News links 2023

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

News 4/12/2023

GP/ Secondary/Primary

Chat GPT turns 1: what its success reveals about us
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/commentary/chatgpt-ai-openai-future-dangerous-potential-tech-3958981?cid=internal_sharetool_iphone_02122023_cna

Social isolation, loneliness biggest enemy for seniors in S’pore

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/all-the-lonely-people-tackling-social-isolation-among-older-singaporeans?utm_campaign=ST_Newsletter_AM

Singapore advances to protect its coastlines. Long Island marks one of Singapore's first long-term, coastline-specific measures since it began studying its shorelines [with audio file]

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/rising-sea-levels-low-lying-vulnerable-coastal-protection-long-island-3955651

COP28
Climate damage fund hailed, but 'needs billions rather than millions'

(1) https://www.channelnewsasia.com/world/climate-fund-needs-more-cop28-dubai-un-3957331

(2) https://www.channelnewsasia.com/sustainability/cop28-loss-and-damage-fund-southeast-asia-wary-questions-indigenous-vulnerable-3960236

Should SG schools similarly ban cellphones in schools?

https://www.todayonline.com/world/new-zealand-ban-cellphones-schools-2316686

News 20/11/2023

GP/ Secondary/Primary

Pre-school enrolment for children from lower-income families remains lower than the national average. More children from lower-income families are attending pre-school, although there is still a gap in their enrolment rate and the national average.

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/pre-school-enrolment-for-children-from-lower-income-families-remains-lower-than-national-average?utm_campaign=ST_Newsletter_AM

OpenAI sacks ChatGPT star CEO Sam Altman--"He was not consistently candid in his communications with the board, hindering its ability to exercise its responsibilities...The board no longer has confidence in his ability to continue leading OpenAI"

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/business/sam-altman-sacked-openai-chatgtp-ai-artificial-intelligence-3930046

Biden says 'real progress' made in talks with Xi, deals made on military, fentanyl [with videos]

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/world/apec-forum-joe-biden-xi-jinping-us-china-relations-talks-real-progress-3923796

Banksy revealed

https://www.independent.co.uk/tv/lifestyle/banksy-name-revealed-bbc-artist-b2450874.html#Echobox=1700570217

World's best liveable cities

https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurabegleybloom/2023/11/19/ranked-the-worlds-20-best-cities-to-live-according-to-expats/?sh=5af75d004346

Sign up to put your message in a bottle... in space!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2023/11/19/nasa-name-in-space-europa/

News 13/11/2023

GP/ Secondary/Primary

The Bloomberg New Economy Forum
1) As the economy grows, Singapore needs to be rigorous in how it helps those who are not catching up, said PM Lee. The nation is in a phase where everyone has to do more together, help each other, and the Government has to be there for the people. At the same time, Singapore must try very hard to avoid having the Government be the sole solution to all problems
https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/s-pore-must-be-rigorous-in-helping-those-not-catching-up-says-pm-lee?utm_campaign=ST_Newsletter_AM

2) A two-state solution is the only long-term answer to the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict in the Middle East, PM Lee Hsien Loong. "The alternative to a two-state solution is a one-state solution. That means one side or the other has to be squeezed out. That is unimaginable."

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/no-alternative-to-two-state-solution-to-resolve-middle-east-conflict-pm-lee?utm_campaign=ST_Newsletter_AM

The world’s ‘most inconvenient’ convenience store in China

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_lOhVdH8ec

A US study found that within a few months of ChatGPT's launch, freelance copywriters and graphic designers got fewer jobs and less earnings.

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/commentary/chatgpt-generative-ai-take-jobs-freelance-gig-economy-3912176?cid=FBcna&fbclid=IwAR0iYXjgb-yacBq72J6oZWyMaMhn_V2ftu7ueWLbVPGBtHW8DuhtlbAJD6o

SG stands to have more bed bug infestations this year, due to year-end travels

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/watch/singapore-stands-have-more-bed-bug-infestations-year-video-3912876

Amos Yee back in US prison a month after release from parole

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/singaporean-amos-yee-back-in-a-us-prison-one-month-after-release-on-parole?dicbo=v2-SR0bGoa

Philanthropy can start young

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/12-year-old-raises-over-12-million-for-charity-since-2020

Witness a new island being born, currently 100metres wide

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9SJD5125A8a

AI can take over jobs, but which ones?

https://www.ladbible.com/news/science/which-jobs-at-risk-ai-710081-20231112

News 6/11/2023

GP/ Secondary/Primary

4G leadership: ‘We’ll never let standards slip, system go corrupt’: PM Lee on need for clean governance [with videos]

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/politics/we-ll-never-let-standards-slip-system-go-corrupt-pm-lee-on-need-for-clean-governance?utm_campaign=ST_Newsletter_PM

Singapore is looking at using AI in the fight against money laundering.
AI can, for example, be applied to COSMIC – an upcoming digital platform for financial institutions to share information on suspicious customers or transactions.

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/business/singapore-artificial-intelligence-fight-money-laundering-mas-ravi-menon-3894781

Solar cooking 

https://fb.watch/o7iWNmQNAY/

Asia’s largest Hard Rock Cafe, coming to Genting

https://www.nst.com.my/property/2023/10/967575/asias-largest-hard-rock-hotel-open-kings-park-genting-highlands-2027-bttv

Prince William Visits SG

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/prince-william-arrives-in-singapore-visits-jewel-ahead-of-work-trip

News 23/10/2023

GP/ Secondary/Primary

A Christmas market on Orchard Road, so you won't have to fly to Europe
https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/orchard-road-to-woo-visitors-with-first-christmas-eve-street-party-three-christmas-villages

Meet the first woman to complete SAF’s gruelling Ranger course

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/i-just-want-to-test-my-limits-meet-the-first-woman-to-complete-saf-s-gruelling-ranger-course


