NUS' Professor Phoon Kok Kwang and Dr Olivia Jensen from the Lloyd's Register Foundation Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk used big data and rigorous evaluation to explain why public perception to the risk of climate change is often misjudged.
Three innovators from the field of biomedical research — BIGHEART Principal Investigators Asst Prof Shao Huilin, Asst Prof Catherine Ong and Asst Prof Toh Yi-Chin — shared their work and influence, and on a more personal note, the challenges faced by women in the scientific field.
Dr Kelvin Seah Kah Cheng from NUS Economics gave his opinion on the unintended effects of subject-based banding if parents shy away from schools that group students into mixed-ability classes.
A team of researchers from the Mechanobiology Institute at NUS, Temasek Life-Sciences Laboratory, and NUS Biological Sciences have found the cue that enables symmetry breaking in the nematode worm C. elegans zygote.
Researchers from NUS Biological Sciences have revealed that haze can negatively impact the survival rates of caterpillars. Toxic chemicals within haze can enter through valve-like openings on their bodies, shown here magnified.
While analysing the diversity of filoviruses in Rousettus bats in China, Duke-NUS Medical School researchers, in collaboration with Chinese scientists, discovered, identified and characterised a new genus of the virus in one of the bats.
A study by researchers from NUS Biological Sciences discovered a relationship between the slender pitcher plant Nepenthes gracili and the crab spider Thomisus nepenthiphilus. The spider is able to exploit the pitcher plant’s sweet-smelling nectar to catch its prey, while at the same time provide supplementary nutrients for its host.
Researchers from NUS Biological Sciences and the Indonesian Institute of Science have described an unusual new songbird species — the Rote Leaf-Warbler Phylloscopus rotiensis named after Rote, Indonesia where it was found.