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 – Janasuddi with Dr. Kollegala Sharma
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.
Listen to our new podcast where we talk about our favourite Nobel and IgNobel science - all with a dash of nerd-ery, geekiness and lots of science jokes!
If you’ve been to Amsterdam or Venice, or seen photographs of these beautiful cities, you would have marvelled at the many canals and the bridges connecting them. Have you ever wondered what prevents the water in these canals from mixing with one another? Of course, it’s because of the embankments that separate them. Had these … Continue reading Preserving the similarity of life
This article was published in the Science Desk section of Newslaundry.com. You can view it here. In 1898, William Ford Robertson, a Scottish pathologist working in the Royal Edinburgh Asylums published his work on an undescribed group of brain cells. A young man of 32 years, he had been staining brain slices with platinum, palladium … Continue reading Glue-ing the brain
Check out our first podcast titled - GMOs: What you need to know Also featured on the Newslaundry Science Desk https://www.newslaundry.com/2017/04/18/the-science-desk-podcast-all-you-need-to-know-about-gmos
Q: What’s with the missing ‘e’? A: There isn’t a missing ‘e’. It is how it is spelt. In fact, it is an acronym for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats. Q: You’ve lost me now, what does all that mean? A: Guilty as charged. You see it all started with biologists who were … Continue reading GENE EDITING MADE CRISPR
Nostalgia is perhaps the easiest forms of time travel. The allure of the past clouded with quirks of one’s memories effects emotions strong enough that they transport us to happier (or sadder) times. Looking back in time can also serve as a corrective measure for individuals and societies. We have all had that one instance … Continue reading Going back, To the future