As temperatures around the world surge due to global warming, Associate Professor Qiu Cheng-Wei’s scientific discoveries in thermal conduction could pave the way for cooling down buildings with less energy. For his contributions, Prof Qiu received the President’s Science Award at the 2023 President’s Science and Technology Awards

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/scientist-who-found-way-to-cool-buildings-with-less-energy-wins-top-science-award?utm_campaign=ST_Newsletter_AM

Importance for Singapore to maintain relations with Israelis and Palestinians, and provide aid to civilians. In the long term, a two-state solution needs to be found so that both sides can live in peace, and there is "really no alternative" to that, says Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/sensible-singapore-maintain-relations-israel-palestinians-provide-aid-civilians-conflict-pm-lee-hsien-loong-3861481

Gaza has long been a powder keg: a look at the history of the embattled region

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/world/gaza-strip-history-israel-hamas-conflict-war-palestinian-3862886

Taking sides? Take your time

https://www.todayonline.com/commentary/commentary-black-or-white-wrong-or-right-dont-rush-take-sides-complex-issues-such-israel-hamas-conflict-2283106

WhatsApp game to bring you around Singapore

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/new-whatsapp-based-game-highlights-singapore-s-hidden-gems

Curl up with a good book this Halloween from the TIME100 list. How many have you read?

https://time.com/collection/best-mystery-thriller-books/

News 9/10/2023

GP/ Secondary/Primary

There are plans for stricter gun laws after a Bangkok shopping mall shooting, but preventing future tragedies requires the Thai government to tackle other pressing issues too. [with Video]

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/commentary/bangkok-siam-paragon-shooting-young-mental-health-crisis-3829546?cid=internal_sharetool_iphone_09102023_cna&fbclid=IwAR1KbO_m8wdpIpU5eLmLVxI7HYMEP8fIzecS29VOyU_mQH2XoJMo_-sQJuk

Singapore turns to robots to attract talent, help firms tide through manpower crunch, including in healthcare sector. [with Video]

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/singapore-robotics-robot-attract-talent-manpower-crunch-labour-intensive-industries-3826566

UK is adopting a new system to replace the A-levels. Will Singapore be affected?

https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/explainer-why-uk-planning-scrap-levels-and-are-there-any-implications-singapore-2277356

The Israel-Palestine conflict

https://apnews.com/article/israel-gaza-hamas-militants-conflict-war-b6ea877aa1ee96303aa0870d741da777

Food blogger Reviews are 'paid'/'sponsored. What is your take?

https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/food-portal-sethluicom-rejects-claim-it-asks-random-eateries-payment-be-featured-2275706

GP/ Secondary

The Big Read: Mental health no longer dirty words as awareness grows - but are some youths adopting labels too loosely?Mental health advocates and young interviewees diagnosed with mental health conditions agreed that the rise in mental health awareness had led to terms associated with therapy-speak such as “triggered”, “boundaries” and “gaslighting” becoming increasingly common within the social lexicon. While such language indicates a broader, positive cultural shift, said experts, they also cautioned that it could lead to unintended consequences like trivialisation of those who suffer from mental health issues.

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/youths-world-mental-health-day-labels-depression-anxiety-big-read-3828601

News 2/10/2023

GP/ Secondary/Primary

Another LKY must-watch:

Revisiting Lee Kuan Yew's view of the world | LKY100 | Asia Future Summit 2023

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaMpWMLFTz4&t=109s

Questions to ask when selecting a Secondary school

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/parenting-education/eight-questions-to-ask-when-selecting-a-secondary-school?utm_campaign=ST_Newsletter_AM

The innocent victims of global warming: More than 100 dolphins dead in Amazon as water overheats

https://edition.cnn.com/2023/10/01/americas/amazon-river-dolphins-dead-temperatures-drought-intl-hnk/index.html

The future of AI

AI girlfriends are here and they're posing a threat to a generation of men

https://edition.cnn.com/videos/business/2023/10/01/ai-girlfriends-ruining-generation-of-men-smerconish-vpx.cnn

An AI K-Pop star will be commonplace in the near future

https://www.todayonline.com/world/k-pop-sales-girls-ai-goes-mainstream-south-korea-2265951

When AI impersonates celebrities

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-66983194

GP/ Secondary

Hollywood strike shows workers could be the ones to regulate AI [Revision of Secondary Lesson T3W13]

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/commentary/hollywood-writers-strike-over-ai-regulate-chatgpt-3814266?cid=FBcna&fbclid=IwAR1CZfsGG-eyRKrrAVcd5bqAhGFZk_A__KCGLfz8MOSIYCmu-QrMPLwgCWM

Back from the writers' strike

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/night-back-see-colbert-fallon-005233773.html

News 25/9/2023

GP/ Secondary/Primary

Revisiting Capital Punishment for Drug Trafficking

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/capital-punishment-for-drug-trafficking-essential-to-saving-more-lives-shanmugam

E-sports is making a historic medal debut at the ongoing Asian Games in Hangzhou. E-sports is taking off fast in China, which has cemented itself as a leader in game development over the last decade.

