Monthly Archives: January 2013

$2.5 shipment of illegal ivory from Africa seized

$2.5 shipment of illegal ivory from Africa seized THE authorities have intercepted a shipment of about 1.8 tonnes of raw ivory tusks in what is the largest seizure since 2002. The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) and Singapore Customs conducted … Continue reading

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Seminar: Natural Selection and Evolution: Lessons from butterfly mimicry (Friday 1 February, 4 PM, LT 20)

All are welcome!  “Natural Selection and Evolution: Lessons from butterfly mimicry”, a seminar by Dr Krushnamegh Kunte Date:  1 February 2013; Time: 4 PM; Venue: LT 20, Faculty of Science (map) Abstract: Natural selection is the central tenet of evolutionary biology. A … Continue reading

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Art Garfunkel and his bright eyed crab

Apart from Beyonce’s bootylicious fly and Lady Gaga’s fern, a new species of crab from Christmas Island has been named for Art Garfunkel, in tribute to his song “Bright eyes” and one can certainly see why! The paper by Peter … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about green issues in Singapore

Let’s talk about green issues in Singapore Participants at Our SG Conversation discuss need for better public awareness, policy focus – Grace Chua The first Our Singapore Conversation (OSC) dialogue for the environment community, held on a rainy Saturday morning at … Continue reading

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MRT network size to double by 2030

MRT network size to double by 2030  Christopher Tan SINGAPORE’S train network is set to double in size over the next 17 years, with two new lines and three extensions announced yesterday. The slew of new projects means 80 per … Continue reading

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RMBR staff recognised in 2012’s NUS Quality Service and Faculty of Science Awards

Cheers are around us here in the Department of Biological Sciences as staff bag nine out of 20 faculty-wide spots for 2012’s NUS Quality Service and NUS Faculty of Science Awards! From RMBR alone, collections manager Kelvin, curator Siong Kiat, Scientific … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Singapore Big Year, a year’s worth of bird race!

Text to article Winged fancies Record 265 species spotted during first-ever S’pore Big Year, a year-long bird-spotting race – Grace Chua As 2012 waned, a motley group of birders with cameras, binoculars and field scopes craned their necks at a … Continue reading

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