-in-spore-as-new-products-emerge?utm_medium=social&utm_source=telegram&utm_campaign=sttg


How India’s call-centre scams became big money:
Tech support scams are an international problem, but India has emerged as a leader in the shady industry 

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/cna-insider/tech-support-scam-baiters-india-call-centre-big-money-2876366?cid=FBcna

Apps turning restaurant leftovers into cheap meals take off in Asia

https://www.straitstimes.com/business/companies-markets/apps-turning-restaurant-leftovers-into-cheap-meals-take-off-in-asia

The importance of identity, culture and heritage

https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/ica-include-dialects-digital-birth-certificates-1968171

Halluyu impact: women going to Korea to find their dream husbands

https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/south-korea-western-women-seeking-love-intl-hnk-dst/index.html

Johnson & Johnson to replace talc-based powder with cornstarch

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-62514263

Trump warrant: Why did the FBI search Mar-a-Lago and what was found?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-62528709

Secondary EW on Animal Testing--Additional Material

Videos:

(1) Animal Testing Pros And Cons

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwzofzcsaVw

(2) Can we do science without animal testing? The Alternatives

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hxUMpYFo_Y

Comprehensive info on The Flaws and Human Harms of Animal Experimentation

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4594046/

News 1/8/22

GP/ Secondary/ Primary

Want to be a super achiever? Read.

https://www.inc.com/carmine-gallo/reading-just-15-books-a-month-will-put-you-in-an-elite-category-of-super-achievers.html

Car park farms: a step in the right eco direction
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-61919430

The rise of AI influencers
https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/south-korea-virtual-influencers-beauty-social-media-intl-hnk-dst/index.html

Fashion cultural appropriation: is it a big deal?
https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/dior-cultural-appropriation-accusations-chinese-skirt/index.html

Views on 377A: Government looking at how to safeguard current legal position on marriage, says Shanmugam
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/377a-government-looking-how-safeguard-legal-position-marriage-k-shanmugam-2846946


News 25/7/22

GP/ Secondary/ Primary

On language and cultural differences: Tiktok #waitawhile

https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/trending-america-expat-wait-awhile-confusing-rude-tiktok-1951156

When your travelling companion is a fur friend
https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-62229602

For theme park junkies: Japan's largest vertical loop
https://www.timeout.com/tokyo/news/japans-largest-vertical-loop-roller-coaster-to-open-in-himeji-central-park-070722

Why would anyone do that...
https://news.yahoo.com/resident-newly-built-apartment-korea-231543504.html

Dirtiest place in Singapore?
https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/trending-tik-tok-chinatown-filthy-1946951


News 18/7/22

GP/ Secondary/ Primary

Life in space? You decide

https://www.independent.co.uk/space/earth-heartbeat-galaxy-energy-frbs-b2122804.html

Moral of the story: be prepared
https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/moe-caps-challenging-questions-psle-15-keep-difficulty-level-consistent-some-parents-call-lower-cap-1945681

A new stash of 31 emojis: which one is your favourite?
https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-62177610

S'pore organisations among most targeted in the world by ransomware attacks
https://www.straitstimes.com/tech/tech-news/spore-organisations-among-most-targeted-in-the-world-by-ransomware-attacks-study-finds

Climate change & even hotter heatwaves 
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/world/climate-changes-fingerprints-ever-hotter-heatwaves-2818861

(Long read) Could mounting evidence against Trump hurt his re-election potential
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/commentary/trump-potential-crime-capitol-attack-president-election-2024-2817936

Figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu retires

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2022/07/19/figure-skating/yuzuru-hanyu-retirement

News 11/7/22

GP/ Secondary/ Primary

Is this a promising solution to food insecurity?

https://www.facebook.com/watch?v=5810093059004105

Hong Kong's high-tech urban farm

https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnkang/2022/05/23/meet-the-high-tech-urban-farmer-growing-vegetables-inside-hong-kongs-skyscrapers/?utm_source=ForbesMainFacebook&utm_campaign=socialflowForbesMainFB&utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwAR1nTDNcBgMJNlE3vatPF4FhKq2q-ItLaTFlaurD3HaiNZOH8FpFuR70zrM&sh=522010823294

