A Purple Parade to Support Inclusion and Celebrate Abilities

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On Saturday, one of the largest gatherings of disabled people took place at Singapore’s only free speech venue – Hong Lim Park.
 

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Parents Get Their Dead Two-Year-Old Cryogenically Preserved so that She May Come Back to Life in the Future

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Cryopreservation or the freezing of cells or an entire body might sound like something from a sci-fi movie, but the practice is slowly picking up pace in the real world. Scientists and doctors have made a huge leap in cryonics – the effort to save lives through sub-zero temperatures – by freezing the body of a two-year-old Thai girl. Matheryn Naovaratpong is now the youngest person in the world to be cryogenically preserved.
 

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A Democracy that Works

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I read with interest an opinion piece that appeared recently on the straits times entitled "Across the globe, a growing disillusionment with democracy". In it, the authors were basically saying that citizens in those so called established democracies are getting so unhappy with their institutions that they are even willing to do away with them and let the President make decisions without having to worry about Congress.
 

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A Sobering Reflection on Singapore's Progress

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I have made a series of sobering reflections after attending a dialog on challenges facing the country within the next five to ten years:
 

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A Halo for a Miracle Child: Australian Doctors Reattach Child's Head Back to Spine After it was Decapitated in Car Crash

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Medical science has come a long way, but who would have ever expect that doctors could successfully reattach a head after it was separated from its spine?! When a toddler's head snapped off from his spine, one would expectedly presume him dead, but the little boy was still alive and doctors rushed to save him. And unlike all the king's horses, and all the king's men, the doctors actually managed to put baby Jaxon back together again.
 

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