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The coronavirus that started in Wuhan has sickened more than 6,000 people and killed at least 132 in China as of Jan. 29, 2020. Thailand and Hong Kong each have reported eight confirmed cases, and five people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with the illness. People are hoping for a vaccine to slow the …

A team of researchers from NUS has discovered a new personalised tool to detect cancer, predict patient survivability and how well a cancer patient would respond to immunotherapy. This tool is a specially-designed cancer ‘scorecard’ to be used with the standard blood test for cancer (also known as liquid biopsy). This ‘scorecard’, which the team termed as …

China published the most number of science & engineering (S&E) articles, the US National Science Foundation (NSF) reports. Highlights With 528,263 S&E publications in peer-reviewed journals, China tops the 2018 list. This means that China accounts for 20.67% of the global S&E research output for this year.   Meanwhile, China is followed by the United …

Tiny subcutaneous implants that can continuously measure a person’s blood glucose, heart rate and other physiological conditions are a Holy Grail of modern medicine. A team of NUS researchers has recently made a quantum leap into turning this dream closer to reality. They developed a new wireless reader that is so sensitive to minute changes …

The diverse colours, shapes and patterns of fish are captivating. Despite such diversity, a general feature that we can observe in fish such as salmon or tuna once they are served in a dish like sushi, is the distinct ‘V’ patterns in their meat. While this appears to be genetically observed in the muscle arrangement …

Apart from a breathtaking airport and mouth-watering cuisine, Singapore is also the place to be for science, history or art junkies. Singapore has an interesting history and you can learn a lot of interesting facts and insights by visiting some of the museums here. Here are ten of the best Singapore museums you should not …

An antioxidant found in the green tea plant could become key to tackling tuberculosis one day, a team of international scientists led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has found. Through laboratory investigations, the team led by NTU Professor Gerhard Grüber discovered how the prominent compound, known as epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), can inhibit the …

The standardisation and accuracy of human timekeeping has improved by leaps and bounds over the millennia – from tracing the stars, to the invention of timepieces, to the atomic ‘clocks’ of today. But for all our efforts, the concept of time, including whether it’s little more than an illusion of human psychology, remains deeply puzzling. …

Singapore ranked second place across all areas in the 2018 edition of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). Methodology The PISA study measured three areas: Reading, Mathematics, and Science. According to PISA, apart from determining what the students know, they also want to see what the students can do with what they know. For …

Modern computer memory encodes information by switching magnetic bits within devices. Now, a ground-breaking study conducted by researchers from NUS Electrical and Computer Engineering has found a new efficient way of using ‘spin waves’ to switch magnetisation at room temperature for more energy-efficient spin memory and logic devices. Traditional electronic chips suffer from substantial ‘Joule heat’, which …