The 10 fastest supercomputers in the world 

https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwef.ch%2F3AFfpPm%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR1u8Wv7Sm8MsZhLkwjsNqQfAUFA_PjHCq0GtlnKHeADZ98r-6Y3PXvZu34&h=AT1uqsas80SnRPb9ZNTyuzkoIohIfjzgW1M8l1Xxg-5aXDbC1d1MWDiMBGVf99n2FOsl58UKA81kS06cwk1heSzokkuDM_yVq4S7HsnAc47TEAKoNx3jjt3f49uLmLfL--f2sXE3mToVQjqfuFnYLCkEyXceyA&__tn__=%2CmH-R&c[0]=AT3OvKCzfoYY9PrGfbgd0tBb-7UdqMBSNF_5dJ2OUEGD50EG5MWmjcc2VuWcIRe-LBG37p3nTKF5xfQ-kEfa15mxirOWUNJEKwb2pmxehJvn2STCI85K3tx5fHNyYkAPYHn1gR6WdkSDU7RX5HQIx4e2VrMJBaLaosiqrJYJ6-A4TagnoMlTAa3IZHF_leMs6JIIRntEfUcjkhe5

India is becoming the most populous country in the world. How can that change the economic dynamics of the the top 3 (US/China/India)?

https://www.reuters.com/world/india/india-surpass-china-most-populous-country-2023-un-report-2022-07-11/

Bitcoin as an official currency for El Salvador: risky or visionary?

https://www.todayonline.com/world/poor-country-made-bitcoin-national-currency-bet-isnt-paying-1937821

Elon Musk backs out of Twitter deal

https://www.reuters.com/technology/elon-musk-terminating-twitter-deal-2022-07-08/

Additional article for Secondary EW: Trusting Authority

What is POFMA [the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act]?

https://singaporelegaladvice.com/law-articles/singapore-fake-news-protection-online-falsehoods-manipulation/

—seeks to prevent the electronic communication of falsehoods (i.e. false statements of fact or misleading information), as well as to safeguard against the use of online platforms for the communication of such falsehoods.

—not intended to cover opinions, criticisms, satire or parody.

News 4/7/22

GP/ Secondary/ Primary

SG launched 3 new satellites to monitor climate, security and disasters

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/environment/spore-launches-three-new-satellites-into-space-for-security-climate-disaster-monitoring?utm_source=emarsys&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ST_Newsletter_AM&utm_term=S%27pore+launches+three+new+satellites+into+space+for+security%2C+climate%2C+disaster+monitoring&utm_content=02%2F07%2F2022


The retailers setting up shop in the metaverse

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-61979150

3 new rules Singaporeans should be aware of

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/no-smoking-in-all-public-parks-retirement-age-raised-to-63-changes-from-july-1-you-need-to-know?utm_source=emarsys&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ST_Newsletter_AM&utm_term=Higher+charges+for+Covid-19+care%2C+no+smoking+in+all+public+parks%3A+New+rules+from+July+1&utm_content=02%2F07%2F2022

SG: Wave hand to activate green man. Contactless buttons on trial at four pedestrian crossings

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/no-need-to-press-button-to-activate-green-man-just-wave-hand-lta-trial

Uniquely Singapore's toilet etiquette earns accolades

https://www.straitstimes.com/life/us-linguists-so-tickled-by-singapores-toilet-etiquette-posters-they-wrote-a-paper-on-it

That bowl of fishball noodles probably costs more now. Would you pay?

https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/school-canteen-prices-rise-moe-revised-guidelines-higher-costs-1934776

GP/ Secondary


Long read: how tech damages our memory

https://www.theguardian.com/global/2022/jul/03/is-your-smartphone-ruining-your-memory-the-rise-of-digital-amenesia

Additional article for Secondary EW on History repeating itself

10 Worst Ways History Has Repeated Itself 

https://history.howstuffworks.com/historical-events/10-worst-ways-history-has-repeated-itself.htm

More accessible examples:genocides, pandemics, school shootings, mass extinctions

News 20/6/22

GP/ Secondary/ Primary

How robots are changing surgery

https://www.straitstimes.com/multimedia/graphics/2022/06/singapore-surgery-robots-medical-operations-hospital/index.html?shell

E-vehicles and the demise of petrol stations

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/focus-singapores-electric-vehicle-revolution-coming-does-spell-end-petrol-stations-2768051?cid=FBcna&fbclid=IwAR2Lu4Kmkjk-Fzuv1fMfIUcjGiIRMGWJjOSb_eVm-uTEfjyhEuo-hyg9GV4

With Singapore looking to have all vehicles run on cleaner energy by 2040, this momentum is expected to grow as the country invests more in charging infrastructure and rolls out tax incentives for hybrids and electric vehicles (EVs). It means that demand for petrol and diesel fuel will decline in tandem. 


