Science correspondent Alok Jha of The Guardian examines the controversial theory that the ancient Maya civilisation predicted that the world will be destroyed on Dec 21, 2012. He speaks to Mayan expert Professor Elizabeth Graham at the British Museum about the idea’s origins and if it has any scientific validity.
Can’t get enough of real-life subjects turning into their miniature counterparts with the magic of tilt-shift videography?
Check out this awesome time-lapse video of various parts of Singapore, featuring our trains and expressways, the CBD skyline, and people milling around in Chinatown and outside Orchard ION.
You can even witness the “Lego-land” version of our National Day Parade, including the Presidential drive-by inspection of the regiments.
The video was created by Keith Loutit, a Sydney photographer and filmmaker who is into transforming cityscapes into miniature wonderlands, and one of the pioneers of the tilt-shift and time-lapse technique.
Which was your favourite scene in the video?
Lingerie brand Triumph celebrated its 40th year in Singapore with a preview of its Autumn Winter Collection, at the historic Alkaff Mansion restaurant in Telok Blangah.
Most people of all ages have all heard of Gangnam Style, a South Korean rap that’s gone viral – I’ve even heard stories of mothers asking their children if they’ve heard of it (and then performing the moves). And what better way to celebrate Singapore’s birthday month than to come up with our own local version, which quite a few enterprising people have done. The one on top’s the extremely well shot and lip-synced version by videography company Toxipen that features a Korean lad walking (Gangnam Style) around Singapore. Local vlogger Dee Kosh also has his own version, this time taking the effort to give the lyrics more of a Singaporean flavour.
Check both out and tell us which you prefer!
And if somehow you’re not one of the 28 million views the original video has had, here it is:
If you missed the semi-final of the women’s Olympic fencing, in which South Korean fencer Shin Lam held a sit-down protest when she lost to Germany’s Britta Heidemann after a clock reset: Don’t worry, the Guardian has a replay. In Lego. Complete with stormtrooper helmets.