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Channel NewsAsia
SDP unveils final slate of potential candidates for GE 2015SINGAPORE: The Singapore Democratic Party introduced its fifth and final batch
SDP unveils final slate of potential candidates for GE 2015
Channel NewsAsia / Posted yesterday
SINGAPORE: The Singapore Democratic Party introduced its fifth and final batch of candidates at its Ang Mo Kio headquarters on Saturday (Aug 29). SDP secretary-general Chee Soon Juan, 53 confirmed his candidacy after 14 years of absence from the... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
SingFirst to field two retired army colonels for GE 2015SINGAPORE: Singaporeans First (SingFirst) on Saturday (Aug 29) unveiled five mo
SingFirst to field two retired army colonels for GE 2015
Channel NewsAsia / Posted yesterday
SINGAPORE: Singaporeans First (SingFirst) on Saturday (Aug 29) unveiled five more candidates who look set to represent the party in the Sep 11 General Election. The candidates are party chairman Ang Yong Guan, co-founder and vice-chairman Tan Peng... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Former NUS student gets 5 weeks' jail for peeping in campus toiletsSINGAPORE: A former student of the National University of Singapore (NUS) was o
Former NUS student gets 5 weeks' jail for peeping in campus toilets
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 2 days ago
SINGAPORE: A former student of the National University of Singapore (NUS) was on Friday (Aug 28) sentenced to five weeks in jail for trespassing into ladies’ toilets in the campus and peeping at women. Cliff Chow Shang Xuan, 25, pleaded guilty to... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
We welcome the scrutiny of our candidates: WPSINGAPORE: In the wake of allegations that potential Workers’ Party (WP) candid
We welcome the scrutiny of our candidates: WP
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 2 days ago
SINGAPORE: In the wake of allegations that potential Workers’ Party (WP) candidate Daniel Goh had an extramarital affair – which the university professor has publicly denied via his Facebook page – WP executive council member Png Eng Huat has said... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
Singapore’s general election in a social media age – Lau Geok Theng Published: 28 August 2015 12:00 PM One of the most talked-about candidates i
Singapore’s general election in a social media age – Lau Geok Theng
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 2 days ago
Published: 28 August 2015 12:00 PM One of the most talked-about candidates in Singapore's 2011 General Election was Tin Pei Ling. When the People's Action Party (PAP) introduced... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
WP’s Daniel Goh refutes allegations of extramarital affairSINGAPORE: Workers’ Party (WP) candidate Daniel Goh has denied that he had an e
WP’s Daniel Goh refutes allegations of extramarital affair
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 2 days ago
SINGAPORE: Workers’ Party (WP) candidate Daniel Goh has denied that he had an extramarital affair with a former student, calling the allegations “baseless” and condemning the speculation. In a post on his Facebook page just before midnight (Aug 27),... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
SDP unveils Jaslyn Go, Paul Tambyah as GE 2015 candidatesSINGAPORE: SINGAPORE: The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) on Wednesday (Aug 26
SDP unveils Jaslyn Go, Paul Tambyah as GE 2015 candidates
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 4 days ago
SINGAPORE: SINGAPORE: The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) on Wednesday (Aug 26) introduced professor of medicine Paul Ananth Tambyah and sales director Jaslyn Go Hui Leng as new candidates, who would represent the opposition party at the upcoming... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Workers' Party introduces new candidates for General ElectionSINGAPORE: The Workers' Party (WP) introduced their new candidates on Wednesday
Workers' Party introduces new candidates for General Election
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 4 days ago
SINGAPORE: The Workers' Party (WP) introduced their new candidates on Wednesday (Aug 26), ahead of the General Election on Sep 11. It also revealed its campaign theme: "Empower your future". The party has declared that it will contest 28 seats – 5... Read more
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PhysOrg
Research trio outlines ways nanodiamonds are being used to treat cancerA schematic of targeted drug delivery towards breast cancer is shown. Nanodiamo
Research trio outlines ways nanodiamonds are being used to treat cancer
PhysOrg / Posted 5 days ago
A schematic of targeted drug delivery towards breast cancer is shown. Nanodiamonds are encapsulated within liposomes that are functionalized with targeting antibodies. Credit: Dr. Laura Moore (Prof. Dean Ho Group) (Phys.org)—A trio of researchers,... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
Career Prospects: What to do with your degree in Social Science"Social Buzz": the number of times this article has been shared across major so
Career Prospects: What to do with your degree in Social Science
Asian Correspondent / Posted 5 days ago
