Author: Sandy Ong

Sandy hails from sunny Singapore where she earned a B.S. in life sciences. She then moved to London for a M.S. in forensic science before deciding testing crime scene samples wasn't as cool as it sounded. After spending some years as a medical writer, she moved across the pond to further her love for science writing.

The mathematics of wheelchair basketball

The mathematics of wheelchair basketball

Players and coaches maneuver a numerical classification system in this Paralympic sport

By Peter Hess and Sandy Ong | Posted September 6, 2016

A new ideal

A new ideal

Paralympic wheelchair basketball players set their own standards

By Peter Hess and Sandy Ong | Posted

Seeking closure

Seeking closure

Is it really possible to close a chapter and move on?

By Sandy Ong | Posted July 12, 2016

VIDEO: The science of game design

VIDEO: The science of game design

How to know when to hold an idea and when to fold it

By Sandy Ong | Posted June 20, 2016

Taxing red meat to fight climate change

Taxing red meat to fight climate change

Carbon food tax remains a thought experiment for now

By Sandy Ong | Posted May 24, 2016

How does your GPS know where you are?

How does your GPS know where you are?

Satellites and math help determine your location

By Sandy Ong | Posted May 2, 2016

PODCAST: Near-death experiences

PODCAST: Near-death experiences

Scienceline examines the state of being between life and death

By Sandy Ong | Posted April 12, 2016

Putting a face to crime

Putting a face to crime

Forensic artist Stephen Mancusi creates “bad guy drawings”

By Sandy Ong | Posted March 7, 2016

Culling and contraception

Culling and contraception

Are either of these dirty words for zoos?

By Sandy Ong | Posted

INFOGRAPHIC: Space — Your next holiday destination?

INFOGRAPHIC: Space — Your next holiday destination?

Here’s a look at what’s on offer

By Sandy Ong | Posted February 21, 2016

Going green in life and death

Going green in life and death

A push towards alternative, eco-friendly death practices

By Sandy Ong | Posted February 20, 2016

VIDEO: Bioart in action

VIDEO: Bioart in action

How Project Orange combines biotechnology and design to push the boundaries of art

By Sandy Ong | Posted February 7, 2016

Doctors brainstorm how to halt the prescription painkiller epidemic

Doctors brainstorm how to halt the prescription painkiller epidemic

They recommend treating addiction with medication

By Sandy Ong | Posted January 31, 2016

Tabby’s mystery

Tabby’s mystery

Something 20 times Jupiter’s size may be orbiting a nearby star

By Sandy Ong | Posted January 11, 2016

7 things you should know about seasonal depression and light therapy

7 things you should know about seasonal depression and light therapy

Seasonal affective disorder can be debilitating, but is treatable with bright light

By Sandy Ong | Posted January 2, 2016

Another piece in the breast cancer puzzle

Another piece in the breast cancer puzzle

New study of gene mutations and hormones paves way for research on alternative treatment

By Sandy Ong | Posted December 15, 2015

Shy neighboring galaxy revealed in new close-up

Shy neighboring galaxy revealed in new close-up

New images of the Sculptor dwarf galaxy bring lessons about the Milky Way

By Sandy Ong | Posted December 1, 2015

Beyond Pluto

Beyond Pluto

New Horizons’ next stop is a small icy body a billion miles away

By Sandy Ong | Posted November 2, 2015