Social Media Blues

Speaking at a school in England on Friday, Cook said he didn’t want his nephew to use social media, according to The Guardian. He also argued that the use of tech in schools should be limited. “I don’t have a kid, but I have a nephew that I put some boundaries on,” Cook said, according …

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English Excess

Adam Huttner-Koros. (21 Aug 2015). The Hidden Bias of Science’s Universal Language. The Atlantic. https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2015/08/english-universal-language-science-research/400919/. The vast majority of scientific papers today are published in English. What gets lost when other languages get left out? A 2012 study from the scientific-research publication Research Trends examined articles collected by SCOPUS, the world’s largest database for peer-reviewed …

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Cybersecurity – AQ

The following update made by the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (Cyber Threats In Singapore Grew In 2017, Mirroring Global Trends. 19 Jun 2018. https://www.csa.gov.sg/news/press-releases/cyber-threats-in-singapore-grew-in-2017-mirroring-global-trends) provides some idea of how General Paper Application questions are written. It draws parallels between worldwide trends and the Singapore context. For instance, Singapore was mainly untouched by the ransomware …

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Tourism – Boon and Bane

Q: Discuss the good and ill that stems from tourism. Direct alternatives: What are the merits and demerits of tourism? "Tourism is often portrayed as wonderful, yet it is far from perfect." What would consider positive and negative about tourism? List the advantages and disadvantages of tourism. Restrictive alternatives: What are the advantages and disadvantages …

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