The Big Story: Universities' billion-dollar reserves and the science of ageing

SINGAPORE - Catch up with the hottest topics on The Straits Times' new weekday talk show.

The Big Story, broadcast every weekday at 5.30pm on Facebook and YouTube, has reporters and senior editors discussing the top stories of the day, in the heart of the newsroom.

In Monday's (July 29) episode, The Straits Times' senior social affairs correspondent Theresa Tan will discuss why and how some Singapore universities have billion-dollar reserves.

Correspondent Venessa Lee will explain how FaceApp works and why it is not an accurate portrayal of ageing, particularly for Asians.

Topics covered in previous episodes include the football stars who were in Singapore for the International Champions Cup, new measures rolled out by the public service sector to protect personal data, the reaction to Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam's announcement that the extradition Bill is dead, the change in Malaysia's voting age, The Straits Times interactive graphic on National Day songs, and the impact of Google's Huawei ban on users.

Helmed by multimedia journalist Alyssa Woo, the episode airs live from ST's new digital studio.