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…

Fossil fish discovered in SCS staircase

Walking up and down the stairs instead of taking the lift is good exercise, and I am a frequent user of the staircase at the Science Centre. Imagine my surprise, then, when I discovered that one of the tiles on those very stairs had a fossil fish embedded that I had never noticed before! Judging…

Digging up my little dino!

Guest Post by Leaellyn Rich, the daughter of Professor Patricia Vickers-Rich, who delivered two intriguing talks entitled ‘Dinos in Mukluks’ on 21 and 22 October at Science Centre Singapore. The following is an adapation of Leaellyn’s “My Little Dino” article. I always wanted my very own dinosaur. Then my parents found one for me—deep in an Australian mine!…