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/world/china-e-sports-asian-games-hangzhou-professional-players-talent-university-degree-hotels-lucrative-market-competition-3791406?cid=FBcna&fbclid=IwAR2FCnB-4bqM7yE3YziUUdD2sjiH-UFde2hxKlRT2Et2IsiPd2JIonWt7QM

Long Covid linked to multiple organ changes

https://www.straitstimes.com/world/europe/long-covid-19-linked-to-multiple-organ-changes-research-suggests?utm_campaign=ST_Newsletter_AM

Opportunities growing in green jobs, but broad range of skills may be needed

https://www.straitstimes.com/business/want-a-green-job-opportunities-growing-but-broad-range-of-skills-may-be-needed?utm_campaign=ST_Newsletter_AM

Survey shows that SGns prize taste over packaging [of mooncakes]

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/consumer/packaging-is-nice-but-taste-is-better-when-it-comes-to-buying-mooncakes-survey?utm_campaign=ST_Newsletter_AM

Aliens or ancient Peruvian crafts?

https://interestingengineering.com/culture/aliens-displayed-in-mexico-are-from-a-single-skeleton

‘Now everyone is uncle or auntie’: Chinese naming tradition showing generational ties fading. Our names bind us in more ways than we think

https://str.sg/iq2G

News 18/9/2023

GP/ Secondary/Primary

Must watch—Lee Kuan Yew: In His Own Words | The ideas, values and career of Singapore's first Prime Minister

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whRN-CJZDr0

Can Singapore's athletes achieve their sporting dreams via colleges in the US?

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/sport/sport-team-singapore-college-education-ncaa-united-states-3769541

Commentary: PSLE stress – a question of not too much, not too little
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/commentary/psle-stress-managing-pressure-children-good-school-3771636

Singapore’s birth rate is at a record low — but ‘throwing money’ at the problem won’t solve it

https://www.cnbc.com/2023/09/18/singapores-birth-rate-is-falling-and-throwing-money-at-the-problem-wont-solve-it-.html?fbclid=IwAR1bCNDMdiu8d2Kf4Qe5yLyGI-fSSGaP-Pu_cXX9I9NY9fJ4MPZ6_5zdChY

Arcade gambling on the rise

https://str.sg/iq3D

Doing Singapore proud: 3 Michelin star restaurant helmed by Singaporean, featuring SG cuisine

https://cnaluxury.channelnewsasia.com/people/jimmy-lim-singaporean-restaurant-jl-studio-three-michelin-stars-taiwan-240021

Smart lenses rechargeable with tears?

https://cnaluxury.channelnewsasia.com/people/jimmy-lim-singaporean-restaurant-jl-studio-three-michelin-stars-taiwan-240021

Taste the future with Coke’s Y3000

https://sea.mashable.com/tech/26874/coca-cola-releases-brand-new-flavor-that-was-created-by-ai

News 4/9/2023

GP/ Secondary/Primary

Law enforcement needs better digital game to stop cyber scammers.

The Mekong region, especially Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia, is the epicentre of cyber-enabled crime run by syndicates that lure often educated, English-speaking job seekers from across Asia and beyond, trap them in compounds and force them to operate various digital scams.

https://www.straitstimes.com/world/united-states/law-enforcement-needs-better-digital-game-to-stop-cyber-scammers-mekong-region-report

World Cup kiss sparks Spain’s #MeToo moment, it appears to mark a turning point. In a society where feminist progress has historically been met with backlash, it shows how far Spanish society has come to reject rancid machismo instantaneously.

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/commentary/spain-world-cup-kiss-luis-rubiales-jenni-hermoso-metoo-feminist-football-sport-3739891

Commentary: Silly, sexist ‘girl math’ isn’t good financial advice, but it shouldn’t be dismissed

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/commentary/women-shopping-girl-math-financial-advice-credit-3737326

Scam involving mooncake sales on social media platforms has cost at least 27 victims around $325,000 in August alone. After contacting the “sellers” through social messaging platforms to place orders for mooncakes advertised on Facebook and Instagram, the victims were directed through WhatsApp to make payment. But the links led victims to download an Android Package Kit (APK) file, an application created for Android’s operating system, containing malware.

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/online-mooncake-scam-27-people-lose-325000-in-a-month?utm_source=emarsys&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ST_Newsletter_AM&utm_term=Online+mooncake+scam%3A+27+people+lose+%24325%2C000+in+a+month&utm_content=06%2F09%2F2023

The National Arts Council (NAC) wants to catch them all.: audiences, artists, the  public and private sector partners. A key initiative targeting artists and audiences is Catch.sg, a new online platform which aims to be a one-stop shop for arts and culture for both demographics. Artists can list upcoming shows, while visitors can browse events for things to do and shows to watch.

https://www.straitstimes.com/life/arts/national-arts-council-wants-to-catch-artists-audiences-and-patrons-with-new-collaborations?utm_campaign=ST_Newsletter_AM

Heads up for Hello Kitty fans

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/parenting-education/fun-with-kids-sanrio-themed-light-up-at-vivocity-free-carnival-sing-along-picnic

Will Japan's abandoned homes find a new lease of life?

https://www.scmp.com/business/article/3233127/japans-old-abandoned-houses-or-akiya-draw-foreign-buyers-looking-bargain-holiday-home-let

News 21/8/2023

GP/ Secondary/Primary

National Day Rally highlights: "Young Seniors" is an oxymoron 🙂

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/politics/8-highlights-of-ndr-2023-new-plus-flats-7b-majulah-package-with-retirement-help-for-young-seniors

Gender neutral toilets: yay or nay?
https://stomp.straitstimes.com/singapore-seen/netizens-confused-by-woke-gender-neutral-handicap-toilet-in-suntec-why-cant-they-just

Russian rocket smashes into the moon
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/world/russia-luna25-moon-mission-fail-3711261

1 September is Polling Day

The candidates: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/presidential-election-candidates-confirmed-tharman-ng-kok-song-tan-kin-lian-3715361
The trivia: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/singapore-presidential-election-voting-sep-1-what-you-need-know-nric-singpass-3715891


News 14/8/2023

GP/ Secondary/Primary

SG: Why youths become money mules [with video]

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/courts-crime/money-mules-counsellors-worry-as-police-study-shows-almost-half-of-those-recruited-are-under-25?utm_campaign=ST_Newsletter_AM

China: Why some adults in China have become ‘full-time’ children', and receive a 'salary' from parents

