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Sweating With An Artificial Skin

Human body’s natural cooling mechanism, also known as sweating, is a messy phenomenon. It leaves you stinking with sweat rings and therefore is not the most desirable experience. It is comical to imagine a world where humans would have also been panting like other animals in order to regulate body […]

Current Diagnosis of Mental Disorders and its Limitations

“A mental disorder is a syndrome characterized by clinically significant disturbance in an individual’s cognition, emotion regulation, or behavior that reflects a dysfunction in the psychological, biological, or developmental processes underlying mental functioning.”1 Well, the above is the classic definition of mental illness according to the American Psychiatric Association following […]

The Journey of DNA Sequencing

Every life form has DNA which is woven together by base, sugar and phosphate groups. Determining the order or sequence of the four bases (adenine, guanine, cytosine, and thymine) is termed DNA Sequencing. The earliest known method of DNA sequencing, also called plus-minus sequencing, was developed by Sanger and Coulson. […]

Nicolas Bourbaki – An Author Who Never Existed

History and Emergence When a student takes up Mathematics as a career for research, he (she) surely comes across this name Nicolas Bourbaki very soon. Mathematics is built on some basic laws which include definition of Sets, Numbers, their addition and much more. These laws are called Axioms (Peano Axioms […]

Killing microbes with Bubbles

If you look into Google search statistics for the search ‘wash hands with soap’, you will find that the term saw a tremendous growth in popularity in the month of March.[1] This trend is quite easily explained as this was around the time when people started to understand the importance […]

How Education Works: A Teacher’s Perspective

We live in a world where we’re constantly battling the paradox of trying to stay away from Social Media with a monitored screen time and the joy of fun that is spelt Netflix & chill. If you have kids, the equation and the responsibility is on you as they are […]

LOCKDOWN: Time to Unlock Our Inner Resilience

The world health organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 as a global pandemic on the 11th of March, 2020. Most of us are experiencing a pandemic for the first time in our lives. It came as an unplanned event in our ‘normal’ routine and marked the next couple of weeks as either […]

Standing In Two Shadows

All of these women were significant contributors to advances that brought fame and recognition to their male colleagues, recognition that bypassed them in their time. The stories of those advances however do contain within them the stories of these overlooked women, even if one has to look to find them. […]

Not You

Content Warning: Although the story is fictional, the following post is focused on the very real experience of Impostor Syndrome and anxiety that many live with every day   11:07 PM. The coffee isn’t warm anymore and it’s definitely not strong enough. Should have picked up RedBull on the way […]

Neutrinos (Part 2): Overview of the standard model.

The standard model of elementary particles displays all the elementary particles that have been discovered till date, this post deals with how the particles are placed in the standard model and how these particles are related to each other. What are elementary particles? Elementary particles are the smallest physical entities […]