Asean needs to prepare for greater weather extremes and food price spikes: Study

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/environment/food-production-costs-could-go-up-by-80-in-move-towards-sustainability-study

Spain cracks down on food waste with supermarket fines and ‘doggy bags’ required at restaurants

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2022/06/spain-food-waste-climate-change-food-security?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social_scheduler&utm_term=Spain&utm_content=25/06/2022+03:00&fbclid=IwAR3PiH_Rq4udJjsYA21VCveIaGmq4eHPp7NyvuY9YD7ngWbtAIwlACZyHaQ

Frozen woolly mammoth found intact
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2022/06/25/canada-mummified-baby-woolly-mammoth/7735393001/

The law of declining virulence does not apply to this rabbit-killer
https://www.todayonline.com/world/think-all-viruses-get-milder-time-not-rabbit-killer-1929926


News 13/6/22

GP/ Secondary/ Primary

“If there had been no international law and the big fish ate a small fish and a small fish ate shrimps... we would not have existed.

“These are wise words of Lee Kuan Yew, the leader who was perspicacious enough to see the clear reasons of many things and resources, and who knew exactly what is of value,” he said, referring to a 1966 speech by Mr Lee.

Zelensky invokes Lee Kuan Yew in address at Shangri-La Dialogue
https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/zelensky-says-ukraine-is-definitely-going-to-prevail-in-this-war

SG: Adults to clock 150-300 minutes of moderate-intensity activity a week under new national guidelines
https://www.straitstimes.com/sport/revised-physical-activity-guidelines-launched-by-sportsg-and-hpb


BTS's solo move is genius

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/jun/15/theres-no-time-left-for-growth-why-bts-have-paused-their-career-at-its-height


She is the first person to make a TikTok video on board the International Space Station (ISS).

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-61707618

(Some) chicken ban lifted. The news came swiftly after SG opens Asia's largest cell culture chicken facility in Bedok, and that we have secured chilled chickens from Thailand at 10x the supply...

https://singaporefoodie.com/kee-song-group-reported-that-purchasing-kampong-chicken-and-black-chicken-will-be-available-from-june-15-onwards/

Live in sustainable homes, anyone?

https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/mud-builders-of-cambodia-make-viral-videos-on-youtube-channel

The beginning of a new era: McDonalds becomes "Delicious. Full stop"

https://www.straitstimes.com/world/europe/new-owner-renames-russian-mcdonalds-vkusno-i-tochka

World's largest plant is... (drumroll)... at least 4500 years old

https://scoop.upworthy.com/worlds-largest-plant-discovered-australia-stretches-112-miles

Singapore is no longer the world's most expensive city. Check out the list

https://fortune.com/2022/06/08/most-expensive-cities-in-the-world-new-york-jumps-past-tokyo-and-geneva-on-expat-list/

News 23/5/22

GP/ Secondary/ Primary

SG's NTU develops biodegradable battery that's printed on paper

https://www.facebook.com/watch?v=5029110857136358

UN: Russia's war in Ukraine has pushed the number of forcibly displaced people around the world above 100 million for the first time ever

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/world/100-million-forcibly-displaced-2700011?cid=FBcna&fbclid=IwAR2rdx47b-pi4NO2BtggO67zabFRYszMpsAWAIeT9uR_K5cRhieG9S38sPc

Why are food prices rising? Key Reasons

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2022/05/global-food-prices-ukraine?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social_scheduler&utm_term=Davos+2022&utm_content=23/05/2022+03:00&fbclid=IwAR2TUnCtlxXoJn-rKsgur7STzJUqVLB4m0lqlmCkk1cvT_OwlMnyh5m6uio

Want to know what the prehistoric humans ate for lunch? Study their poop

https://www.businessinsider.com/ancient-poop-gives-clues-about-stonehenge-feast-menu-4500-years-ago-2022-5

Download 80k movies in 1 second with Japan's high speed internet

https://bigthink.com/the-present/japan-internet-speed/

News 16/5/22

GP/ Secondary/ Primary

SG: The debate on work life balance goes on

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/commentary/work-life-balance-covid-19-hybrid-remote-great-resignation-wave-jobs-2682751

SG: Two perfume manufacturers fined for illegally discharging toxic waste into public sewers

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/two-perfume-fragrance-manufacturer-fined-illegal-discharge-toxic-waste-sewer-2690356

Imagine living here

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2022/04/south-korea-floating-city-climate-change

