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Exclusive interview: Fossil preparation

Every serious collector of fossils will at some point have found herself either trying to remove a fossil from its matrix, repair a broken fossil, stabilize, restore, or polish a specimen to improve its appearance. When getting help from one of the very … 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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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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Recreating dinosaurs, really

Ever since the Jurassic Park movies, the world has been entralled with the possibility of recreating dinosaurs. Unlike the movies however, studies in the early 1990s that successfully extracted DNA from insects trapped in 40 million-year old fossilised amber, as … Continue reading

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Alchemy

You can turn rocks into gold … with fossil finance! The global market for fossil investments has been growing rapidly in recent years. The Wall Street Journal reports that the price of some fossils have increased tenfold in the past … 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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Just how old are these things?

Here’s a handy geological timeline for the different eras that mark prehistory: Palaeontologists are frequently called upon to date fossil specimens according to this timeline, and may do so with a convincing degree of accuracy. There in fact exists great … Continue reading

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