NASA’s Vulcanologist From Ipanema

SPACE is tempting mankind to venture into the bleak void again. On the 50thanniversary of the Apollo 11 mission that put a man on the Moon, interest in putting...

Finding That Innovative Bone In Your Body

The aversion to change in many situations is often the best strategy. You’ve picked a way of doing something and that’s a smart move; that’s a characteristic of human...

Ramli Sarip – Majulah Singapura Is The Song Of The Year

AS WE look at the insensitivity that occasionally rears its unwelcome head in matters of race or religion in Singapore, let’s take a step back and consider what the...

The A6 That Almost Didn’t Make It

SOME unplanned offspring turn out to be blessings in disguise. So it was with the Audi A6, which started off as an unwanted child and developed into a bread-and-butter model...

Comedian Maz Jobrani Jokes In Peace

WHEN he was 9, Maz Jobrani saw Eddie Murphy on Saturday Night Live. Having recently been relocated from Iran to the US, Maz believed he could be like his idol. What...

Do Computers Dream Of Artificial Happiness?

THE COLD, calculating world of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is seldom, if ever, associated with human happiness. Designed for automation and improved performance, intent on leading to enhanced outcomes, AI is...

RAV4 Bulks Up

TOYOTA'S fifth-generation RAV4 bulks up its form and enhances its presence. The test drive unit looks like a Smurf on steroids trying to impersonate the Incredible Hulk with its bulging...

Big Brother Is Watching And Waiting

THE road to the reality of George Orwell's dystopian novel, 1984, is shortening. More so for motorists in Singapore. The upcoming satellite-based electronic road pricing (ERP) system boots us into the...

You Are…Then You Aren’t…What Then?

PHILOSOPHERS have long queried how the role of attachments and detachments form a constant series of overlapping conundrums that plague us from birth to death. Where lies the answer...

Preparation Is Key For A Leader

NO MATTER how busy you are, if you don't invest time in thinking about what your objective is, who your audience is, and what the key message is, the...