AsianScientist (Oct. 7, 2016) – Just in case you missed any of them, here are seven must-read stories published on Asian Scientist Magazine in September 2016.
- Self-Driving Cabs Hit Singapore Streets
Select members of the public will be invited to hop onto a nuTonomy self-driving car within the one-north business district.
- ExPace, China’s Very Own SpaceX
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, or so they say. The Chinese have branched out into commercial space with the launch of their ExPace Technology Corporation.
- Zika Outbreak In Singapore Alarms Region
The number of Zika cases in the country surged to 275 in just ten days from the start of the outbreak on August 27.
- Hooray! The Giant Panda Is No Longer An Endangered Species
What an upgrade: the giant panda is no longer listed as endangered, but is now a vulnerable species.
- Mola Mola’s Genome May Explain Its Gigantic Size
Researchers have sequenced the genome of the ocean sunfish, focusing particularly on growth hormone signalling genes to understand its freakish growth spurts.
- Singapore Universities Top In Asia: QS World Uni Rankings 2016/17
The National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University are also the only two Asian institutions in the top 20 of the rankings table.
- Singapore Among World’s Healthiest Places To Live
Iceland, Singapore and Sweden are the healthiest out of 188 countries studied in the 2015 Global Burden of Disease Study.
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