"Social Buzz": the number of times this article has been shared across major social media networks Of all the academic disciplines, social science is perhaps the hardest to define. At its simplest, it is the study of human society and social... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Social media shaping up to be a key front in upcoming General ElectionSINGAPORE: While political observers and analysts do not all agree that the int
Social media shaping up to be a key front in upcoming General Election
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 5 days ago
SINGAPORE: While political observers and analysts do not all agree that the internet and social media are game changers in the coming elections, its impact is already evident. For starters, the National Solidarity Party (NSP) is in disarray after... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
NEA calls for tender for collecting, transporting food wasteSINGAPORE: The National Environment Agency (NEA) on Monday (Aug 24) called a te
NEA calls for tender for collecting, transporting food waste
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 6 days ago
SINGAPORE: The National Environment Agency (NEA) on Monday (Aug 24) called a tender to collect and transport food waste to a facility for treatment, as part of a pilot project. The appointed organisations will collect segregated food waste from... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Singapore sailors bet on Olympic qualifiersSINGAPORE: They first hit it off as young sailors training with the national op
Singapore sailors bet on Olympic qualifiers
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 6 days ago
SINGAPORE: They first hit it off as young sailors training with the national optimist team, and the relationship blossomed because of their mutual passion for the sport. Now 24, national sailors Justin Liu and Denise Lim are taking the next big step... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Housing moves to benefit HDB sector, hit private marketSINGAPORE: The increases in income ceilings for households buying new Housing a
Housing moves to benefit HDB sector, hit private market
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 6 days ago
SINGAPORE: The increases in income ceilings for households buying new Housing and Development Board (HDB) flats and Executive Condominiums (ECs), and the Proximity Housing Grant will drive more buyers to the public-housing market and hit the private... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
More support for new parents a welcome move, say observersSINGAPORE: The enhanced support for having a child in the form of a bigger Baby
More support for new parents a welcome move, say observers
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 6 days ago
SINGAPORE: The enhanced support for having a child in the form of a bigger Baby Bonus, additional paternity leave and a bigger Medisave Grant for babies was welcomed by parents and parents-to-be, while sociologists said the measures could help nudge... Read more
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Daily News
A new country the cry for a meritocracyIt is pimples like that at the backside of justice that dispose of other people
A new country the cry for a meritocracy
Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
It is pimples like that at the backside of justice that dispose of other peoples’ fates- Maxim Gorky’s Tolstoy and Other Reminiscences It was encouraging to hear a statement attributed to the Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe after the results of the... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
What are some key issues in the next General Election?SINGAPORE: The cost of living, town council management, issues of integrity and
What are some key issues in the next General Election?
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 7 days ago
SINGAPORE: The cost of living, town council management, issues of integrity and the impact of an Opposition in Parliament are shaping up to be some of the key issues in the upcoming General Election (GE), according to observers. What remains to be... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Landmark laws, fiery exchanges mark second session of 12th ParliamentSINGAPORE: It has been only 15 months, but should the Parliamentary sitting ear
Landmark laws, fiery exchanges mark second session of 12th Parliament
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 8 days ago
SINGAPORE: It has been only 15 months, but should the Parliamentary sitting earlier this week turn out to be the last before the polls are called, the second half of the 12th Parliament would not have been short on style or substance. A total of 58... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Teo Ho Pin will defend Bukit Panjang SMC for PAPSINGAPORE: The People's Action Party’s (PAP) Teo Ho Pin will defend his Bukit P
Teo Ho Pin will defend Bukit Panjang SMC for PAP
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 8 days ago
SINGAPORE: The People's Action Party’s (PAP) Teo Ho Pin will defend his Bukit Panjang seat in the coming General Election (GE). Dr Teo, 55, was first elected as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Sembawang Group Representation Constituency (GRC) in... Read more
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PhysOrg
Hunger drives unethical acts, but only in the quest for foodEver been so hungry that you can't think of anything but finding food? Researc
Hunger drives unethical acts, but only in the quest for food
PhysOrg / Posted 9 days ago
