December 15, 2017

Pasir Ris otters a favourite subject of Nat Geo’s Nature Photographer of the Year Jayaprakash Bojan

SINGAPORE, Dec 15: He may have braved the rainforest jungles of Borneo to get his prize-winning peekaboo shot of a wild orangutan. But this year’s National Geographic […]
December 15, 2017

5 tips for budding wildlife photographers from award-winning Jayaprakash Bojan

SINGAPORE, Dec 15: Whether you’re shooting grey herons at a longkang or stalking tigers on a safari trip, shooting wildlife photographs can be just as tricky […]
December 14, 2017

Singapore-based photographer wins National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year

SINGAPORE, Dec 14: A photographer in Singapore was awarded the National Geographic Nature Photographer of the year on Wednesday (Dec 13). Jayaprakash Joghee Bojan’s photo of a male orangutan […]
December 14, 2017

Weird but cute: Japan’s capsule toys play big in Internet age

TOKYO, Dec 14: A tiny replica of an ancient Egyptian sarcophagus and a plastic cat squatting on sushi: just two of the weird-and-wonderful capsule toys that […]
December 14, 2017

Prince Harry’s fiancee Meghan Markle to spend Christmas with UK royals

LONDON, Dec 14: Prince Harry’s fiancee, American actress Meghan Markle, will join Queen Elizabeth and other senior Windsors for their family Christmas celebrations in what commentators […]
December 13, 2017

In food waste fight, Brits turn bread into beer

DRIFFIELD, Dec 13: At a brewery nestled in rolling farmland in northern England, the process of making beer begins with dropping dozens of unwanted loaf ends, […]
December 13, 2017

Is Peppa Pig to blame for putting pressure on doctors?

LONDON, Dec 13: Peppa Pig, a cartoon loved by children around the world, could be to blame for creating unrealistic expectations of doctors, according to an […]
December 12, 2017

Tasmanian tiger doomed long before humans came along

SYDNEY, Dec 12: The Tasmanian tiger was doomed long before humans began hunting the enigmatic marsupial, scientists said on Tuesday (Dec 12), with DNA sequencing showing […]
December 12, 2017

Ancient Roman Pantheon to start charging entry fee in 2018

ROME, Dec 12: Visitors to Rome’s Pantheon, one of the ancient world’s best preserved monuments, will have to pay an entry fee from next May unless […]
December 12, 2017

Chinese daredevil rooftopping star falls 62 storeys to his death

BEIJING, Dec 12: A Chinese rooftopping star fell to his death while performing a stunt last month, local media has reported. Chinese police confirmed that Wu Yongning fell to […]
December 12, 2017

Palace releases new portrait of Britain’s Prince Philip

LONDON, Dec 12: Buckingham Palace released on Monday a new portrait of Prince Philip, painted by Australian-born artist Ralph Heimans in the year that Queen Elizabeth’s […]
December 11, 2017

How exercise can make for healthier fat

NEW YORK, Dec 11: Exercise could help to make your fat tissue healthier, which, hear me out, is a good thing. According to a new study, […]
December 11, 2017

Where exhaustion can lead to awe

NEW YORK, Dec 11: Nine hours into a hike in Switzerland’s Lauterbrunnen Valley, having ascended to an elevation of 2,255m and standing, breathless, outside a tiny […]
December 11, 2017

Singer Neil Young’s model trains fetch nearly US$300,000 at auction

REUTERS, Dec: Singer-songwriter Neil Young’s extensive collection of model trains have fetched nearly US$300,000 at auction, along with classic cars and musical equipment owned by the […]
December 10, 2017

UK Princes William and Harry announce sculptor for new Diana statue

LONDON, Dec 10: A sculptor who produced the image of Queen Elizabeth used on Britain’s coins has been chosen to create a new statue of Princess […]
December 10, 2017

East German village sells for US$165,000

BERLIN, Dec 10: The only bidder at an unusual auction on Saturday put down €140,000 (US$164,700) and walked away the new owner of a small slice […]
December 9, 2017

Actor Geoffrey Rush sues Australian newspaper over ‘inappropriate behaviour’ report

SYDNEY, Dec 9: Australian actor Geoffrey Rush said on Friday he had filed a defamation lawsuit against Sydney’s Daily Telegraph newspaper after it published a report […]
December 8, 2017

Buckle up Mario, says Japan

TOKYO, Dec 8: People dressed as Super Mario tearing round the streets of Tokyo in go-karts will have to buckle up, Japanese authorities said Thursday (Dec 7), […]