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/cna-insider/full-time-child-reverse-migration-china-record-youth-unemployment-3693226?cid=internal_sharetool_iphone_13082023_cna&fbclid=IwAR0kbYck3uNccb2X8X95EdPzYgSiM7_0j4_wdsKJ4CDymsEVIliHKbIHbDk

SG: How NLB designs its libraries to be more than just for reading

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/public-libraries-nlb-design-more-reading-home-3680971?cid=internal_sharetool_iphone_13082023_cna&fbclid=IwAR0EZoSMeeCTEDkjQ1PobEf1918v0gphEto1puZJR4jpfZ__-0Kfenpbhqk

'Girl Math' to justify purchases you cannot afford

https://www.cnbc.com/2023/08/12/girl-math-how-cash-strapped-consumers-justify-luxury-purchases.html

While Malaysia is the top 3 place to retire, Singapore is most expensive

https://www.cnbc.com/2023/08/12/most-expensive-cities-for-expats-outside-the-us.html

The Musk vs Zuckerberg fight is on!
https://bleacherreport.com/articles/10085809-elon-musk-vs-mark-zuckerberg-fight-confirmed-money-will-be-donated-to-veterans

News 31/7/2023

GP/ Secondary/Primary

Commentary: Instagram is making you a worse tourist [Revision for Sec levels]

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/commentary/tourist-bad-behaviour-social-media-travel-respectfully-3661471

Extinct birds on the ballot for New Zealand's avian beauty contest. The kakapo is a chubby parrot resembling a green-feathered bowling ball.

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/world/extinct-birds-ballot-new-zealands-avian-beauty-contest-3664621

Bali immigration officers arrested over Cambodia organ trafficking ring. Recruiters used Facebook and WhatsApp to lure and trade victims
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/asia/three-bali-immigration-officers-arrested-over-cambodia-organ-trafficking-ring-3663686

Every community, no matter how small, will always have the space to maintain its own heritage and culture in Singapore: DP Minister Lawrence Wong. “Ours must be a society where everyone is judged solely on their ability, and rewarded based on their contributions; and where everyone has the opportunity to excel and maximise their potential, regardless of their race or religion.” 

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/every-community-will-have-space-to-maintain-its-heritage-and-culture-in-singapore-dpm-wong?utm_campaign=ST_Newsletter_AM

Battery recycling firms to build new plants to cope with EV population growth
https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/battery-recycling-firms-to-build-new-plants-to-cope-with-ev-population-growth?utm_campaign=ST_Newsletter_PM

For Upper Sec and GP

PM Lee explains approach to Iswaran’s investigation, and Tan Chuan-Jin, Cheng Li Hui affair—good reference points regarding issues of good governance and incorruptibility 
https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/politics/i-should-have-forced-the-issue-sooner-pm-lee-explains-approach-to-tan-chuan-jin-cheng-li-hui-affair

News 17/7/2023

GP/ Secondary/Primary

Analysts: PAP faces a severe crisis, scrutiny amid string of scandals 

https://lm.facebook.com/l.php?u=https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/pap-tan-chuan-jin-cheng-li-hui-affair-workers-party-leon-perera-nicole-seah-3634196?fbclid%3DIwAR3SfoAkYAwM5hj_A_U7oW49_9qqDKXljG_HbnMAfjGYP7sOKFoFBe7lCxw_aem_Abi_QEJSsV8ouDSO0s-P85v-PKLTaE7W7hboipHqhxTzF00E_ZetOApQhhkRqaiQ-i19BpTEA18c14alv4noq1BB&h=AT0Tu2mcXAJarYzici0DCbfINRYP80GCtpsYsyR85nuIkReMwH9t3i-BhDanoDGLCBaFiKDNfoDCKF0mPKWm-RJSfFjrcPR6nDwqCd9YVdfu-qfqO4FsRK26IpJvhxbQmyBIhhj5f_M9wl4&s=1&mibextid=ncKXMA


CPIB probe involving Iswaran a blow to Govt; important how it is managed: Political observers [includes other recent incidents involving ministers]

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/politics/cpib-probe-involving-iswaran-a-blow-to-government-important-how-it-is-managed-political-observers?dicbo=v2-56wlf11

Oxford student from Singapore goes viral for speaking 11 languages
https://www.straitstimes.com/life/oxford-student-from-singapore-goes-viral-for-speaking-11-languages

Tech in healthcare: Three robot musketeers join Changi General Hospital, providing needed relief for nurses

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/three-robot-musketeers-join-changi-general-hospital-providing-needed-relief-for-nurses?utm_source=emarsys&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ST_Newsletter_AM&utm_term=Three+robot+musketeers+join+Changi+General+Hospital%2C+providing+needed+relief+for+nurses&utm_content=15%2F07%2F2023

Malaysia tops list of 10 safest places to retire for under US$2,000 a month in Nasdaq ranking

https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/malaysia-tops-list-of-10-safest-places-to-retire-for-under-us2000-in-nasdaq-ranking?utm_campaign=ST_Newsletter_PM

Guiness World Record Mania sweeps Nigeria

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-66194990

Gold struck in Kentucky

https://www.businessinsider.com/kentucky-man-finds-700-civil-war-coins-buried-farm-2023-7

News 10/7/2023

GP/ Secondary/Primary

S’porean students in UK universities hit by marking boycott: A marking boycott in Britain that left tens of thousands of university students in limbo without their final grades has also affected Singaporeans. Since late April, staff at 145 universities in Britain who are members of the University and College Union have been refusing to mark students’ work, in a dispute over pay and working conditions. The boycott is scheduled to continue until the end of September.

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/they-sat-exams-but-have-no-marks-s-porean-students-in-uk-universities-hit-by-marking-boycott?utm_campaign=ST_Newsletter_AM

Students, parents upset over ‘morbid’ O-level Chinese listening comprehension passage

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/students-parents-upset-with-morbid-o-level-chinese-listening-comprehension-passage?utm_campaign=ST_Newsletter_PM

Tharman Shanmugaratnam: Singapore should not be a welfare state but a welfare society, where everyone takes responsibility for others’ welfare. Creating a spirited, resilient society where everyone does more for others will be better for Singapore.