Ever been so hungry that you can't think of anything but finding food? Research from the University of Washington Foster School of Business finds that the single-mindedness that results from a state of hunger makes people more likely to commit... Read more
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The Chronicle
DUHS CEO Washington setting the bar highHe has only been at Duke since April, but Dr. A. Eugene Washington, chancellor
DUHS CEO Washington setting the bar high
The Chronicle / Posted 9 days ago
He has only been at Duke since April, but Dr. A. Eugene Washington, chancellor for health affairs and president and CEO of Duke University Health System, already knows what he wants to accomplish. “We can really make this a model city, county and... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Amy Khor will defend Hong Kah North SMC for PAPSINGAPORE: The People's Action Party’s (PAP) Amy Khor will defend her Hong Kah
Amy Khor will defend Hong Kah North SMC for PAP
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 9 days ago
SINGAPORE: The People's Action Party’s (PAP) Amy Khor will defend her Hong Kah North seat in the coming General Election (GE). Dr Khor, 57, served as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Hong Kah Group Representation Constituency (GRC) from 2001. For the... Read more
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The Hindu
The politics of parliamentary paralysisDisruptions are now very much a part of established parliamentary practice in I
The politics of parliamentary paralysis
The Hindu / Posted 9 days ago
Disruptions are now very much a part of established parliamentary practice in India. While trying to wish them away is unrealistic, trying to minimise them is in the best interests of democracy and deliberation The near washout of the monsoon... Read more
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Aliran Online
Tertiary education in Malaysia: A blessing or a curse?It would be utterly unfair for bright students to be deprived of access to educ
Tertiary education in Malaysia: A blessing or a curse?
Aliran Online / Posted 10 days ago
It would be utterly unfair for bright students to be deprived of access to education because of their financial status and lousy policies introduced by the university and the State, says Vince Tan. It is that time of year when students get to know... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Why the silence on basic questions about AHPETC accounts? Hri Kumar asksSINGAPORE: The Opposition Workers' Party (WP) has yet to answer basic questions
Why the silence on basic questions about AHPETC accounts? Hri Kumar asks
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 10 days ago
SINGAPORE: The Opposition Workers' Party (WP) has yet to answer basic questions on areas of concern flagged by the Auditor-General's Office on the management of its accounts at Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC), said Member of... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
Adenan hits out at ‘stupid’ forest policies Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem says Sarawak deserves to be criti
Adenan hits out at ‘stupid’ forest policies
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 10 days ago
Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem says Sarawak deserves to be criticised for its previous forest policy. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, August 20, 2015.Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Go Negosyo supports Harvard Conference 2015Cross-cultural interaction has never been as inevitable as it is nowadays. I am
Go Negosyo supports Harvard Conference 2015
Pilipino Star / Posted 10 days ago
Cross-cultural interaction has never been as inevitable as it is nowadays. I am blessed to have travelled the world by visiting several countries with my family. Aside from the peaceful vacations and beautiful places that I have visited, my most... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Population issue dominates political dialogue at NUSSSINGAPORE: A debate on Singapore's population dominated a political dialogue ev
Population issue dominates political dialogue at NUSS
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 12 days ago
SINGAPORE: A debate on Singapore's population dominated a political dialogue event organised by the National University of Singapore Society on Tuesday evening (Aug 18). Representatives from nine opposition parties and the People's Action Party... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
AHPETC, AGO report among issues discussed at NUSS political dialogueSINGAPORE: Representatives from the People's Action Party (PAP) and nine opposi
AHPETC, AGO report among issues discussed at NUSS political dialogue
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 12 days ago
SINGAPORE: Representatives from the People's Action Party (PAP) and nine opposition parties engaged in a political dialogue on Tuesday evening (Aug 18) that was organised by the National University of Singapore Society. Among the wide range of... Read more
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redOrbit
This fish 'sleeps' for several years without dyingDo you ever wish you could just go to sleep for several years, not have to deal
This fish 'sleeps' for several years without dying
redOrbit / Posted 12 days ago
Do you ever wish you could just go to sleep for several years, not have to deal with anything or anyone, and maybe wake up with a degree and a steady, well-paying job? Well, we’ve found an animal that will make you very, very jealous. It doesn’t... Read more
