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Thursday, September 21, 2017

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...

Why does the moon sometimes appear orange or red?

THE orange and red tints that the Sun and Moon sometimes take on are caused by particles in the Earth’s atmosphere. When light (or more...

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...

New research shows Zika can damage the eyes

A novel finding from research conducted by Wayne State University School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology at the Kresge Eye Institute has shown that...

Why do elephants have big ears?

During a hot day, we tend to sweat. However, elephants are unable to do so. Ever wondered how do they regulate their body temperature? Elephants...

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...

How dirty are our phones?

ARE you aware how contaminated your phones are with pathogens? Here’s a fun fact: each square inch of your phone contains roughly 25,000 germs. Surprisingly, there...

De-horning cattle without pain

HEY, did you know that cattles have now been made hornless through genetic editing? In large scale farming for livestock, cattles live close to each...

Who came up with the practice of vaccination?

An English doctor and ‘The father of immunology’, Edward Jenner presented the gift of vaccination to the world. In 1796, he performed his famous experiment...

How geodes are formed?

PEOPLE are crazy for geodes right now. A geode may look like a plain, ugly rock from the outside, but when it is broken open, it is...

Why do crocodiles often lie with their mouths open?

Crocodiles are cold blooded reptiles prevalent in tropical regions of Africa, the Americas, Asia and Australia. They are members of the order Crocodilia that...

What is the risk of flying?

BY SCIENCE BRIDGE ACADEMY During holidays, many of us will take the opportunity to travel somewhere, perhaps overseas. With low cost air-lines abundant, many of us...

How the King Cobra got its name?

The King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) is one of the most menacing snakes in the world. They are able to reach 5.5 metres in length,...

How does fibre improve our digestion?

FIBRE is important to our digestive system. Women under 50 years need about 25 grams a day while men under 50 years need about 38...

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...

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