Category Archives: SCOM1001

Is this our chance to recreate evolution?

I’m sure you all learnt about fossils when you were in primary school. The thought of fossils probably sparks images in your head of dinosaurs or little rocks with shapes of animals on them, right? The truth is, there’s a … Continue reading

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Worming to the Centre of the Earth – Turning Your Core Healthier

Are you fond of gardening? Growing your own vegetables? You might not enjoy any of those activities, but during your childhood you probably enjoyed digging a hole in the ground searching for buried treasure or even to see how deep … Continue reading

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Anxiety: The deception from the brain

  Anxious people are not feeble-minded. It is their brains that play the fool with them.   It is very normal to worry about scary things – like speaking in front of hundreds of people, or losing someone you love. … Continue reading

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Approach Gravitational Waves Via 3 Questions

“Ladies and gentlemen, we have detected the gravitational waves! We did it!” The whole world is fascinated by this exciting announcement. For the first time, scientists have observed a temporary gravitational signal generated by two black holes crashing together, confirming … Continue reading

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Why we need to ban this common pesticide

In a recent study , Valeria Rivero Osimani and her colleagues have found that the exposure of a pregnant woman to organophosphate pesticides can affect the functioning of the placenta. This research adds yet another hazard to the growing list of … Continue reading

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Caldera Me, Maybe? The Truth About Volcanic Disasters

Something’s brewing in America that could devastate mankind—and we aren’t talking about Trump. There’s no single natural disaster quite as destructive as a volcanic eruption. A single volcano can knock cities off the map. It can cause global climate change, … Continue reading

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Sacrifice One Tooth to Benefit the Jaw

A recent study by Associate Professor Koray Halicioglu and his team have shone light on the martyr we know as our first molars. People are petrified of the dentist, and there’s a nasty image painted of the rusty pliers, long … Continue reading

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On the prowl: tigers in distress

Its 3:30pm and dinner time for the big cats. The crowd begins to gather outside the glass and inside you can see the tigers pacing back and forth, tails twitching. The heads of the crowd move as one; mesmerized by … Continue reading

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To tan or not to tan; is that even a question?

If there’s anything Slip! Slop! Slap! has taught us, it’s if you don’t want to get skin cancer, you need to protect yourself against the sun. But what the Victorian Council’s message didn’t teach us, was that it’s not only … Continue reading

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Child Aggression: Prevention is Better Than Cure

Ever heard of child aggression? Or wondered why some children tended to be more aggressive than others?   Well, this year, researchers from the United States of America, have managed to pinpoint what the early predictors of child aggression are. … Continue reading

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