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Daily Mail
The fish that snoozes for years without any food or waterFish that snoozes for YEARS without any food or water could help scientists cra
The fish that snoozes for years without any food or water
Daily Mail / Posted 13 days ago
Fish that snoozes for YEARS without any food or water could help scientists crack suspended animation in humans The African lungfish can sleep for up to five years without any sustenance Researchers said that they slow down their biological clock... Read more
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PhysOrg
Scientists achieve major breakthrough in thin-film magnetismImage of the magnetic fields recorded by scanning a tiny superconducting coil o
Scientists achieve major breakthrough in thin-film magnetism
PhysOrg / Posted 13 days ago
Image of the magnetic fields recorded by scanning a tiny superconducting coil over the surface of a LaMnO3 film grown on a substrate crystal. The magnetic left-hand side is seven LaMnO3 blocks thick (about 3 nm), while the nonmagnetic right-hand side... Read more
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CircleID
Costly Domain Name Price Comparison SitesPrice comparison sites, including those for domain registrations, are supposed
Costly Domain Name Price Comparison Sites
CircleID / Posted 17 days ago
Price comparison sites, including those for domain registrations, are supposed to benefit buyers. Do they? Recent theory and practice suggest a friend-and-foe relationship. Comparison sites introduce an entire layer of costs, notably including the... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Singapore Police Force awards scholarships to 3 studentsSINGAPORE: Three young men received the Singapore Police Force (SPF) Scholarshi
Singapore Police Force awards scholarships to 3 students
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 18 days ago
SINGAPORE: Three young men received the Singapore Police Force (SPF) Scholarship at the Istana on Wednesday (Aug 12). The 19-year-olds, who received the awards from Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, said they hope to make a difference in people's... Read more
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Entrpreneur
Meet the Little-Known Entrepreneur Behind the $1 Billion Gaming Company You've Never Heard OfMin-Liang Tan is the CEO, creative director and co-founder of a $1 billion comp
Meet the Little-Known Entrepreneur Behind the $1 Billion Gaming Company You've Never Heard Of
Entrpreneur / Posted 18 days ago
Min-Liang Tan is the CEO, creative director and co-founder of a $1 billion company, but unless you're an avid gamer, you've likely never heard of him. Indeed, on a recent ranking of the 10 most influential leaders in tech – a list that included big... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Institute of Southeast Asian Studies renamed in honour of Yusof IshakSINGAPORE: The Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) was on Wednesday (A
Institute of Southeast Asian Studies renamed in honour of Yusof Ishak
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 18 days ago
SINGAPORE: The Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) was on Wednesday (Aug 12) officially renamed as the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, in a tribute to Singapore’s first President Mr Yusof Ishak. Speaking at the renaming ceremony, Education... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Analysts divided on whether Lui’s exit would help PAP at GESINGAPORE: Political analysts on Tuesday (Aug 11) were surprised not just by th
Analysts divided on whether Lui’s exit would help PAP at GE
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 18 days ago
SINGAPORE: Political analysts on Tuesday (Aug 11) were surprised not just by the announcement of Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew’s departure but also its timing, given that the polls could be just weeks away. Given the People’s Action Party’s... Read more
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PhysOrg
Study finds the origin of 'odd-even' effects(Phys.org)—The most intriguing property of nano-scale organic devices is their
Study finds the origin of 'odd-even' effects
PhysOrg / Posted 19 days ago
(Phys.org)—The most intriguing property of nano-scale organic devices is their tunability. Their properties can be tweaked by changing the organic structure. There have been several studies exploring the organic structure of alkylthiolate... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Singapore students score big at international science and maths competitionsSINGAPORE: Students from Singapore have performed well at International Olympia
Singapore students score big at international science and maths competitions
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 19 days ago
SINGAPORE: Students from Singapore have performed well at International Olympiads for Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Informatics and Physics in the months of July and August, the Ministry of Education (MOE) announced on Tuesday (Aug 11). In the... Read more
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EETimes.de
Blue LED discovery offers chemical-free food preservation alternative August 07, 2015 // Paul Buckley Scientists from the National University of S
Blue LED discovery offers chemical-free food preservation alternative
EETimes.de / Posted 20 days ago
