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What is the toughest animal on earth?

THIS small 1.0 mm animal can survive both the hottest and coldest environments on earth, and can even stand high levels of radiation. Do...

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 do parrots mimic human speech?

If you’re wondering why parrots imitate sounds they hear, it’s because they’re social creatures. They feel a need to be able to interact and...

What causes seasons on Earth?

A SEASON is a division of the year marked by changes in weather, ecology and the amount of daylight. In temperate and polar regions,...

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...

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...

Great women of science

How does a caterpillar turn into a butterfly?

SOME of us may be wondering, how a caterpillar turns into a butterfly. Well in order to become a butterfly, the caterpillar needs to go...

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...

What are rhinoceros’ horns made up of?

Rhinoceros or rhinos are large, herbivorous mammals that are commonly identified by their horned snouts. The word rhinoceros were derived from Greek words in...

Where is the world’s largest active volcano?

THE ever famous tourist vacation spot, Hawaii, is home to the world’s largest volcano, Mauna Loa. To date, the lava produced by this enormous...

How do tornadoes form?

A TORNADO is a violently rotating column of air extending from a thunderstorm to the ground. The most violent tornadoes are capable of tremendous destruction...

Why is the octopus brain so extraordinary?

WHAT could octopuses possibly have in common with us? After all, they do not have lungs, a spine or even the ability to talk...

Why stars twinkle in the night sky?

THE  song goes “Twinkle twinkle little star…” Ever wonder what is the cause of the twinkling of stars? Stars twinkle because we view them through our...

How does water exist inside a coconut?

WATER absorbed by the root system flows against gravity through the capillaries to the nut. Freshwater that gets accumulated in coconut is actually ‘endosperm’ or...

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