So we’ve heard this story at least 3 times before right? Google to buy Twitter. And of course it’s never happened. But the rumours circulating right now are that it’s finally on, like Donkey Kong (whatever that means).

Anyway, you may have noticed that the share price for Twitter has seen a c.4% spike of late. Apparently this is mainly attributable to the fact that they have hired Goldman Sachs to defend any bid from Google. A rather strong indicator that this time, it’s serious. And to add more fuel to the proverbial fire, when both companies were asked for a statement on the mounting speculation of a deal, they both declined to comment. Which basically means it must be true.

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Designer’s toolkit for dynamic DNA nanomachines: Arm-waving nanorobot signals new flexibility in DNA origami.

Summary: Researchers have demonstrated a new approach to joining — and reconfiguring — modular DNA building units, by snapping together complementary shapes instead of zipping together strings of base pairs. This not only opens the way for practical nanomachines with moving parts, but also offers a toolkit that makes it easier to program their self-assembly.

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WHILE a whopping 97 per cent of Singapore job-seekers polled said they would consider leaving Singapore to work overseas, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) sometimes face an uphill task convincing staff to relocate overseas.

According to a poll conducted by recruiting firm Hays, 85 per cent of job-seekers said they would leave for better job opportunities, career development or exposure, while 12 per cent said they would leave for lifestyle factors. Just 3 per cent would not consider leaving Singapore to work overseas.

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