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What is shark skin made of?

Ever touched a shark before? A shark’s skin appears rather smooth and sleek. However, it feels very rough, similar to a sand paper. Most fishes are...

How do stalagmite and stalactite form?

Stalactites and stalagmites are types of rock formation prevalent in limestone caves. A stalactite hangs from the ceiling or sides of a cave whereas...

What is a Komodo dragon?

Komodo dragons are the largest and heaviest lizards on Earth. The name ‘Komodo dragon’ originated from rumours claiming that a dragon-like creature inhabited the...

Why can’t crocodiles chew their food?

CROCODILES are large reptiles that are prevalent in tropical regions of Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Crocodiles are carnivorous creatures and would feast...

Why do crab walk sideways?

STRANGELY enough, there is absolutely nothing wrong with crabs moving sideways. In fact, crabs walk sideways for the same reason humans walk forward! Crabs have...

Why do we have food cravings?

CAN’T stop thinking about that bag of potato chips all day? Chocolate bar? Doughnuts? So why do we crave for the food we crave?...

What’s the secret behind a lion’s roar?

THE lion is one of the largest carnivores on land. Nicknamed ‘The king of the jungle’, it possesses a deafening roar that would instill fear...

How can heavy metal music be beneficial?

HAVE you listened to heavy metal songs before? Do bands such as Metallica, Slipknot or Avenged Sevenfold ring a bell? According to an article in...

Golden Rice

Deficiency of vitamin A is a global predicament, particularly in developing countries. This is consequently due to poor diet practices as a result of...

What is the resolution of human eye?

A 576-megapixel resolution means that in order to create a screen with a picture so sharp and clear that you can’t distinguish the individual...

What causes a monsoon?

It’s been raining quite heavily recently. Malaysia has two monsoon seasons; the Southwest Monsoon which occurs from late May to September, and the Northeast...

Who were the Neanderthals?

THE Neanderthals were none other than our closest human relatives! Yes, you read that right. Having lived throughout Europe and Asia in the Pleistocene Epoch...

How are diamonds formed?

DIAMONDS are always referred as a girl’s best friend. They are used for multiple purposes from jewellery to utilisation in lasers. Diamonds are the hardest,...

Who invented carbon dating?

BEFORE 1940s, scientists had no accurate way of determining the age of fossils or other ancient objects. They had to rely on relative dating...

Why do snakes shed their skin?

ALL animals shed their skin. It isn’t obvious in mammals such as humans as it is an on-going process that occurs throughout one’s lifetime...

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