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/singapore-should-not-be-a-welfare-state-but-a-welfare-society-tharman

A mum who is technically only 3 years older than her newborn twins 

https://www.insider.com/twins-born-30-years-after-they-were-frozen-as-embryos-2022-11

AI humanoids coming soon

https://edition.cnn.com/videos/business/2023/07/07/robot-press-conference-ai-cprog-orig-js.cnn

https://www.dw.com/en/robots-tell-un-they-could-run-the-world-better/video-66162628

News 3/7/2023

GP/ Secondary/Primary

The Stranger Things immersive experience at Bugis+ in October

https://www.straitstimes.com/life/entertainment/encounter-the-upside-down-at-stranger-things-immersive-experience-at-bugis?utm_campaign=ST_Newsletter_AM

Go Green SG: A month-long national effort to rally Singaporeans, organisations and the community to take collective action for environmental sustainability and climate resilience. [https://www.gogreen.gov.sg/]
https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/environment/month-long-movement-to-galvanise-collective-effort-in-s-pore-towards-environmental-sustainability?utm_campaign=ST_Newsletter_AM

Free plastic bags at many supermarkets will be a thing of the past—is 5-10 cents per bag going to make an impact?
https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/all-set-for-monday-when-free-plastic-bags-at-many-supermarkets-will-be-a-thing-of-the-past


Can customers be trusted to pay for their plastic bags at Singapore supermarkets? The ‘Honour System’ is questioned
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/commentary/singapore-supermarket-ntuc-plastic-bag-charge-honour-system-3592286

A-list actors threatening to strike

https://www.rollingstone.com/tv-movies/tv-movie-news/jennifer-lawrence-meryl-streep-actors-threaten-strike-sag-aftra-letter-exclusive-1234779586/

The price of education in South Korea

https://edition.cnn.com/2023/07/01/asia/south-korea-college-exam-fertility-pressure-intl-hnk-dst/index.html

Why are suicide rates rising?

https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/suicides-in-singapore-rise-to-22-year-high-report-4168036

The key word is moderation

https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/whos-cancer-research-agency-say-aspartame-sweetener-possible-carcinogen-sources-2023-06-29/

News 26/6/2023

GP/ Secondary/Primary

NUS enters the Top 10 ranking of best universities in the world. MIT is top

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/nus-enters-top-10-in-global-university-ranking-for-the-first-time?utm_campaign=ST_Newsletter_AM

Singapore researchers develop wearable wound health monitoring patch, powered by AI

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/health-wound-monitoring-patch-petals-nus-astar-wearable-ai-tech-3594046 [with video]


How much less are women paid than men? 

The fact that women work in sectors consistently undervalued – such as healthcare, education and elder care – contributes to pay gaps.

UK: https://www.straitstimes.com/business/how-much-less-are-women-paid-than-men?utm_campaign=ST_Newsletter_PM

US: https://www.straitstimes.com/business/us-women-have-lost-nearly-82-trillion-to-gender-pay-gap-since-1960s

SG's economy gets a boost from A-Lister concerts

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/s-pore-economy-gets-boost-from-shows-by-stars-like-taylor-swift-coldplay-and-jacky-cheung?utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=STFB&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR3xWR1xK88ji5mRwFh-ooLHD2rdmHEuQvt2k9jYbJwUr_tMo6jb6LQqiK8

OR will there be inflation--like what Beyonce did to Sweden?

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/beyonce-renaissance-tour-inflation-sweden-economist-says/

Meet the world's ugliest dog

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/jun/24/scooter-worlds-ugliest-dog-contest-petaluma

... the world's hardest dish

https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/suodiu-china-eating-stone-intl-hnk/index.html

... and the world's tallest tree

https://www.livescience.com/planet-earth/plants/asias-tallest-tree-discovered-hiding-in-the-worlds-deepest-canyon-in-china

News 22/5/2023

GP/ Secondary/Primary

Society and Culture

They are young, but need a seat on public transport: those with
autoimmune diseases suffer in silence
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/cna-insider/autoimmune-disease-young-adults-invisible-chronic-pain-3500081?cid=FBcna&fbclid=IwAR0ibrlzgimAgkw9K5AvnuuD0IMeaOZ_Ui4ZkhxLjZ5hamXidDMWQ8NikVE

Concert etiquette--Smartphones not only at Blackpink
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/commentary/blackpink-concert-singapore-phones-filming-social-media-3500276?cid=FBcna&fbclid=IwAR2ScOfClgm99GKHuunkqpVe2HocUMSxyz1eZkvveQ1eLvCcEJAhAK4DVRI

Science and Tech

China’s Griefbot helps the living to say goodbye to the dead

https://www.businessinsider.com/ai-make-money-china-grieving-raise-dead-griefbot-2023-5?utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=tech-sf&utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwAR050SeRwKLzrV4gAtA9lLBXuNwjT-M8iwAyQycopif7XMcV4-s0RIggG6E

Sec Revision [Space Exploration]:
Amazon's Jeff Bezos to help Nasa return to Moon
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-65635005?at_link_type=web_link&at_ptr_name=facebook_page&at_format=link&at_bbc_team=editorial&at_link_id=DB34788C-F65A-11ED-A518-6D10D99D5CC3&at_link_origin=BBC_News&at_campaign=Social_Flow&at_medium=social&at_campaign_type=owned&fbclid=IwAR0R8knz302yvSSQaOQtPO_EyCsIq8j6yKIPWgBNrBbrqxKgqMEcbjSRmt4


