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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...

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,...

What is the world’s oldest vertebrate?

IT kicks off the bowhead whale as the oldest vertebrate animas. Meet the Greenland shark. Using a new technique examining the shark’s eye nucleus, scientists...

Where is gold found in nature?

In its natural form, gold is very irregular and not refined, as it is normally seen in its finished state. Gold is found in...

How do bats navigate at night?

Ever heard the idiom ‘as blind as a bat’? It is commonly utilised to denote a person with poor eyesight. On the contrary, bats aren’t...

Why do we have different blood types?

In 19000, Austrian physician Karl Landsteiner discovered there are three blood groups A, B, and O. It was a huge find and he won...

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...

What is the colour of polar bears?

IF you ask any child what colour is the polar bear fur, the answer will probably be white. But scientists after years of research have found that...

Why are avocados toxic to birds?

AVOCADOS are safe for human beings but not for birds. This is due to the fact that avocados contain a compound known as “persin”,...

Why we eat cheese at the end of a meal?

Many people love to eat cheese. In European dining, the cheese course will be served after the main course. Why do they only serve...

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...

Which animal can sleep for 3 years?

THIS animal is known as a slow moving animal. Snail is a small mollusc with a soft and wet body covered with spiral shaped...

Why do some animals hibernate?

DURING the cold winter months, nothing seems more inviting than a warm bed. But for some animals in the wild, crouch down in their...

Why do dogs wag their tail?

Wagging the tail is an emotional language that dogs speak. If the tail sets are not wagging, it shows that the dog is relaxed....

How many nerve cells are there in the brain?

THE HUMAN BRAIN has often been viewed as an outstanding organ among mammalian brains and is the most cognitively able. It is endowed with an overdeveloped cerebral cortex...

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