Music in the time of hearing loss

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

A Soupçon of SciComm with Vivek Nityananda on stereo vision in Praying Mantis

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

Vigyaan-Vichaar Ep1

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

Shoot the Shit – 2

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.