August 07, 2015 // Paul Buckley Scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have discovered that blue light emitting diodes (LEDs) have strong antibacterial effect... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Turning to nature to monitor Singapore's waterwaysSINGAPORE: A common aquarium fish or a mangrove tree might not draw a second gl
Turning to nature to monitor Singapore's waterways
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 20 days ago
SINGAPORE: A common aquarium fish or a mangrove tree might not draw a second glance from most. But when researchers Dr Lam Siew Hong and Dr Gong Zhiyuan look at their aquarium of zebrafish and medaka, they see a chance of better-monitoring... Read more
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Business Standard India
We aspire to be Asia's top legal services firm by 2025: Cyril ShroffThree months after the separation of law firm Amarchand & Mangaldas, noted corp
We aspire to be Asia's top legal services firm by 2025: Cyril Shroff
Business Standard India / Posted 21 days ago
Three months after the separation of law firm Amarchand & Mangaldas, noted corporate lawyer Cyril Shroff unveiled a fresh brand identity for his company — Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas — with a first-of-its-kind strategic advisory board led by... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Student does his homework to investMr Loh Yuan Bin’s advice to young investors seeking a university course is to g
Student does his homework to invest
Inquirier.net / Posted 21 days ago
Mr Loh Yuan Bin’s advice to young investors seeking a university course is to go into accountancy as it is the language of any business. When picking stocks, he believes in understanding the business as much as possible. STRAIGHTS TIMES/ MATTHIAS... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Celebrating 50 years of a city stateSINGAPORE — Yesterday, I wrote about federalism and how large countries can be
Celebrating 50 years of a city state
Pilipino Star / Posted 22 days ago
SINGAPORE — Yesterday, I wrote about federalism and how large countries can be better managed with smaller units. It is often said that if Singapore has been so successful it is thanks to its smallness. Malaysia, its bigger neighbor has not been as... Read more
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New Kerala
How ordering pizza online could make you fatter Love to order pizza online? You better not as a new study has claimed that pe
How ordering pizza online could make you fatter
New Kerala / Posted 22 days ago
Love to order pizza online? You better not as a new study has claimed that people tend to order fattier or higher calorie items food online as compared to eating out. Researchers from University of... Read more
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FOX News
People more likely to order higher calorie, fattier foods online than in personAmericans are dining out in record numbers. But that also means people are ord
People more likely to order higher calorie, fattier foods online than in person
FOX News / Posted 23 days ago
Americans are dining out in record numbers. But that also means people are ordering out in droves. A recent study conducted by Butterball.com found that the average American blows $1,100 on takeout every year. With a growing number of food service... Read more
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Daily Mail
Forget fridges, soon we'll be preserving food with BLUE LIGHTCould fridges fitted with blue lights help food last longer? LEDs kill off bact
Forget fridges, soon we'll be preserving food with BLUE LIGHT
Daily Mail / Posted 23 days ago
Could fridges fitted with blue lights help food last longer? LEDs kill off bacteria on meat and fruit Blue LEDs could provide similar protection from bacteria to preservatives The light is most effective when applied to food in acidic... Read more
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redOrbit
Could blue LEDs preserve food without chemicals?Blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs) could help to kill bacteria and keep food fre
Could blue LEDs preserve food without chemicals?
redOrbit / Posted 23 days ago
Blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs) could help to kill bacteria and keep food fresh - reducing the need for chemical preservatives, according to new research reported by Futurity. Although commonly used as an energy saving light source, LED light also... Read more
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Independent
Liberal or conservative? It may be down to your genesA study by the National University of Singapore, found that a specific variant
Liberal or conservative? It may be down to your genes
Independent / Posted 24 days ago
A study by the National University of Singapore, found that a specific variant of the gene DRD4, dubbed the “adventure gene” and which is involved in our risk taking and decision making processes, may determine how we vote. The research published by... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Can genes make us liberal or conservative? Aristotle may have been more on the money than he realized in saying man is a
Can genes make us liberal or conservative?
Manila Bulletin / Posted 24 days ago
Aristotle may have been more on the money than he realized in saying man is a political animal, according to research published Wednesday linking genes with liberal or conservative leanings. Or, to be... Read more
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