Why are things the way they are?

By Ng Keen Yung and Peh Hui Min Biology’s answer to this is the theory of natural selection. Nature’s vast variety of species is the culmination of millions of years of gradual adaptation to various environments. This is the topic of the latest, and the first 3D digital film to hit the Omni-Theatre, Natural Selection…

Ever seen a cow eye dissection?

I recently watched an interesting video by the Exploratorium. Rose, one of their explainers (people who explain science to their visitors) was dissecting a cow eye. She explained that as the cow eyeball is similar to that of the human eyeball, the dissection will help to explain how our eye works. I thought it was…

The Promise of Stem Cells

Guest Post by Dr Mark Chong, who was one of the distinguished speakers at a public Stem Cell Symposium entitled ‘Promise or Hype?’ that was organised by Science Centre Singapore and the Stem Cell Society on 13 August 2011. Perhaps it’s because I’ve come to THAT age, that I’ve recently come to notice advertisements by…