How does the brain know what looks new and what doesn’t?

By- Manas Raikar (4 min read) As new sights become familiar, the neurons associated with their identification change, research says. Visual Recognition Memory – A term used to describe the ability of our brain to distinguish between novel and familiar visual stimuli. In simpler words, our brain remembers and recognizes the things that we mayContinue reading “How does the brain know what looks new and what doesn’t?”

Childhood in the COVID era

First year it was like an extended holiday,  No schools or homework just sit at home and play, Access to gadgets and more TV breaks, To keep us at home now adults did whatever it takes, This is the main one in our elders’ missions,  But no getting out adds to our frustrations,  Before theContinue reading “Childhood in the COVID era”

Decade of Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030

By- Ankita (Reading Time- 3 minutes) The Decade of Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030 was launched by the United Nations on the eve of World Environment Day, co-led by the UNEP and the FAO to counter “triple environmental emergency” of biodiversity loss, climate disruption and escalating pollution and to re-imagine, recreate and restore ecosystems. World Environment DayContinue reading “Decade of Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030”

A Pet’s COVID Dilemma

I am a pet next door, Who looked for people to pat me more, Out from home I got a lot of attention,  Always made most of that situation,  Goofiness was my trait, And everyone fall for that bait, How wonderful were those days, There were smiles on everyone’s face,  Suddenly everything changed, What ledContinue reading “A Pet’s COVID Dilemma”

Noise Harms The Cardiovascular System

By- Shubhi Exposure to transportation-related noise is related to the annual loss of up to 1.6 million cumulative years of healthy life among people in Western Europe. —World Health Organization Many sounds in our environments are quite pleasant, while noise is the unnecessary sound that can cause real harm to our bodies and minds. NoiseContinue reading “Noise Harms The Cardiovascular System”

Why K2 is a much more difficult to climb than Mount Everest

By- Aryaman Tewari (Note– In continuation from Christmas on K2) You might argue that if K2 was commercialised as heavily as Everest is today, we would see the mountain being conquered much more easily. However, this argument would fall flat in the face of the 26% fatality ratio of K2. One only has to lookContinue reading “Why K2 is a much more difficult to climb than Mount Everest”

Christmas On K2

Everest’s Tougher Little Brother By- Aryaman Tewari At a regular Christmas party or for that matter, even at the bar or the library, if you declare you are an Everest summiteer, you’ll undoubtedly be catapulted to instant fame and accorded the title of a hero, much more than the average fifteen-minutes-of-fame the average Joe achievesContinue reading “Christmas On K2”

The Conservation Conundrum

The movement for nature needs inclusion, It can only be possible with constructive collaboration, It is better to respect cultural diversity, The ‘One size fits for all’ approach can be a travesty, There are various ways to reach a goal, Best is to accept that everyone has an important role, Conservation is swarmed with complicatedContinue reading “The Conservation Conundrum”

उर्जा ते फॅशन पर्यंत

३-डी प्रिन्टेड शैवालचे वास्तविक सदुपयोग लेखिका: ओविया भाषांतर: अरुषी मल्होत्रा नेदरलँड्समध्ये नुकत्याच झालेल्या संशोधनात प्रकाशसंश्लेषणात्मक सामग्रीमध्ये जिवंत शैवाल एम्बेड करून (बसवून) एक अष्टपैलू आणि संवेदनक्षम जिवंत सामग्रीस तयार केली आहे, ज्याचे वास्तवात पुष्कळ अनुप्रयोग आहेत. ३-डी (3D) प्रिंटर वापरुन सजीव सामग्री तयार करण्याच्या या तंत्राने बर्‍याच वर्षांपासून लोकप्रियता मिळविली आहे. शास्त्रज्ञांचा असा विश्वास आहे कीContinue reading “उर्जा ते फॅशन पर्यंत”

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