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Feast your eyes on Singapore’s newest airport terminal

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You don’t get to be the world’s best airport for five years running by resting on your laurels. Singapore’s Changi airport just upped its game with its newest terminal, and we got a peek inside ahead of the opening later this year. SEE ALSO: The airports of the future are here Terminal 4’s 225,000 square metre space is decked with high ceilings, allowing natural light to spill in. Image: yvette tan/mashable Image: yvette tan/mashable That kinetic ceiling sculpture moves and rotates. It’s pretty mesmerising. Named Petalclouds, they span some 33 metres each, and there are six of them across the […]

Snopes, the internets favorite fact checker, is in deep trouble

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Snopes is trapped in a complicated legal mess.Image: Saves SNOPES Just as one of the oldest fact-checking sites seems to have hit its mainstream stride, it gets tangled in a dramatic legal mess, one that involves lots of finger-pointing, alleged backstabbing, and a contentious divorce. Its the kind of backroom drama that tends to play out in secret, until someone files a lawsuit. Now we have not one, but two lawsuits, and on Monday, a cry for help. Snopes has launched a crowdfunding campaign to build a war chest. And its growing quickly. It says it needs the money because […]

Uber driver allegedly engages in sex act after picking up passenger

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Image: Altaffer/AP/REX/Shutterstock If you end up with an Uber driver engaged in a sex act, Uber will offer you $10 for your troubles. That’s what happened to Aner Manuel, who posted a video that appeared to show his Uber driver engaged in sexual acts while operating a motor vehicle. In a Facebook post, Aner Manuel claimed that his Uber driver picked him up and already had a woman in the passenger seat. “As we pulled off the female in the front (who was clearly on drugs) attempted to open the door and could not even sit straight as the vehicle […]

LeBron James invested $1 million in a pizza startupand now he’s even richer

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Image: W. SMITH/EPA/REX/Shutterstock It’s good to be the king. NBA superstar LeBron James has already proven himself a savvy businessman. One of his most recent investments is just the pepperoni on his pizza. James’s $1 million investment in restaurant startup Blaze Pizza is now worth $25 million, thanks to a recent round of funding, according to ESPN. That number is set to rise by as much as $15 million thanks to some endorsement payments that are contingent on sales, ESPN added. James has plenty of other high profile investments under his belt, including Beats by Dre, as well as his […]

Labour warns on 60% four-year rise in unqualified teachers – BBC News

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“There is nothing more important to a good education than excellent teaching. The Tories’ failure on teacher recruitment is putting school standards at risk,” he added. ‘Recruitment difficulties’ Labour claims that if these 24,000 unqualified teachers had classes of average size of 25.5 pupils, it would mean more than 600,000 pupils being taught by teachers without qualified teacher status. The figures show the number of unqualified teachers in 2012 had been 14,800. This had risen to 24,000 in 2016. In terms of full-time equivalent posts, it means that 5.3% of teachers in 2016 were unqualified, compared with 4.9% in the […]