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Sea Monsters: Past and Present

Sentosa’s S.E.A. Aquarium’s latest exhibition features prehistoric creatures from the past, and offered an educational journey into many of the living fossils that are still extant today. Visitors were greeted by a massive plesiosaur that served to illustrate the fossilisation process. … Continue reading

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Is that fossil real?

One of the most popular questions we’re asked is how to tell if a fossil is fake. Especially to urbanites in a young country with few historical relics, it seems almost mindboggling to be actually holding a specimen that’s millions of years … Continue reading

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Rocking it at the United World College

United World College (UWC) was embarking on a new Grade 4 academic unit about the Earth and changes to its geology. After spending weeks investigating the structure of the earth and types of rocks and visiting the Science Centre’s Earth: Our … Continue reading

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Plesiosaur aplenty

Like many, I first came to know about plesiosaurs through stories of Nessie, the famous Lock Ness Monster of Scotland’s Highlands first mentioned in the 6th Century. Gosh, I thought, this is one ancient creature that may not have gone … 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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Dinosaur-inspired legends

Long before the study of fossil remains became a formal discipline, our forefathers would come across huge bones and dinosaur skeletons in terrifying shapes. The human imagination has interpreted this in various forms, and captured this in amazing tales that … Continue reading

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