Ratu River Expedition

An EOS tectonics team heads down to the Ratu River. To a site at the feet of the Himalaya. 140km South of Mt Everest. Which sits on a massive fault that runs deep under the mountains. Using one truck, 264 geophones pulse (at 10-300 pulses/second) up to 2km deep, surveying the sub-surface, reflecting sound waves…

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…

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…

Stormy Singapore?

The other day, I took a short break in the Earth – Our Untamed Planet exhibition. I noticed a few things, but what really caught my attention¬†was this image: This is part of an exhibit that describes how typhoons, tropical cyclones and hurricanes come about, and that they really are all the same thing, just…

Mother Earth has caught the Flu

If Earth was a forty year old woman, how long would humans have lived on her? That’s one of the questions asked in the Science Corner of our website. Well, if Earth turned 40 years old today at noon, multicellular life would have appeared on her when she was fifteen, the Dinosaurs would have shown…

Reflection over the Earth Day

A couple of weeks back, I blogged about my thoughts on the environmental issue. A couple of days ago, I heard the topic being spoken of during the ASPAC 2012 Conference (http://aspac2012.com) held here in Science Centre Singapore. During his keynote address on the third day of the conference, Professor Kerry Sieh, Director of the…

Earth Hour – What does it mean to you?

Have you been taking care of our Mother Earth? Recent events have set me thinking about this question once again. Earth Hour Last Saturday (31 Mar 2012), many people observed the Earth Hour. Earth Hour was started by WWF-Sydney in the year 2007 for the people in Sydney to show their support for climate change…