SG: When it's tough accessing technology

https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/some-heartland-shops-struggling-digitalisation-despite-big-push-saying-they-lack-means-1898341

Secondary: additional resource for this week's lesson

The Highest Paid Athletes in the World

https://www.forbes.com/athletes/

10 Sports Events that have the Highest Prize Money

https://www.sportingfree.com/top/sports-events-with-highest-prize-money/

Videos:

Why do footballers earn so much money? | Money Time [till 5.50]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0Ma5MTHzQg

Should Athletes be Paid High Salaries

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmuO6AaXqVg

News 02/5/22

GP/ Secondary/ Primary

Antytila: Ed Sheeran collaboration written on front line [with music video]

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-61308809

What SG schools are doing to support mental health

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/cna-insider/mental-health-what-schools-doing-help-students-2655911

‘Extra level of power’: billionaires who have bought up the media

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2022/may/03/billionaires-extra-power-media-ownership-elon-musk

Enzymes to break down plastic. Fantastic!

https://www.vice.com/en/article/akvm5b/scientists-discover-method-to-break-down-plastic-in-one-week-not-centuries

News 11/4/22

GP/ Secondary/ Primary

SG: New, fun activities to look forward to

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/consumer/action-sports-and-chocolate-factory-new-experiences-in-spore-from-as-early-as-this-year?utm_source=emarsys&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ST_Newsletter_PM&utm_term=Chocolate+factory+and+electric+go-karts+among+new+attractions+coming+to+S%27pore&utm_content=10%2F04%2F2022

Why pro-Russian disinformation might resonate with Singaporeans

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/commentary/singapore-disinformation-russia-ukraine-war-twitter-2618691

Microchip implant for contactless payment might happen sooner than you think

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-61008730

Made in SG beer (with New Water, that is)

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/environment/newbrew-a-beer-made-using-newater-to-go-on-sale-in-singapore-for-the-first-time

Living with rising costs: how do you cope

https://www.todayonline.com/big-read/big-read-inflation-putting-squeeze-families-some-give-frills-while-others-cut-back-basics-1868216

Spanish police seize 1,000 specimens of illegal stuffed animals worth £29m. The haul included some extinct animals, such as the scimitar oryx, and endangered species like lions, cheetahs and the Bengal tiger. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-61060916

Saniya Mistri: The hijab-wearing teen rapper breaking stereotypes

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-61015974

Dino fossil found in Dakota

https://news.yahoo.com/scientists-claim-theyve-found-perfectly-082211989.html

News 28/3/22

GP/ Secondary/ Primary

Teenage social media use linked to less life-satisfaction for some

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-60875884

Perspective: Why has Russia invaded Ukraine and what does Putin want?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-56720589

Perspective: Should Will Smith be allowed to keep his Oscar?

https://cnalifestyle.channelnewsasia.com/entertainment/will-smith-chris-rock-slap-oscars-best-actor-jada-pinkett-smith-308206

Oscars condemns Will Smith slap and launches review

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-60908869

And the Oscar goes to...

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/03/27/oscars-2022-highlights-complete-list-of-winners-94th-academy-awards.html

With the best and worst moments...

https://time.com/6161310/oscars-recap-2022/

The Omega x Swatch collection: yay or nay?

https://cnalifestyle.channelnewsasia.com/style-beauty/omega-swatch-moonswatch-launch-long-queues-308111

Gender discrimination: one step forward, two steps back in Afghanistan

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/afghanistans-taliban-ban-women-flying-without-male-chaperone-sources-2022-03-27/

GP/ Secondary

SG: white paper on women’s development (with video)

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/white-paper-womens-development-25-action-plans-10-years-2591096

News 14/3/22

GP/ Secondary/ Primary

How do young people view drugs and what does it mean for Singapore?
https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/how-do-youth-perceive-drugs-and-what-does-it-mean-for-singapore


New study on how Covid changes brain function 

https://www.todayonline.com/world/covid-19-may-cause-changes-brain-new-study-finds-1840191

Tharman: Five Fragilities

https://www.todayonline.com/commentary/how-countries-can-respond-perfect-long-storm-1841686

Coming soon: Lego exhibition to look forward to!

https://thesmartlocal.com/read/brickman-lego-exhibition-sg/

Rebuilding an ecosystem in Tasmania to rival the Great Barrier Reef

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/mar/13/really-worth-a-crack-bringing-tasmanias-giant-kelp-forests-back-from-the-brink

McDonald's exit from Russia is symbolic, as it was the first Western influence to set foot in the country 32 years ago, opening the doors to more US-based establishments.

