The Straits Times' News In A Minute: Dec 8, 2016

Today's top news headlines: A man is jailed 18 months for a bomb threat hoax, netizens are upset over 'animal torture' of cyborg beetles, and Land Transport Authority unveils Christmas train on North-East Line.

In today's The Straits Times News In A Minute video, we look at:

* Former marketing executive Sze Kai Xuan was sentenced to 18 months for uploading a hoax bomb threat. 

* A project involving remote-controlled 'cyborg beetles' by the Nanyang Technological University and the University of California, Berkeley has drawn flak over the perceived insect abuse.

* A Christmas-themed train with its interior done up in ice-blue and silver hues, and swirling snowflake patterns was unveiled on the North-East Line.