Coronavirus has hit few sectors harder than air travel, wiping out tens of thousands of jobs and uncountable billions in revenue. While most fleets were grounded, the industry was forced to reimagine its future
Month: September 2020
Why Spotify Has So Many Bizarre, Generic Artists Like ‘White Noise Baby Sleep’
You’ve probably never heard of them, but Relaxing Music Therapy has had a pretty damn successful music career. At least, on Spotify.
This “artist” has more than 500,000 monthly listeners on the platform, all thanks to One Simple Trick: optimizing their name to show up prominently in Spotify’s search results.
What if Earth had rings?
The rings of Saturn grant it a majesty befitting a planet named after the king of the Titans. Made almost completely of bits and chunks of ice and spanning thousands of miles wide, Saturn’s rings are its most spellbinding feature; they have mesmerized humans ever since Galileo discovered them with a telescope in 1610.
Cash is no longer king. Here’s how you can capitalise on the cashless payments opportunity.
The idea of a cashless society is no longer new. Payments are going digital everywhere in the world as more consumers are demanding for “anytime, anywhere” form of payment services.
What Are Flash Loans in DeFi?
A loan from strangers that doesn’t require the user to sacrifice any of their own money? It’s possible, on one condition: individuals must repay the lender in the same transaction that issued the funds. That sounds strange, doesn’t it? What can you do with a loan that needs to be paid back seconds later?
Secret museums you never knew existed in Singapore
Did you know we have cool hidden treasures in our local museum scene? We’ve all been to cultural bigwigs like National Gallery Singapore and the National Museum of Singapore. But apart from these top-notch galleries and their permanent exhibitions, the city is also home to a number of secret museums. We say it’s time to ditch the mainstream (just for a bit!) and take a deep dive into obscure spots that cover everything from music and movies to animals and history.
Compared with the glistening two-story mansions that surrounded it, the house looked like something from another time. It was only 2,180 square feet. Its redbrick exterior was crumbling, and its gutters were clogged with leaves. Faded, paint-chipped blinds sagged behind the front windows. Next to the concrete steps leading to the front door, a scraggly banana plant clung to life.
Here’s How the Pandemic Finally Ends
The microscopic bundles of RNA, wrapped in spiky proteins, latch on to human cells, hijack them, use them as factories to replicate, and then leave them for dead. It’s a biological blitzkrieg—an invasion so swift and unexpected that the germs are free to jump from host to host with little interference.
The Election That Could Break America
There is a cohort of close observers of our presidential elections, scholars and lawyers and political strategists, who find themselves in the uneasy position of intelligence analysts in the months before 9/11. As November 3 approaches, their screens are blinking red, alight with warnings that the political system does not know how to absorb. They see the obvious signs that we all see, but they also know subtle things that most of us do not. Something dangerous has hove into view, and the nation is lurching into its path.
Two-by-fours are not actually 2-by-4—here’s why
There’s an entire subgenre of American humor derived from carefully placing the punchline into the question itself. For example, the answer to the legendary not-joke “Who’s buried at Grant’s Tomb?” is, quite obviously, “Grant.”