The Daily Nail

I love to paint my nails and flaunt the pretty artwork on these tiny canvases wherever I go.

3 Life-changing hacks (backed by science!)

Hosting a small dinner party this coming holiday? Here are some (scientifically-backed) hacks that can save your party! Be a sauce boss No party is complete without dipping sauces (not scientifically backed). Especially when there are kids around, ketchup is a must-have at most, if not all parties. When we pour out the sauce, we…

Can you repeat that, please?

“You better turn down the volume on your headphones before you go deaf!” Do you remember your parents telling you this? The ear is one of our most valuable sense organs. It connects us to the world and leads our everyday lives without limitations. Although we may not be mindful of it, the ear is…

Art in the Sky

There are thousands of stars visible in our night sky, even from the city. Ancient astronomers or stargazers devised a simple yet brilliant way to remember when and where to see each of these stars – drawing constellations! The ancient Greeks imagined 88 constellations in the night sky, while the ancient Chinese astronomers imagined more….

Inspiration Behind Science

The world around us is a marvel of both biological and technological evolution. This means that ideas and inventions do not come from a vacuum; they come forth as we build upon what we know and see around us. So how did we get from rubbing sticks together to create fire, all the way to…

Defending the Common Mahang

My very first memory was of me falling from a great height. I had no idea what was happening as I plummeted down, my surroundings whizzing by in a green blur. Then it hit me. The soft, damp ground that enveloped my entire being. My heart was cold from being abandoned by Mother, but my…

10 Unique Plants That Influenced Today’s Modern Medicine

Forests cover 31% of the Earth’s surface and hold many secrets that are waiting for us to uncover. Over the centuries, humans have ventured into the forest to find plants for medicinal purposes. Fortunately, with today’s technological advancements, the medicinal powers of some unique plants have been harnessed to better fight against diseases. How are…

Science: Changing the World of Sports

With the latest release of the Nike Alpha Fly Next%, My curiosity in the role of technological advances in sports over the past couple of years was peaked. These advances are what help humans to push the limits of sports achievements to greater heights. Over the years, scientists have made use of everything given by…

Terrarium: A garden in a jar

Tarrium? Terranium? It’s terrarium. Sometimes misspelt and confused with an aquarium, this garden in a jar has much to offer. Terrariums create therapeutic space for your office desk – for those moments where meetings or deadlines have had you face down on your desk. With their stylish looks, they can be fantastic greenery additions to…

Our Local Heroes: Interview with Nurse Clinician Tan Soo Hui

Six months ago, an invisible, deadly enemy hit our shores and those of our neighbours. As the scourge of the Coronavirus proliferated globally, many countries imposed lock downs for citizen safety. As we were confined to our homes, we witnessed human acts on both ends of the spectrum ; the good and the ugly. As…

A Singaporean’s Guide to 8 Common Street Trees

Singaporeans are slowly resuming life as per normal. As shops start to reopen, those brave enough to venture outside swiftly flock with their SafeEntry apps in hand. But for the more cautious, they might not have seen any other form of life except through their TV, computer, or phone screens for 3 months and counting…

The Moon: Boring ball of rock, or not?

In a modern country like Singapore, people still rely on cultural traditions to determine the dates to celebrate different festivals. The Chinese use the Chinese calendar to determine the dates for Chinese New Year and Mid-Autumn Festival, a new moon to mark the beginning of a new year and full moon for mid-autumn. The Muslims…

Game Review: Crossing into Science

Spending most of my free time at home during this challenging pandemic period meant that I needed to find things to do in order not to get bored to death. One of the few things that I did was playing new video games, like many others. I chanced upon the Nintendo game, Animal Crossing: New…

Mala: When Ma meets La

Mala has taken the world by storm – a strong spicy sanguine storm that has picked up countless chilli-craving consumers in its path. In return, it threw out products such as Mala Xiang Guo, Mala hotpot, Mala fish skin, Mala potato chips, leaving Mala fans craving for more. But in the eye of the storm,…