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How one Singapore scientist can slow down global warming

In 1980, Russian geophysician Sergey Zimov moved to the Republic of Sakha in the northern Siberian region of Yakutia, to study causes of Pleistocene extinctions and atmospheric changes in greenhouse gases at one of the largest research stations in the … Continue reading

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Exhibition Review: Titans of the Past

After a few wonderful months, the Titans of the Past exhibition is finally approaching its final two weeks. We made a third visit today, this time with our nieces, and were pleasantly surprised to see that the Science Centre was … Continue reading

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Jack Horner in Singapore

This was a very special week for many of us, as the most famous paleontologist, Professor John “Jack” Horner, visited Singapore to open the Science Centre’s latest exhibition Titans of the Past. Titans of the Past tells a story through … Continue reading

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The Giant Lion that wasn’t

Modern sloths are members of the superorder Xenarthra, which includes anteaters and armadillos. They are slow moving, and often host many other parasites and organisms such as insects and fungi. They sleep anywhere from 10 to 18 hours a day, … Continue reading

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Treasures at the Malay Art Gallery

Back in January, Kai Wee was kind enough to point us towards the Malay Art Gallery at 31 Bussorah Street, a conservation shophouse near Haji Lane. We visited the shop then, but haven’t had time to write this up till … Continue reading

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Top 5 Natural History Museums in the World

I’ve been fortunate to have visited several natural history museums, where the world’s best fossil treasures are stored safely for all to enjoy. Natural history museums should be a first stop for all new fossil collectors, before embarking on that … Continue reading

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