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How does a compass work?

IF YOU’RE lost in the jungle, your best chance of finding your way might be via a tiny magnet. A magnet is what makes...

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...

What is dactyloscopy?

HAVE YOU EVER TIP-TOED into your sibling’s room to peek into something? You probably left behind evidence of your secret visit. A fingerprint expert could likely find fingerprints...

How did human become intelligent?

YOU might think that intelligence is the crowning of human evolution. It is true that it could be good if there were more intelligent...

How does a lie detector work?

IF you’re like most people, lying makes your heart race. It makes you pant. It drives up your blood pressure and makes you drip...

What animal dies and comes back to life?

WHAT? Is it true that an animal comes back to life after death? The answer is yes. Mind blowing right? There are a few animals...

How does a human calculator work?

MALAYSIAN ‘human calculator’ Yaashwin Sarawanan (pix) finished second in the finals of Asia’s Got Talent 2019 competition recently. We are all fascinated with his astounding...

What is world’s most venomous plant?

“GYMPIE GYMPIE’ is hardly the name you’d expect for a stinging-plant. It looks quite harmless too, but in reality, the Gympie-Gympie is one of the...

Why can’t owls roll their eyes?

THE OWL is known as nocturnal birds. Owls are birds of prey and they have a sharp beak as well as sharp claws in order to catch and eat...

How hot is lightning?

THE MOST DESTRUCTIVE FORCE of nature is lightning. In simple terms, lightning is a sudden electrostatic discharge caused by imbalanced between storm clouds and the ground which occurs during thunderstorm. We...

Why do snakes dance to the sound of a flute?

HAVE you ever seen a snake-charmer playing a flute or pungi and a snake swaying its head to the tune of the pungi? It...

What animal camouflages itself into multiple species of animals?

THE  mimic octopus which is scientifically known as Thaumoctopus mimicus is an Indo-Pacific species of octopus capable of impersonating other local species. They are...

Who created the first map of the world?

SOME of the earliest known maps date back to 16,500 B.C.E. and show the night sky instead of the Earth. Maps were also created...

Why food left out for too long be dangerous for consumption?

SOMETIMES we accidentally leave out food for a while in the open while we go about our work. While the uncovered food in itself...

How are instant noodles made?

INSTANT noodles are sold in a precooked and dried noodle block, with flavouring powder and/or seasoning oil. The flavouring is usually in a separate packet,...

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