Convoluted insights

400 million years ago the Himalayas were at the bottom of an ocean. How do I know? Well, that ocean was home to tiny marine creatures. When those died, they became part of the sediment. Then, as the Indian and Asian tectonic plates collided, the sea floor was thrust up, forming what we today know…

Design your own dinosaur

In the latest issue of the Sunday Times, there was a one-page feature about Twinky, Apollo and Prince, the three dinosaur skeletons destined for the new Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum in Singapore (“Special Report: Singapore’s dinosaurs; Get ready for Twinky & friends”, 4 Dec 2011). Describing how the dinosaur bones are assembled, the…

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!…