Popular Science

The See-Saw factor – Rishi Raj Trivedi

Introduction of modified genes into the human genome to compensate for aberrant, i.e. nonfunctional, mutated or genes which cause disease is called gene therapy. Theoretically, a normal allele of the defective gene can be inserted into the somatic cells of the tissue affected by the disorder. Gene therapy is the technique which is trying to put this theory to practice. […]

Psychoactive Drugs and What Makes Them So Hazardous – Kirandeep Kaur

Psychoactive Drugs and What Makes Them So Hazardous – Kirandeep Kaur

Psychoactive drugs are chemicals which alter the normal functioning of the brain by suppressing or stimulating the Central Nervous System. These are known to cause temporary changes in behavior, mood and consciousness. While these drugs can be used therapeutically to treat both physical and psychological disorders, they have become notorious for their recreational use; especially […]

Galileo and the Telescope – Dr. Ramandeep Johal

Galileo and the Telescope – Dr. Ramandeep Johal

Nearly four hundred years ago, an instrument called a spyglass was causing rumours across Europe for its wondrous abilities. Galileo Galilei was visiting his friend Paolo Sarpi in Venice when he heard about the miraculous power of the spyglass, a long tube fitted with glass lenses that enabled one to see distant objects as if […]

Chemistry our life..our future – The Curie Club

Chemistry our life..our future – The Curie Club

Chemistry has played a pivotal role in shaping our life.It has not only made our life easier by bringing in various modes of comfort but also has releived mankind of various diseases in past centuries.Coming to the modern age the role of chemistry has become even more important.As NASA puts it “life is made of […]

Monsters in your body – Sonia Sharma

Monsters in your body – Sonia Sharma

Parasites, in fact ‘monsters’, may enter your body without your knowledge. In reality one becomes aware of their presence only when the condition becomes worse and much harm has been caused. Following are two of the rarest but world’s most dangerous parasites which invade different parts of your body. Naeglria fowleri (Brain infecting amoeba) Naeglria […]

Artificial Blood – Dr. Manash K. Paul and Dr. Bharti Bisht

Artificial Blood – Dr. Manash K. Paul and Dr. Bharti Bisht

“Donate blood to save lives” is a popular poster commonly seen in front of hospitals. Furthermore, a sorry state of affairs at blood banks, raises the alarm for something that can work as a replacement for natural human blood. Yes, Blood Substitute (BS) is the answer. BS is an infusible fluid that eliminates the need […]

Changing Earth

Changing Earth

It was a great experience for all of us, studying Earth Sciences, which greatly enhanced our understanding about the planet on which we live. The trip was planned as a part of the course, to provide us an experience of how and where the fossils are found and how does a geologist infer prehistoric events […]

The Imprints of Language on Science – Achyut Priya Shukla

The Imprints of Language on Science – Achyut Priya Shukla

The theme under investigation has always haunted me for several reasons: I believe that the two entities under question, language and science which have always been considered as poles apart must have a common history as both came out of the same womb which is human ingenuity. The former is generally neglected as a girl […]