Wednesday, September 28, 2022

5 Fascinating Facts About Carrier Pigeons

Long before wireless networks, carrier pigeons were widely used to send messages. We uncovered five fascinating fast facts about carrier pigeons through the years....

Oceans, Seas, Rivers – What’s the Difference?

Oceans, seas and rivers are the Earth’s prized assets, influencing the survival of flora and fauna, as well as sustaining organisms and all living...

Slitherin’ Singapore

Snakes are often perceived as deadly animals, cunning creatures to be feared and revered at the same time. But is this perception representative of all snakes? Why have snakes consistently been used as mythical symbols across many cultures in all the major civilisations? Research assistant Mary-Ruth Low opines that while venomous snakes should be respectfully avoided, there’s a whole world out there of colourful and delightful snakes on the sunny island of Singapore!

Jiuzhaigou Valley

The travertine mirrors of Min Shan Text by YD Bar-Ness & Photos by Lunita S V Mendoza To encounter a calm, clear pool of water in...
Giant Tuskers, Asian Elephants , Woolly Mammoth

Asia’s Great Tuskers see their last days

Great Tuskers are the closest living cousins of the legendary Woolly mammoth. Their tusks grow up to a whopping 2 metres long! Magnificent though they may be, these appendages are the very reason the elephants are quickly going extinct.

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

By now, most of us are aware that there is a large patch of plastic floating in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. What...

Asia’s Most Quake-Prone Countries

Asia's Most Quake-Prone Countries: 1. Indonesia: 50 Occurrences 2. Japan: 31 Occurrences 3. Pakistan: 19 Occurrences 4. Papua New Guinea: 19 Occurrences 5. Russia: 13 Occurrences 6. Solomon Islands: 11...

Masters of The Universe: A Look at the World’s Highest Mountains

Countdown: The Eight-Thousanders No two numbers enthral avid mountaineers more than 8,000 and 14. Earth’s 14 mountains taller than 8,000 metres weed out the most...

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