Other News
New York is sinking
https://www.facebook.com/watch?v=943353500314709 [CNN News Video]

The millionaire roster

https://www.businessinsider.com/top-one-percent-monaco-us-uk-china-rich-wealth-money-2023-5

News 15/5/2023

GP/ Secondary/Primary

On Education

Singapore’s Primary 4 pupils are world’s best in reading
https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/singapore-s-primary-school-pupils-are-world-s-best-in-reading


Duty to bring others along, let more benefit: Chan Chun Sing at RI’s bicentennial lecture
https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/bring-others-along-not-separate-yourself-from-the-field-chan-chun-sing-to-raffles-institution-students

Survey: companies should strike a balance between academic qualifications and skill sets

https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/skills-qualifications-degree-jobs-hiring-2173161

Why do you think students are reading less?

https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/fewer-pri4-students-enjoy-reading-literacy-improves-global-study-2172256

On the Environment

Why SG is heating up 2x faster than the rest of the world
https://fb.watch/kx93kNKnnW/?mibextid=j8LeHn

The Big Read: Why the household recycling rate is falling despite greater eco consciousness, government push
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/big-read-household-recycling-rate-falling-greater-eco-consciousness-waste-goverment-3486066?cid=FBcna&fbclid=IwAR2BRlEGJQU2Zdz91-Zhl2HZKAYe1Kq95c4zkYCg75h1IUWwmA7mkmxUaL8

On Technology and Health

Creator of ChatGPT calls on US lawmakers to regulate artificial intelligence (AI)

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-65616866

SGH offered tips to counter “tech neck”.
https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/tech-neck-and-other-musculoskeletal-disorders-from-using-devices-more-prevalent-doctors?utm_campaign=ST_Newsletter_PM
In gist, they include:
1. Take frequent breaks from technological devices.
2. Use a desktop instead of a laptop.
3. Have proper seating.
More information on Tech Neck here:
https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/texting-too-much-can-be-a-pain-in-the-neck

News 8/5/2023

GP/ Secondary/Primary

What does the King actually do?

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/commentary/king-charles-coronation-uk-monarch-royal-family-harry-meghan-kate-william-3467271?cid=internal_sharetool_iphone_07052023_cna&mibextid=Zxz2cZ

New laws give police more powers to prosecute money mules, those who sell Singpass details to scammers

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/new-laws-police-powers-prosecute-money-mules-sellers-singpass-details-scammers-3474996?mibextid=Zxz2cZ


Why foreigners will continue to buy property in SG despite having to pay higher stamp duties 

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/absd-property-housing-foreigners-additional-buyers-stamp-duty-ultra-rich-3467021?mibextid=Zxz2cZ


Priced out of the property market (and the COE too), how will the Govt react to strike the balance?

https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/3219728/singapores-priced-out-young-singles-rail-pap-over-property-policies-theyre-so-unaware

For a shot at fame: audition now open for I Not Stupid 3

https://cnalifestyle.channelnewsasia.com/entertainment/i-not-stupid-3-audition-jack-neo-356766

Most agree that pet cats in HDB should be licensed 

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/pet-cats-licensed-microchipped-hdb-flats-avs-survey-3469351?cid=internal_sharetool_iphone_07052023_cna&mibextid=Zxz2cZ

What SG can do to draw more tourists
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/tourism-attractions-integrated-resorts-stb-big-read-3469436?cid=FBcna&fbclid=IwAR3_V2vjiVxU3qi03pW6yI5BeCDTDqGpRYAZngm4BK9DJ5Taov7L1WtESGI&mibextid=Zxz2cZ

News 1/5/2023

GP/ Secondary/Primary

More taking DNA tests to predict diseases in SG
https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/more-taking-dna-tests-to-predict-diseases-kkh-sees-five-fold-increase-in-demand

14 million jobs worldwide will vanish in the next 5 years due to tech disruption, according to new economic report 
https://www.cnn.com/2023/04/30/business/automation-jobs-world-economic-forum/index.html

First TikTok, now SHEIN and Temu. The US government has accused Chinese-backed 'fast fashion' digital platforms for data and other business practices risks, along with engaging in unfair market practices.
https://m.economictimes.com/tech/technology/us-hits-at-chinese-fast-fashion-apps-that-outpace-zara-hm/articleshow/99520744.cms

Hungry student finds Maurizio Cattelan’s $160,000 banana ripe for the taking at Korea museum
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/art-student-eats-maurizio-cattelan-s-160000-banana-at-korea-s-leeum-museum

All you need to know about King Charles' coronation this weekend, 6 May 2023.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-65342840

The search to reverse ageing continues

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D77XPfUxaNs

This story reminds me of the movie Homeward Bound

https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/newly-adopted-golden-retriever-walks-64-km-over-27-days-back-to-former-owners-3993878

News 24/4/2023

GP/ Secondary/Primary

Singapore Tops World ranking in government efficiency 

Singapore’s Government was able to deliver during turbulent times as it had improved in the areas of implementation, strategic prioritisation and innovation.