https://www.reuters.com/markets/asia/mcdonalds-closure-marks-ending-russian-era-2022-03-10/

News 7/3/22

GP/ Secondary/ Primary

Life in Ukraine:

40 Powerful Photos of Daily Life During the Ukraine Crisis

https://mymodernmet.com/daily-life-ukraine-during-war/?fbclid=IwAR2m0M7I1UM1eLWbyy0lCmLT0NPaEy1Bo9c6SBRDoSZzVG2FGF4B_BCXaBU

Tik-Tokker chronicles life in Ukraine bunkers

https://www.facebook.com/watch?v=1054510968467284

Folk Art destroyed

https://mymodernmet.com/ukrainian-folk-maria-prymachenko/?fbclid=IwAR0adLfPkRUuysZ5xRHOO8j6KRXHM30ThjwMjYPDFbEmcsrDbGG82K8gLoA

How Art has the power to change the world, one image at a time: a collection of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/picture/2022/mar/06/nicola-jennings-on-vladimir-putins-approach-to-peace-cartoon

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Pig heart transplant man dies.

Is this a call to boost stem cell research?

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/world/first-person-receive-pig-heart-transplant-dies-after-2-months-2552651

Hope for a HIV vaccine possible through mRNA Tech

https://www.facebook.com/watch?v=559151461750113

Be ready to BYO bags to the supermarket next year

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/politics/budget-debate-shoppers-to-pay-at-least-5-cents-per-disposable-bag-at-most-supermarkets-from-mid-2023

No more MYEs!

https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/mid-year-exams-be-scrapped-all-primary-secondary-schools-2023-1838311

Secondary

Lesson this week on the Power of Art

(1) Cases for Political Art.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfXad3HVox4

(2) Creating Change: Art as Activism https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiQ39t2v6u8

News 28/2/22

GP/ Secondary/ Primary

The Invasion of Ukraine

A heartfelt message from the President of Ukraine to the Russians

https://www.facebook.com/100001895517582/videos/477393814085224

Why Brave Ukraine believes it can beat Russia

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/commentary/can-ukraine-win-russia-invasion-why-military-war-zelenskyy-2535071?cid=FBcna&fbclid=IwAR22YZGHncucHR52ddSOOJ9vEeun4rsj8HNEbNVc4Sy-4WmGPL89ME9UaOc

Elon Musk has activated Starlink internet service in Ukraine as the country suffered power outages and gaps in internet service due to Russia's invasion.

https://edition.cnn.com/2022/02/27/business/starlink-activated-ukraine/index.html

TikTok war: How Russia's invasion of Ukraine played to social media's youngest audience

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/business/russia-ukraine-invasion-tiktok-social-media-audience-2528281?cid=FBcna

Singapore imposes sanctions on Russia; upholds principles instead of choosing sides. [Video which gives summary of how/ why Russia invaded Ukraine]

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/russia-sanctions-ukraine-invasion-vivian-balakrishnan-export-controls-bank-transactions-2524921?cid=FBcna&fbclid=IwAR0qaUdzyWDmvbFvQJs_SN2YbWS3DfIgj5mokA7yV_M5S4G_-uAZDf3KuT8

In a rare move, Singapore imposes sanctions on Russia, as well as halt flights to Moscow

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/singapore-impose-appropriate-sanctions-restrictions-russia-2022-02-28/

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SG: Survey shows the majority support the death penalty

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/death-penalty-majority-singapore-residents-support-shanmugam-2535331?cid=FBcna&fbclid=IwAR3nZLcyfDl9ACT5g-D5WrdrdThLtTTFOy-iVnts-26efoF-buzut48bLcU

Squid Games make history by bagging US actors' awards, SAG

https://people.com/tv/sag-awards-2022-squid-game-acting-wins-make-history/

Produce meat from air

https://www.news18.com/news/buzz/this-start-up-has-developed-an-alternative-to-meat-from-this-air-read-to-know-more-4798124.html

News 31/1/22

GP/ Secondary/ Primary

More Than 400 Invasive Fish Dumped From Aquariums Found in Texas River. The fish will be euthanised

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/four-hundred-invasive-fish-dumped-from-aquariums-found-in-texas-river-180979485/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=socialmedia&fbclid=IwAR3omoMAETi7pB3TpQCrsH4DmgZXNAiGF8NXWwWEBJ2SU3RkDuEoYQEVOxA

Mandai Wildlife Bridge. Nearly 70 species of wildlife have been observed using and staying around the dedicated animal crossing since it opened in December 2019

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/animals-mandai-wildlife-bridge-sambar-deer-2476291?cid=FBcna&fbclid=IwAR39XF4EboCVrnt05rlHREplo3URvlCG5hV9l28hgtMtk6bBloP9Cg7htTY

Can tech aid or cripple us?

