About Us

Established in 2017, FTLOScience (formerly The Skeptical Chemist) is an independent science publishing and education platform based in Singapore. Our mission is to create a more scientifically literate world by fostering the love of science. As kids, we’re naturally curious about the world, constantly asking ‘why’ and ‘how’ things are. However, this love for questioning is frowned upon by society, such that when we become adults, many of us accept things as they arehesitant to question authority.

At FTLOScience, we want to bring back this sense of wonder we felt as kids. We go beyond what is taught in textbooks, writing about new scientific discoveries in ways that both scientists and non-scientists can enjoy. We want to show the world that science is for everyone; that being scientifically literate helps us ask difficult questions, challenge the status quo and lead fulfilling lives.

Our commitment to the scientific method is reinforced by the rigorous fact-checking and referencing process that our articles are subject to. Many news and social media outlets tend to exaggerate scientific claims; being skeptics, we only publish scientifically accurate information that our readers can trust. 

“Science is a way of skeptically interrogating the universe. If we are not able to ask skeptical questions, to interrogate those who tell us that something is true, to be skeptical of those in authority, then we’re up for grabs for the next charlatan—political or religious—who comes ambling along.”

Carl Sagan, Astrophysicist and Science Communicator

Do you share in our mission of creating a more scientifically literate society? Contact us for suggestions, collaborations and work/internship opportunities. If you’re keen to publish as a guest writer, check out our ‘Write For Us‘ initiative.