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/politics/singapore-moves-up-2-spots-to-top-world-ranking-on-government-effectiveness

PM Lee--SG faces 3 political risks

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/politics/pm-lee-outlines-3-geopolitical-storms-singapore-faces

[News video] https://www.channelnewsasia.com/watch/remain-united-be-go-getters-amid-troubling-global-landscape-pm-lee-video-3429406

The United Nations: Saving the world's glaciers is effectively a lost cause 

https://phys.org/news/2023-04-glaciers.html

Space exploration: the risks involved

https://time.com/6274091/why-did-starship-rocket-explode-spacex/

Bio-plastics coming your way

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqtAq1GbNOk

News 10/4/2023

GP/ Secondary/Primary 

Singapore to approve 16 species of insects like crickets and grasshoppers to be sold as food

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/16-species-of-insects-like-crickets-silkworms-will-receive-sfa-green-light-to-be-sold-as-food

Jobs in green economy in hot demand as S’pore looks to become carbon services hub 

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/jobs-in-the-green-economy-in-hot-demand-as-s-pore-looks-to-become-carbon-services-hub

UN report on safety of lab-grown meats cites S’pore, the only country selling them, as case study
https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/un-report-on-safety-of-lab-grown-meats-cites-s-pore-the-only-country-selling-them-as-case-study

Why and how we can be happy: a case study of Finland

https://www.todayonline.com/commentary/commentary-why-finland-worlds-happiest-country-and-how-other-countries-can-be-happier-2145806

Ride on a hydeogen powered train

https://fb.watch/jR3yOK0VDH/?mibextid=Nif5oz

News 27/3/2023

GP/ Secondary/Primary 

Amnesty International: Global outrage over Russia's invasion of Ukraine last year has only served to expose the West's "double standards" towards human rights abuses throughout the world.

In its annual world report for 2022, Amnesty pointed to what it described as the West's silence on Saudi Arabia's rights record, repression in Egypt and Israel's treatment of the Palestinians.

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/world/wests-response-ukraine-war-exposes-double-standards-amnesty-3378396?cid=FBcna

SG: The Resource Sustainability (Amendment) Bill was passed, with 3 measures to reduce packaging and food waste

https://www.facebook.com/watch?v=228253196394679

Malaysia tables bill to abolish the death penalty

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/asia/malaysia-parliament-table-bill-abolish-mandatory-death-penalty-capital-punishment-3378911?fbclid=IwAR1gwGKMCNgymBBoiwu17zkuG2twqOMLc-mLsB_MoySeZnK_vkrS15jzzJ0

Why Japanese fathers are not taking paid paternity leave 

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2023/03/26/asia/japan-paternity-leave-policy-challenges-intl-hnk-dst/index.html

Japanese scientists create offspring using eggs from male mice cells

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/03/25/national/science-health/mouse-offspring-eggs-ips-cells

News 20/3/2023

GP/ Secondary/Primary 

Forbes: 20 Happiest Countries in the World 2023. Does SG make the list?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurabegleybloom/2023/03/20/ranked-the-20-happiest-countries-in-the-world-in-2023/?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialflowForbesMainFB&utm_source=ForbesMainFacebook&fbclid=IwAR1WqcfRFLHlnziIbQtL6Xa-Hoo1DxdbGX4Cq6rFGsIv245_OkWUHcwBt1g&sh=2c79f57579c2

Key Findings of IPCC's [International Panel of Climate Change] 2023 Synthesis Report

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2023/03/the-ipcc-just-published-its-summary-of-5-years-of-reports-here-s-what-you-need-to-know/

This summary report demonstrates an undeniable scientific consensus about the urgency of the climate crisis, its primary causes, its current devastating impacts – especially on most climate vulnerable regions – and the irreversible harm that will occur if warming surpasses 1.5°C, even temporarily.
Its aim is to provide policymakers with a high-level, up-to-date understanding of climate change, its impacts and future risks, and highlight solutions and options for addressing it.

More on Changi Airport being the World's Best... Here's why

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/magazines/panache/from-jewels-canopy-park-larger-than-life-art-pieces-to-high-end-luxe-brands-how-singapores-changi-airport-became-worlds-best-airport-for-the-12th-time/articleshow/98751005.cms

AI retaliation: how can humans preserve jobs?

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2023/mar/18/chatgpt-said-i-did-not-exist-how-artists-and-writers-are-fighting-back-against-ai

Making the Seine swimmable by the 2024 Paris Olympics

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

K-Pop in Metaverse: trend or dud

https://www.todayonline.com/world/are-they-real-south-korean-girl-band-offers-glimpse-metaverse-2129376

SG is first to get the new pneumococcal vaccine 

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/singapore-first-country-in-asia-to-get-new-pneumococcal-vaccine

News 13/3/2023

GP/ Secondary/Primary 

Changi Airport regains top position in Skytrax's 'best airports' list

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/skytrax-worlds-best-airports-2023/index.html


ChatGPT failed miserably in the PSLE, averaging 16% for math and 21% for science. Days later, it was getting answers right.

But it scored very well in Law school entrance exams

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/chatgpt-failed-miserably-singapores-6th-080738414.html

Australian universities are bringing back pen and paper to stop students from using Chat GPT—is this the right move?

https://www.facebook.com/watch?v=874749603632182

Longer work week in Seoul: what are the repercussions?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/03/11/south-korea-work-week/

Recent focus on the country’s wealth gap has put a ‘two Singapores’ scenario in the spotlight as citizens grapple with higher costs, competition

https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/economics/article/3213065/could-two-singapores-scenario-play-out-middle-class-residents-feel-squeeze

Lord of the rings: meet the Seoul Ring in 2027

https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/south-korea-record-spokeless-ferris-wheel-2027-intl-hnk/index.html

Math is beautiful [Revision for Secondary students]

https://theconversation.com/pi-gets-all-the-fanfare-but-other-numbers-also-deserve-their-own-math-holidays-200046

News 6/3/2023

GP/ Secondary/Primary 

On a planet rocked by the climate crisis, ecosystem collapse, famine and poverty, is having a child just adding to the problem - and therefore unethical?

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/commentary/babies-climate-change-overpopulation-parent-child-carbon-emissions-moral-3322116?cid=FBcna&fbclid=IwAR3nerWjKpSXMJUyx8HxOTxxIF9MqKOimuDq1WBnqDr7WJ3jldCgFrbXdiA

Nations have reached a historic agreement to protect the world's oceans following 10 years of negotiations.

The High Seas Treaty aims to place 30% of the seas into protected areas by 2030, to safeguard and recuperate marine nature.

