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22 March 2019 | Insights

Making world leaders care about water

In conjunction with World Water Day, Dr Cecilia Tortajada from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy described why a global approach is needed to solve water problems and how political leaders still need to be convinced.

20 March 2019 | Insights

Why people underestimate the impact of climate change

NUS' Professor Phoon Kok Kwang and Dr Olivia Jensen from the Lloyd's Register Foundation Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk used big data and rigorous evaluation to explain why public perception to the risk of climate change is often misjudged.

18 March 2019 | Impact

Transparent and self-healing electronic skin

NUS researchers have created a new skin-like material that is conductive, transparent, and can repair itself in both wet and dry conditions.

12 March 2019 | Impact

Mushrooms may reduce risk of cognitive decline

NUS researchers found seniors who ate more than 300 grams of cooked mushrooms a week were half as likely to have mild cognitive impairment

08 March 2019 | Innovators

Bridging the divide in pursuit of innovation

Three innovators from the field of biomedical research — BIGHEART Principal Investigators Asst Prof Shao Huilin, Asst Prof Catherine Ong and Asst Prof Toh Yi-Chin — shared their work and influence, and on a more personal note, the challenges faced by women in the scientific field.

07 March 2019 | Insights

Streaming may end, but will parents' behaviour change?

Dr Kelvin Seah Kah Cheng from NUS Economics gave his opinion on the unintended effects of subject-based banding if parents shy away from schools that group students into mixed-ability classes.

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