Aurora: Lights of Wonder

Authored by Cassia Pang and Reviewed by Danny The Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, was once thought to be a bad omen by some, since the red lights represented the blood of revenging enemies killed in battle. Others believed that the ribbons of light were the dancing spirits of their ancestors. The brighter the Lights,…

The Improbable Aircon: Why Singapore Should Care About Antarctica

By Sandra Marichal A month ago, I found myself harnessed to a rope held by an expedition crew member who was, at the time, wearing five layers of clothes shielding from the -15°C winds. I, on the other hand, was wearing my two-piece bikini, ready to jump into the -2°C waters off the Antarctic Peninsula….

About Earth and Climate Change

Somehow, I did not hear much about the Earth Hour this year, unlike the hype for the past few years, considering it is only about a week away. I went to the Earth Hour website and saw the tagline “Stop the burning and grow a forest.” I believe many of us would identify with it,…

Climate Change – Learn about it live!

In 30 minutes, our Science Educator will bring you from 4.5 billion years ago to the present world, from planet Earth to outer space, to help us understand  how Earth has evolved through the years, how lifeforms on this planet has contributed to the change of its living environment, and appreciate what Earth has given…

Ringing in the New Year!

Whether in reverence of revelry, I’m sure that many of you are planning to usher in the New Year with joy! As you gear up for the countdown parties at Marina Bay, Sentosa or in the heartlands, take a time-out to take stock of the past. And as you do that, remember also the many…

Sheepy and friends @ The Climate Change Show

It has come to the time of the year again. Earth Hour is happening around the world today and the interesting Climate Change Show I watched at Object Theatre, Climate Change Exhibition, Science Centre Singapore three weeks ago timely reminded me of it. The Climate Change Show (a production of Science North) is an interesting…

Titans of the Ice Age

Clash of the Titans? Well, those were the exact words I heard in the Omni Theatre IMAX movie “Titans of the Ice Age”, but the Titans here refer to the mammoths of the last ice age, and the clash refers to the fight for leadership between the male mammoths. Indeed, territorial fight exist way back…

Earth Hour – What is your personal report card?

March and April tends to set most of us thinking more about Mother Earth, in view of all the rave about Earth Hour and Earth Day. Like what I mentioned in my earlier blogs (Earth Hour – What does it mean to you?) and (Reflection over the Earth Day), these are just symbolic events while…

To the Arctic

I finally watched “To the Arctic” during the Hari Raya Haji public holiday. Some friends were interested and off we went to the Omni-Theatre for the evening show. Right from the start, the 45-minute IMAX movie tugged at my heartstrings. The narrator told a tale of a pair of polar bears (mother and cub) that…

Into the Woods

Did you know that 2011 is the UN International Year of Forests? There are so many years of this and that these days, you would be forgiven to have missed this one. But there are good reasons the UN is highlighting the importance of forests; Millions of people depend directly on forests for their livelihood,…