Where were you half a billion years ago?

Insects are everywhere and, as far as we humans are concerned, they always have been and always will be. We, as a species, have been around for about 200,000 years. The first members of the primates – the taxonomic order we belong to – emerged around 80 million years ago. And the first vertebrates to leave the sea…

An evolutionary excursion (Part I)

I can’t remember the last time we erected a statue in honour of a scientist or of anyone for that matter! It’s been long… too long I think. Well, it looks like that end could now wait, with the prospect of a bronze statue right here in Singapore, commemorating the life and scientific legacy of…