A revisit of the caterpillar

You might have read our blog posts sometimes in July about this caterpillar that appeared in our office. 1. I spy with my little eye… 2. Nature is everywhere indeed! Or you might have just seen the picture or video post on our “Science It” Facebook page. In the composition picture above, we showed the…

S-s-s-something smells off

This morning’s been interesting… I got to my workspace and found a poster, my design colleague had placed on my keyboard. It read: ‘Work hard and be nice to people, except children – they whine too much. Not sure why she chose to give me that on her last day at work but it’s a…

Caught Red-handed!

Marine tank in Science Centre’s Snails Mini-Exhibition One by one, our giant clams were ravaged. And no one knew why. I was told it was due to the warm water temperature in our tanks, which was probably true-in part. However, even after the installation of a second-hand chiller, which kept the water temperature low, the…

I spy with my little eye…

I spy with my little eye… something beginning with the letter ‘C’… s0mething green… something that looks like it has folds in its skin, much like a bunched up sock… something that has its wriggly moments – opting at times to inch along animatedly and at other times, lying perfectly still. Can you guess what it is? Why yes,…

Nature is everywhere indeed!

How true it is to say that Nature is everywhere. This morning, it appeared in the form of a caterpillar on my colleague Danny’s desk, apparently dropped from a plant pot. Amused by the unusual find, we spent a while observing its action. While it seemed to be moving quite a bit initially, it totally…

Nature is everywhere

I had an intriguing five minutes this morning. Like every morning, I was washing the dishes after breakfast when I noticed, out of the corner of my eye, a movement on the kitchen wall above the sink. Expecting the usual ant or small moth or fly, I had a closer look, but couldn’t find anything….

What can I do?

Guest post by Kate Tan , member of a Community Problem Solving group named “Project Wish” and member of the Singapore Academy of Young Engineers and Scientists. This is a re-post of her original blog here. When I tell people that I am part of a group whose mission is to raise awareness of the…

Snails – A salty memory?

Recently, I posted a photo of the underside of a snail which was crawling vertically up a tank on our Science Communication Facebook page “Science It“. When I shared the photo with my friends, there were several responses. One said he used to be crazy over snails during his Primary School days, and even kept…

Hippo Aggression!

The topic and timing of this contribution is probably a little odd, particularly since it’s on the eve of New Year’s Eve, but maybe the fierce nature of this topic suits the lead-up to the year ahead as we usher in the Year of the Dragon! Moving right along, I’ve made it a religious habit…

The broken wing

I am a big fan of anything that creeps or crawls. I spent a few years training and watching ants and honey bees, so obviously I like those. But I also enjoy picking up beetles, or play with spiders. When a fly or moth is trapped behind a window, I will show them the way…