Wrack your brain!

Due to a wrong move, your lab assistant and you are plunged into an unfamiliar time zone and travel back in time. There is no time for you to waste. Think hard and act fast before your time runs out – you have to hit the time machine’s emergency button to return to the present….

Face your Fears!

Challenge yourself and conquer all of your fears this year at Science Centre’s Phobia Party! Not only do you get enjoy Science Centre at Night, you’re assured to sample some groovy food and drinks. Challenge your friends to face their fears at our Fear Challenge Stations, try your hands at our game stations or enjoy…

Why do we cry when sad?

Call me a weeper or crybaby — when I’m triggered by a wave of emotions, streams of salty tears roll down my face uncontrollably and turn me into a complete hot mess. It could be the grief over my appalling results. Or the sorrow of losing something precious to me. Or it could be the…

Flavours and the Mind

Ever experienced the nostalgia of smelling a place you have been to as a child? Or tasting a 3D printed lollipop and experiencing a sour taste? Check out our Digital Food exhibition and challenge your senses! Taste Test Sugar and Sweetener molecules are very different in molecular size and chemical structure, and yet they fit…

Alzheimer’s Disease

Tabitha Gan underwent an internship at the Science Centre Singapore (SCS). She has written this blog post during her internship at SCS. World Alzheimer’s Day is coming up on 21 September and its aim is to promote awareness about Alzheimer’s and dementia. For those unclear about exactly what Alzheimer’s disease is, it’s basically a disease…

The Mechanics of Dreams

Ever wondered how dreams work? Read on to find out what EnDian Neo has to say about the subject! Is there any research which says that dreams do or don’t have a purpose? What do you personally believe? Research is inconclusive. There are a few theories about why we dream: As a way to remember/record…

Learning about the human digestive system the fun way

Written by A/Prof Lim Tit Meng, Chief Executive, Science Centre Singapore During a workshop for teachers on ‘How to make your class alive where students really learn’ in Jakarta on 9 May 2015, I introduced a classroom activity for students to learn about the human digestive system.  Often students learn from textbook the anatomy of…

Why we eat when we study – The Brain and Self-Control

Tabitha Gan underwent an internship at the Science Centre Singapore (SCS) in December 2014. She has written this blog post during her internship at SCS. Snack companies spend millions of dollars trying to find that perfect blend of spices, chemicals and textures to hook us in- and they’ve succeeded to some extent. We know that…

Which is the more Emotional Gender?

Tabitha Gan underwent an internship at the Science Centre Singapore (SCS) in December 2014. She has written this blog post during her internship at SCS. If you’re like most people, you probably looked at the title of the post and immediately thought the answer was obvious…women, duh! Well, you may be in for a surprise….

New Year Resolutions

Tabitha Gan underwent an internship at the Science Centre Singapore (SCS) in December 2014. She has written this blog post during her internship at SCS. Your brain and self-control People make them constantly. But a series of studies done by clinical psychologist John Norcross has shown that most people don’t manage to keep their New…