By-Himani You and I are mere collections of cells. All be it extraordinary and far too complicated to entirely understand, that exists as blobs, functions together to let us experience this surreal journey of life for a while and then *bam* we die. Animals display an astounding variety of maximum lifespan ranging from some insectsContinue reading “Why do we Age?”
Hopping around on the ground, You may find us if you follow our sound, Some are slippery and some are rough, Our life on Earth is getting quite tough, There is an immortal fairy tale about us which involves a kiss, But right now we are here to recite a real story that you giveContinue reading “Header- Anuran Tale”
By- Venkat CSIR-CMERI indigenously developed a technology that produces medical grade oxygen efficiently than commercially available ones. CSIR-CMERI (Council for Scientific Industrial and Research – Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute) recently developed a made-in India oxygen enrichment unit (OEU) that can produce more than 90% pure oxygen from air by using pressure swing adsorption andContinue reading “Desi Oxygen Concentrators to Tackle Oxygen Crisis in India”
By- Suhani Sharma (10 min read) Which organisms comes to mind when you think of Horizontal Gene Transfer? Bacteria? No! It’s Plants AND Bacteria! Independent searches in Grasses and Cuscata have found that the species take up genes from their hosts or neighbouring organisms to speed up evolution, making them “Naturally Genetically Modified“. Another astonishingContinue reading “The Curious Case of Horizontal Gene Transfer”
Time is racing against us, Some people may say we are mere insects, why so much of a fuss? We have seen many extinction events in our species’ life span, But this time mankind has released the worms out of the can, The sixth mass extinction event is right at your doorstep, It is timeContinue reading “Dragons and Damsels from the insect world”
By-Suhani Sharma (10 min read) Oxford dictionary defines consciousness as the state of being aware of and responsive to one’s surroundings;a person’s awareness and perception of something. But does this explanation hold true based on current studies? It does not. Let me break it down to you by asking a question. What is the commonContinue reading “Consciousness across the Cosmos”
By- Ankita (3 min read) Scientists are tracking transportation pathways of microplastics across water, soil and air across the globe and have found some interesting results. They have found that decades old plastic waste is much relevant even today and are actively distressing various processes starting from plant growth to affecting incoming solar radiation onContinue reading “Pathways of Plastic Pollutants”
By- Shakuntla Ranawat The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has approved the treatment of a rare genetic disorder, Progeria also known as pre mature aging syndrome. Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome, commonly known as progeria is a rare and progressive genetic disorder. It causes severe cardiovascular complication at an age of mid teens and twenties which resultsContinue reading “Premature Aging- Progeria can now be treated; FDA approves medication”
Restore Our Earth Born in the lap of the earth surrounded by forests, Grew up with the other species in the wild and trees as rests, As they crossed adolescence, a thought came into their mind, They are different from others and everything else is for them to bind, As callous adults they assigned themselvesContinue reading “Earth Day Special”
By- Shubhi A person is declared dead when his heart stops beating. This is the case as every organ stops receiving the blood supply. The human brain has high energy needs, estimated to be 10 times that of other tissues of the body. This indicates that the brain must lose its activity soon after death.Continue reading “‘Zombie Gene’ gained in humans post mortality”
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