Daniel Soo


Daniel is a psychology major at Yale-NUS college. When he was seven he discovered the ancient tusk of a wooly mammoth. After those four inches of backbreaking excavation, he had wasted no time in telling everyone else at the playground about his precious find—until his elder brother cruelly revealed the serial numbers on the standard-issue PVC pipe. He spends the rest of his days trying to deal with this traumatic setback with tai chi, writing, and listening to Carole King.

Stories by Daniel Soo

Embracing Futuristic Technology For Asia’s Growth

Panel speakers at the Leaders in Science forum discussed the importance of embracing technologies of the future.

Wake Up and Smell The Roses—Virtually

You can now send tastes, smells and even kisses virtually. A new age of virtual reality involving all five senses is here, with Adrian Cheok of the Imagineering Institute at its forefront.

How To Control Eczema? With Fierce Bacterial Competition

Despite appearing normal in between flareups, the skin of eczema patients is chock-full of ‘opportunistic pathogens' but deficient in helpful bacteria.

Images From Space Show Asia’s Breathtaking Beauty (VIDEO)

These images taken from space showcase the breathtaking beauty of Asia’s diverse landscapes.

Scientists Develop Primate Model Of Zika Virus

The primate model for the Asian-lineage Zika virus could help researchers evaluate potential vaccines and therapies, especially those that are intended for use during pregnancy.

Should Asian Universities Offer The US-style Liberal Arts Degree?

Asia is starting to embrace the American style liberal arts education, writes Daniel Soo, a third-year student from Yale-NUS, Singapore's first liberal arts college.

Happy Or Sad? This Face Recognition Technology Reads Your Emotions (VIDEO)

Meet FaceRecog, the machine that knows how you are feeling today.

Predicting Earthquakes From Underground ‘Ultrasounds’ (VIDEO)

By pairing vibrational pulses with seismic sensors, researchers have developed a method to detect faults deep below the Earth's surface and predict future earthquakes.