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-64815782

Use ChatGPT ethically

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/no-ban-on-students-using-ai-tool-chatgpt-for-schoolwork-but-ethical-use-will-be-taught-ib

Why some degrees are less popular than others

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2023/03/06/the-end-of-the-english-major

Long read: Tackling teen terrorism

https://www.todayonline.com/commentary/commentary-how-singapore-can-tackle-growing-spectre-teen-terrorism-2119616

Reptile cafe, anyone?

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/snakes-lizards-desserts-meet-malaysias-first-reptile-cafe-2023-02-27/

News 20/2/2023

GP/ Secondary/Primary 

2 teens dealt with under ISA; 15-year-old student is youngest-ever detainee
https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/two-teenagers-dealt-with-under-isa-including-15-year-old-who-is-youngest-ever-detainee


Climate, ice sheets and sea level: The news is not good

https://www.straitstimes.com/world/climate-ice-sheets-sea-level-the-news-is-not-good 

New research suggests that the number of people threatened by sea-level rise has been underestimated by tens of millions 

Criticism to changes in Roald Dahl’s books

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-64702224

An implant surgically placed to stimulate nerves helps stroke patient move arm 

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-64602667


Japanese prefer domestic travels

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/travel/article/japan-never-traveler-culture-cmb/index.html

ChatGPT and its alter ego(s)

https://www.zdnet.com/article/best-ai-chatbot/

News 30/1/2023

GP/ Secondary/Primary 

SG is 5th least corrupt country in the world

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/singapore-5th-least-corrupt-country-2022-transparency-international-corruption-perceptions-index-3243591?cid=FBcna&fbclid=IwAR2vTWifKIHKtL5uun2nz2vy3P8_In2ozTeEz5Q7Ij5mgP-Q8OqNpH_cJCU&mibextid=Zxz2cZ

Why Generative AI is just getting started 

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=pfbid02vADr6kHWPNvukTY2QXVZLLDyCvfRAJ8xXWqVuhtZtLibDY2hA7w35pjD5FzZtavl&id=7746841478&mibextid=ncKXMA

AI chat with famous historical figures: interesting, but take it with a pinch of salt

https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/trending-chatbot-chat-ai-lee-kuan-yew-stamford-raffles-2099121

Women are feeling the cost of living crisis more than men

https://fb.watch/ipoagAAOi5/?mibextid=j8LeHn

Action plan to help older Singaporeans live well as they age and work longer 

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/national-plan-to-help-older-singaporeans-live-well-as-they-age-and-work-longer

Driverless busses arriving in 3 European cities 

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=pfbid0jVdurMeQ2hgYvrfGhaVotAqsjGYdzgqvkQkCVvK38UhThT4yficXqSySvdWXmgsel&id=7746841478&mibextid=ncKXMA

Wood based 3D printing for home furniture

https://fb.watch/inxLmtlONn/?mibextid=j8LeHn

Teddy in space

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/world/there-life-mars-maybe-and-it-could-have-dropped-its-teddy-3242961

Rise of the woolly mammoth, coming to you in 2027 

https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/animals/a42708517/scientists-reincarnating-woolly-mammoth/

News 23/1/2023

GP/ Secondary/Primary

Gong Xi Fa Cai

Taiwan is set to ban hotels from providing disposable amenities in rooms. Its travel industry generates around 8,000 tonnes of plastic waste every year.

https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/taiwan-set-to-ban-hotels-from-providing-disposable-amenities-in-rooms?utm_source=emarsys&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ST_Newsletter_AM&utm_term=Taiwan+set+to+ban+hotels+from+providing+disposable+amenities+in+rooms+&utm_content=23%2F01%2F2023

Interesting and interactive: SG 2022 in visual stories and digital graphics

https://www.straitstimes.com/multimedia/graphics/2022/12/top-digital-graphics-interactives-2022/index.html?nlblurb

SG: Chinese New Year brings stress, loneliness and sorrow to some seniors

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/commentary/chinese-new-year-seniors-elderly-stress-loneliness-sorrow-family-2046211?cid=FBcna&fbclid=IwAR3d-69hu1D4-Z9mUbqTcD6jYPgoIJcq-BjHZqPhcPGYJJvqxkIHu6rd2vw

Commentary: Students could use ChatGPT to cheat, but it’s a chance to rethink assessment altogether

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/commentary/chatgpt-ai-students-cheat-homework-rethink-assessment-3220386

Tech and the elderly; the twain should meet

https://www.todayonline.com/big-read/big-read-banks-go-big-digital-banking-spare-thought-seniors-left-behind-2094341

Leadership burnout: what we can learn from Jacinda Arden
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-64347828

"The nearer a man comes to a calm mind, the closer he is to strength." ~ Meditations by Aurelius
https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20230120-five-ways-to-be-calm-and-why-it-matters

Go behind the scenes at the Yakult factory

https://cnalifestyle.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/yakult-factory-tours-singapore-families-children-346876

News 9/1/2023

GP/ Secondary/Primary

Over half of kids, teens in S’pore do not hit physical activity targets
https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/children-teens-in-s-pore-more-physically-active-than-global-average-but-still-miss-target-study


Mum's fine because we've got her a robot': Expert warns against a lonelier world for elderly
https://www.straitstimes.com/world/united-states/conversations-on-the-future-old-people-are-us

Laws addressing 'killer litter'--FAQs

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/politics/askst-how-will-the-stiffer-law-for-owners-linked-to-high-rise-littering-affect-me

The rise of flashy new job titles [‘business development guru’, ‘chief visionary officer’?]. There’s a reason why traditional job titles have endured for so long – and why loosening the rules around them to create arbitrary titles may not always be the best approach. 

https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20230104-inventing-new-job-titles

Climate change: glaciers will vanish by 2100

https://www.straitstimes.com/world/united-states/half-of-worlds-glaciers-expected-to-vanish-by-2100-study