Monthly Archives: August 2014

Dear students, please get more sleep

This study by the digitized-wristband maker Jawbone found that Singapore is the third most sleep-deprived city in the world, after Tokyo and Seoul. Singaporeans sleep on average only 6 hours 32 minutes. By comparison, residents of Melbourne, the most well-rested … Continue reading

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Why should we be concerned with current affairs when most of them will soon be forgotten? (GCE A-levels 2013) A model essay

By Steven Ooi, GP tutor B.A. (First Class Honours), NUS The economic sanctions imposed on Russia by the European Union, the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa, the manipulation of users’ news feeds by Facebook in an experiment … Continue reading

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Singapore, the Social Laboratory

I must admit, this article just blew me away. It is from the highly cerebral American magazine Foreign Policy, and offers some riveting insights into how the Singapore government is adopting Big Data, one of the hottest trends in technology worldwide. It also … Continue reading

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Ethics of designer babies

This article provides a thorough yet concise introduction to the ethics of designer babies. Genetic engineering is one of the hottest issues in the world today and it is important to know the basics. In 2004 the term “designer baby” made … Continue reading

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