NJRC

National Junior Robotics Competition 2014 crowned outstanding techno-preneurs

2014.09.15 The 16th National Junior Robotics Competition ended on a high note on Friday, as talented young techno-preneurs were crowned for outstanding robotics and scientific knowledge, problem-solving, entrepreneurial and creative thinking and team spirit. The National Junior Robotics Competition (NJRC) is an exciting and unique event organised annually by Science Centre Singapore and Agency for Science Technology…

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Singapore’s longest-standing toy-making competition for primary school students sees record 5,070 toy entries

2014.07.25 The 17th Sony Creative Science Award (SCSA) ended on a high note today with a record 5,070 entries from 6,000 primary school students, who challenged themselves to use scientific concepts and create innovative toys. This represents a 19% increase from 2013’s entries. Behind some of these toys are innovative and inquisitive young minds like the…

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Ending violence against women, one man at a time

2014.07.23 The most widespread epidemic in the developing world isn’t HIV or malaria, it’s violence against women. In India, there are 230 million young men under 18 years old, and of these men, an estimated 116 million of them will grow up to be abusive to women, a number that is almost three times the…

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Values and morals, past and present

2014.07.21 America’s growing obsession with the media has led to a decline in morals and values over the past fifty years. As the popularity of television grew in the 1950s, so did America’s obsession with celebrities and the latest technological advances. Nowadays, society is completely consumed by technology every minute of the day. Americans are…

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Living together before marriage harms women

2014.07.17 [Nowadays] young American women face a new and unexpected form of oppression by men. It’s not in the arenas we’re accustomed to: the workplace — where young women in major American cities now routinely make more money than young men do — or education, where women earn close to a whopping 60 percent of…

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Gender issues and sustainable development: we need to pay more attention

2014.07.16 The term ‘sustainable development’ was first used by the Brundtland Commission in its 1987 report Our Common Future. It defined sustainable development as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Two factors critical to sustainable development are access, at reasonable coats,…

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From baby boom to bust

2014.07.15 Over the past half-century the most profound influence upon the great majority of humankind has been the vast and gentle decline in the size of families. In 2014 (or thereabouts—such things are approximate) this huge change will reach a milestone. In the world’s most populous continent, Asia, the total fertility rate will fall to…

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Women’s say in family businesses

2014.07.14 Asian societies have taken great strides towards educating and offering opportunities to women. But when it comes to the often emotional issue of wealth succession and distribution, wealth owners may still favour sons over their daughters. Change, however, may well be taking root, particularly as the level of education rises among the younger generation,…

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