Playing with Optics

By Shah Kasmuri, Science Educator @ The Tinkering Studio, Science Centre Singapore. They say seeing is believing. But can we really trust what we see? Long before scientists were studying the properties of neutrons, artists had devised a series of techniques to deceive the brain into thinking that a person can be sawed in half,…

Sounds like a Bright Idea! 

By Aminah Hydar, Benjamin Wong and Chen Siyu of Broadrick Secondary School  Imagine waking up one day with limited electricity, reserved only for powering essential appliances at home, in schools and in offices. No more watching television, charging our phones and gadgets, using our computers, or even turning on the air-conditioner on a warm day. Seems unlikely? Well, if we are not careful about how we consume electricity,…

Local Asian Herbs

By Ajuntha Anwari Blue Rice Memory As a child I recall eating a delicious dish at a restaurant in Geylang Serai together with my family. It was a delicious rice dish that gripped my young imagination because the rice was coloured blue! I later learnt that the blue colour came from the blue pea vine…

It’s Showtime!

By Grace Quah and Danny My experience in Science Centre’s annual science busking festival was definitely one of the highlights of my life! It was a great exercise in mindfulness – of my science communication abilities, not only at the performance stage but during the preparations too. Let me briefly share some of the significant…

Looking back at my journey…

By Paula Nazarene Evangelista Say How it all began Enthralled by forensic science since young, I would spend entire afternoons fiddling with those fascinating big, blue injection-like things and tasty-looking agar with holes which turned out to be micropipettes and agarose for gel electrophoresis respectively. Little did I know that that a DNA analysis workshop…

Show You Can! 2017

Written by Fatin Afiqah Lights! Camera! Action! For the second year running, KidsSTOP held its ‘Show You Can!’ creative drama competition at the Marquee in Science Centre Singapore from 12-13 Jul (Auditions) and on 27 Jul 2017 (Finals). Themed, ‘Happy, Healthy Me!’, the Competition featured 11 teams which showed creative ways of leading a healthy…

Grooming tomorrow’s innovators today!

Written by Swapna Haresh Young Scientists Smartly attired in their personalised lab coats, 36 Primary School students presented their Science projects to visitors at the Marquee in Science Centre Singapore on a bright Sat morning on 12 Aug 2017. The entire room was abuzz with all the excited chatter and enthusiasm of the students and visitors alike!…

They’re Coming… Are You Ready?

Written by: Benedict Tham, Dexter Lim and Danny Shakespeare once said, “We are such stuff as dreams are made on; and our little life is rounded with a sleep.” Jointly presented to you by National Geographic and the OmniTheatre Singapore, Robots takes you on an amazing journey into the revolutionary world of humanoid robots. Let’s…

New Look, New Perspective!

Written by: Benedict Tham, Dexter Lim and Danny The Mind’s Eye Exhibition is back! Bigger and Better. Double the excitement, double the fun. This exhibition on illusions and human perception features familiar favourites like the Mirror Maze as well as some brand new additions! Don’t miss these top 5 highlights when you check out the exhibition…

Fun with the Sun!

Written by Ong Shu Yi Summer Solstice? When? How? Summer solstice happens on 21 June 2017. The summer solstice occurs due to the Earth’s tilt as it orbits around the sun. On this day, the Earth’s north pole will point more towards the Sun than at any time of the year. It signifies the start…