Cancer: The closest humanity has gotten to immortality

On March 15, 2022 by anon

Immortality is quite an absurd notion. All living things are innately mortal. All living things are doomed to meet their maker.  What living entity would dare to resist such a fundamental law? Cancer cells. They resist apoptosis, also known as programmed cell death. They resist autophagy, the self-eating mechanism that […]

Theoretical Chemistry: A Monster to Befriend

On February 20, 2021 by anon

Theoretical chemistry aims to provide explanations for chemical observations and possibly pose prospective research questions for future experimental research. In today’s research scenario, the diverse interests involved within theoretical chemistry have become more observable. A few exciting research areas where theoretical chemistry plays a significant role are drug-discovery, protein-folding, astro-chemistry, […]

The WhatsApp Situation

On January 12, 2021 by Aaruni Kaushik

This post is a reprint of my post inspired by WhatsApp’s updated Terms of Service on 4th Jaunary 2020 tl;dr Facebook acquired WhatsApp in 2014 claiming that the acquisition is out of ambitions leading to the the improvement of the whole web, and promising that WhatsApp will continue to function […]

Population Ecology I

On December 2, 2020 by anon

A major component of modern ecology is the study of different species in terms of their interactions, growth, and evolution. Population ecology is a vast and fascinating field that helps us quantify some of the changes that occur in an ecosystem. It enables us to observe patterns in the interaction […]

In Conversation with Vania Cao

On November 24, 2020 by Promit Ray

The following post features an interview with Vania Cao; neuroscientist, author, artist, singer and founder of Free the PhD (FTP). FTP is a career transition platform helping PhDs pursue a fruitful career and professional life after they graduate. Chetana joins me in interviewing Vania about her multifaceted career, her transition […]

Sweating With An Artificial Skin

On October 3, 2020 by anon

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

On September 11, 2020 by anon

“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

On August 23, 2020 by anon

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. […]