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In the famous words of Mark Twain, “Comparison is the death of joy.” Indeed, a new study found that people with higher subjective socioeconomic status — their perception of their income and educational standing compared to others — reported significantly higher levels of happiness. This relationship was also significantly larger than the connection between people’s …

When the air outside is bad, office workers are more likely to order food delivery than go out for lunch, which in turn increases plastic waste from food packaging, according to a study by NUS researchers. Associate Professor Alberto Salvo from NUS Economics and an author of the study, said, “Plastic waste is a growing global environmental …

Pineapples are rich in vitamins, enzymes and antioxidants, and they are considered one of the most important fruits in the world. However, the harvesting of this delicious and healthy fruit results in tons of pineapple leaves waste which are usually left to rot or are burned. This could, in turn, release harmful chemicals and greenhouse …

The Centre for Trusted Internet and Community (CTIC) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) will be organising the Singapore leg of the first- ever “We, the Internet” Global Citizens’ Dialogue on Saturday, 10 October, to discuss the topic of “The Future of the Internet”. Led by Dr Natalie Pang, CTIC Principal Investigator and Senior Lecturer from …

Technology is an enabler that will increase the effectiveness and value-add of finance functions. Within the next three to five years, more than half of the job roles in the finance function of companies in Singapore will  be moderately changed by the adoption of technologies like robotic process automation, artificial intelligence (AI), advanced analytics/big data …

SP Group (SP) will be embarking on S$30 million in research and education initiatives with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), to enhance the resilience of Singapore’s electricity network, improve the reliability and efficiency of supply to consumers, and nurture experts for the energy sector. The collaboration will see the establishment of the SP Group-NTU Joint Laboratory to …

In Singapore, there are over 2,000 new cases of blood cancers diagnosed every year. While Singapore boasts one of the highest cure rates for acute leukemia in children, the cure rate for middle-aged adults hovers around only 50 percent. Presently, chemotherapy remains the most common and effective course of treatment. However, the emergence of more …

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) have showed that applying “temporal pressure” to the skin of mice can create a new way to deliver drugs. In a paper published in Science Advances, the researchers showed that bringing together two magnets so that they pinch and apply pressure to …

A team of scientists from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research’s (A*STAR) Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) and the National University of Singapore (NUS) Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine has identified the microbial factors underlying the response of the gut microbiome to antibiotic treatment. The study discovered a small set of gut bacteria …

In one second, the human eye can only scan through a few photographs. Computers, on the other hand, are capable of performing billions of calculations in the same amount of time. With the explosion of social media, images have become the new social currency on the Internet. Today, Facebook and Instagram can automatically tag a …