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.
Space. The final frontier. These are the voyages of Starship IndSciComm. Its continuing mission - to explore strange new science. To seek out new scientists and new explanations. To boldly go where no one has gone before. Links: Six Easy Pieces Feynman's lectures LIGO , https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LIGO Baryonic asymmetry Beauty factory Quark Antimatter (from NASA Science News) Higgs … Continue reading A Soupçon of SciComm with Arnab Dasgupta on Cosmology
Deeptha thinks Zebrafish are the coolest fish in the world. Probably even the coolest animal ever? Do you know why? Listen! Links: Zebrafish are native to the Himalayan region! The Dorsky Lab at the University of Utah General introduction to Zebrafish and studying their brain - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZDwo20hl1E Zebrafish embryogenesis - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQ6vkDr_Dec
Shrinivasan Raghuraman studies some really shy animals. But they hunt, taser, harpoon and even suck blood! Want to learn more? Press Play!
Chintan Sheth can fly to any spot on the planet, whenever he wants. In fact, he can even fly to Mars if he so wishes! He can do this with a click and a scroll. He wants to tell you that you can too! Listen to him talk about his work! Links - Chintan on … Continue reading A Soupçon of SciComm with Chintan Sheth on Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Devayani Khare is a Geomorphologist who talks to us about Citizen Science and all the different ways in which normal everyday people can get involved in doing science.
In this edition of our mini-podcast series, we talk to Vaishali Rawat who is a writer and conservation advocate at Wildlife Conservation Society in India. She is also Sanctuary Asia Magazine's Young Naturalist of the year for 2017. She talks to us about the importance of ecology, wildlife conservation and geography in our everyday lives.