How fast can you say the name of our summary episode without stopping? Feel like trying? This is what its called - A Seasonful of Soupçons! Listen to our banter and discussions on what we learnt from our first clutch of episodes! Links: Intro and Outro music are samples from "Que Paciencia" by Los Sundayers … Continue reading A Seasonful of Soupçons
Dr. Laungani is the first ever Associate Professor to be featured in our series! Listed as we chat about Plant Ecology, Biochar and his work at Doane University in Nebraska. Links: Dr. Ramesh Laungani at Doane University The Laungani Lab Biochar The 100Women STEM project
by Amrita Anand Ludwig van Beethoven’s symphonies are celebrated masterpieces of Western classical music. But, did you know that he composed several of them while suffering from severe hearing impairment? Beethoven’s sad predicament is by no means an isolated case: many acclaimed modern day musicians, including Eric Clapton and Pete Townshend, suffer from hearing loss. … Continue reading Music in the time of hearing loss
Manan Gupta talks to us about how reading Richard Dawkins helped him change his interests, about how subject boundaries are artificially created and his work on Evolution and Niche construction. Tune in!
Praying Mantis (Photograph by Patrick Kavanagh) Who are you and what do you do? I am Vivek Nityananda, Postdoctoral Research Associate at Newcastle University where I am affiliated with the Centre for Behaviour and Evolution. The main focus of my research is on how animals use their senses and cognition and how that links … Continue reading A Soupçon of SciComm with Vivek Nityananda on stereo vision in Praying Mantis
Despite the multitude of languages that exist in India, communication of science is often limited to only a few and often centred around major cities. This obviously leads to the problem of scientific knowledge and ideas not reaching those who would benefit from it the most. But all is not doom and gloom. Armed with … Continue reading Vigyaan-Vichaar Ep1
Can you feel somebody else's emotions? Pain, frustration, relief and even happiness? Humans might be one of the very few species that can do this with remarkable fidelity! Reema Jayakar explains how understand this Universality of Human emotions was a turning point for her as a neuropsychologist.
Vijay Ramesh talks to us about why its important to learn from the past so that we can effectively predict our future - not just for global warming, but also for bird migrations!
Hummingbirds are some of the tiniest birds with one of the highest metabolism rates ever found in the animal kingdom. Listen to Anusha Shankar explain how they manage to sleep at night and not die of starvation!
Listen to our first ever yearly round-up of what we do for work, in our free time, our favourite shows and our scientific, nerdy and geeky pet peeves.