Our latest invention

We are all used to big billboards, colourful advertising posters and interesting bus decorations drawing our attention to loads of products that we don’t really need but really should buy. Advertising seems to be all about making us notice things that we would normally ignore. But it doesn’t have to be that way, and as…

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Design your own dinosaur

In the latest issue of the Sunday Times, there was a one-page feature about Twinky, Apollo and Prince, the three dinosaur skeletons destined for the new Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum in Singapore (“Special Report: Singapore’s dinosaurs; Get ready for Twinky & friends”, 4 Dec 2011). Describing how the dinosaur bones are assembled, the…

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Fun learning journey

This is my first year attending the Singapore Science Festival and I am amazed at the extent of creativity put into all the booths, workshops and performances that makes learning science easier. I wish I had the opportunity to learn science in such a fun way when I was a student! Filling up the whole…

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Toilet Science

How long has it been since you last went to a washroom? Probably not very long. That is one kind of environment that we are all quite familiar with, by necessity. But how long has it been since you went to a washroom and thought about science? There’s lots of science in and around the…

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