No masks?

As there are starting to have several cases of Wuhan Coronavirus in Singapore, people were rushing to buy masks to avoid being infected. However, while reading through the Straits Times half a week ago, I saw this: Everything is normal, except — why are we not allowed to wear masks if we are not sick? […]

The National Day of Remembrance

Yesterday, May 20, was the National Day of Remembrance, an annual event in Cambodia that commemorates the Cambodia genocide of the Khmer Rouge regime that ruled the country between 1975 and 1979. The Cambodian name of the day ទិវាជាតិនៃការចងចាំ is translated as “Day of Maintaining Rage”. The date was selected since it marked the beginning […]

Obituary: Dolly the sheep

Published online 18 February 2003 | Nature | doi:10.1038/news030217-6 News Obituary: Dolly the sheep Celebrity clone dies of drug overdose. John Whitfield Dolly leaves a few surviving lambs.© AP. For over six years, every bleat of the world’s most famous sheep has been analysed for biological significance and hints of decrepitude.No longer: Dolly was put […]

Sumire Nakamura

Meet Sumire Nakamura, the world’s youngest professional Go player. Many say her precocious talent makes her a genius. But what is a “genius” anyway? And are they born, or made? Nine-year-old Sumire Nakamura goes to primary school in Osaka, Japan. She also happens to be the world’s youngest professional Go player. Go is an ancient […]

Flying cars and iToilets: welcome to the future

Thousands of glitzy new gadgets have been launched today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Some of the innovations could transform our lives — but not necessarily for the better. Facial recognition cat food bowls that only open for specific pets; freshly baked bread vending machines; underwater drones; self-driving cars. From the ridiculous […]