(a) lizard-inspired robot

https://fb.watch/aT1DCGbxae/

(b) bike that carries heavy loads

https://fb.watch/aT1Brl9i79/

Wordle is trending: did you know your strategy reveals your personality too?

https://scoop.upworthy.com/your-wordle-strategy-can-say-a-lot-about-you-says-expert

... and Wordle is sold to NYT for $1 million

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-60208463

Lessons from Wordle

https://www.inc.com/bill-murphy-jr/the-creator-of-wordle-just-sold-it-for-seven-figures-taught-5-smart-lessons-in-process.html

News 19/1/22

GP/ Secondary/ Primary

The world's 10 wealthiest men doubled their fortunes during the first two years of the coronavirus pandemic as poverty and inequality soared

https://www.straitstimes.com/world/worlds-10-richest-men-doubled-wealth-during-covid-19-pandemic-report

A coalition of students in Singapore has called on universities to transition away from the fossil fuel industry by 2030

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/extensive-links-singapore-universities-fossil-fuel-industry-student-coalition-2439301

Who betrayed Anne Frank: Main suspect revealed 
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/world/cold-case-investigation-names-surprise-suspect-anne-franks-betrayal-2440606

Virtual campus, anyone?

https://fb.watch/aAvqLQI3z9/

Make the world a better place

https://time.com/5930093/amsterdam-doughnut-economics

How to devour more books

https://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/books-reading-intelligence-tyler-cowen.html

News 10/1/22

GP/ Secondary/ Primary


New Laws on Divorce in SG--by mutual agreement, amongst others

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/politics/divorce-by-mutual-agreement-will-not-lead-to-quick-and-easy-divorces-sun-xueling?utm_source=emarsys&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ST_Newsletter_AM&utm_term=Divorce+by+mutual+agreement+will+not+lead+to+quick+and+easy+divorces%3A+Sun+Xueling&utm_content=11%2F01%2F2022

Has COVID robbed the young of their youth?

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/commentary/young-people-affected-pandemic-relationships-mental-health-work-2385991?cid=FBcna&fbclid=IwAR22pL5ef55at7Hi5s2SPkgZ72qkooF2xstV5KEuPOXCgpPH8_YT_GBvfik

The S.E.A. Aquarium, will be rebranded as the Singapore Oceanarium (SGO), 3 times larger by 2024

https://mothership.sg/2022/01/singapore-oceanarium/?fbclid=IwAR3lMb7fRHDWqJQuou3LHd_iOaJapmFSZzvUPj7gAHQeBGvaUprZw8CLd1Y

The Metaverse: is it just a gimmick?--an Explainer

https://www.straitstimes.com/tech/tech-news/explainer-are-we-ready-for-metaverse-or-is-it-just-a-gimmick

Mind-reading robots, anyone?

https://sg.news.yahoo.com/chinese-scientists-build-factory-robot-114622772.html

Science and tech: world's first heart transplant using a genetically modified pig's heart

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-59944889

A tale of 2 cities: plant based meat vs the real deal

https://www.todayonline.com/commentary/plant-based-diet-doesnt-always-mean-its-healthy-1784001

Flurona: what we know so far

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/01/08/nation/what-do-we-know-about-flurona/

HAVE A BLESSED 2022!

News 5/1/22

GP/ Secondary/ Primary

Map drawn from memory helps reunite kidnapped Chinese man with family

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-59848162

Dad saddled with $20,000 credit card bill after daughter's in-game spending spree on Genshin Impact

https://tnp.straitstimes.com/news/singapore/dad-saddled-20000-credit-card-bill-after-daughters-game-spending-spree-genshin-impact

Food safety spurs China's  middle class to buy direct from farm.

https://sg.news.yahoo.com/scarred-deadly-milk-scandal-fearing-092245346.html

New law allowing assisted suicide takes effect in Austria 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-59847371

A bank's most expensive Christmas present

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/business/santander-uk-bank-hands-out-130-million-christmas-day-error-2408556

See your cake and ilck it too

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2021/12/23/business/tech/tasting-television

vid: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?ref=saved&v=445328240497392

3D printed steak, anyone?

https://fb.watch/ah6FCopAV7/