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All about Science - to remove misconceptions and encourage scientific temper

Communicating science to the common people

'To make  them see the world differently through the beautiful lense of  science'

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         WE LOVE SCIENCE HERE BECAUSE IT IS A MANY SPLENDOURED THING

     THIS  IS A WAR ZONE WHERE SCIENCE FIGHTS WITH NONSENSE AND WINS                                               

“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.”             

                    "Being a scientist is a state of mind, not a profession!"

"Knowledge is a Superpower but the irony is you cannot get enough of it with ever increasing data base unless you try to keep up with it constantly and in the right way!" The best education comes from learning from people who know what they are exactly talking about.

Science is this glorious adventure into the unknown, the opportunity to discover things that nobody knew before. And that’s just an experience that’s not to be missed. But it’s also a motivated effort to try to help humankind. And maybe that’s just by increasing human knowledge—because that’s a way to make us a nobler species.

If you are scientifically literate the world looks very different to you.

We do science and science communication not because they are easy but because they are difficult!

There are about 452 articles posted here. Links to some important articles :

1. Interactive science series...

a. how-to-do-research-and-write-research-papers-part 13

b. Some Qs peopel asked me on science and my replies to them...

Part 6part-10part-11part-12, part 14  ,  part- 8

part- 1part-2part-4part-5part-16part-17part-18 , part-19 , part-20

part-21 , part-22part-23part-24part-25part-26part-27 , part-28

part-29part-30part-31part-32part-33part-34part-35part-36part-37,

 part-38part-40part-41part-42part-43part-44part-45part-46part-47

Part 48 part49Critical thinking -part 50 , part -51part-52part-53

part-54part-55part-57part-58part-59part-60part-61part-62part-63

part 64, part-65part-66part-67part-68part 69part-70 part-71part-73 ...

.......164

BP variations during pregnancy part-72

who is responsible for the gender of  thier children - a man or a woman -part-56

c. some-questions-people-asked-me-on-science-based-on-my-art-and-poems -part-7

d. science-s-rules-are-unyielding-they-will-not-be-bent-for-anybody-part-3-

e. debate-between-scientists-and-people-who-practice-and-propagate-pseudo-science - part -9

f. why astrology is pseudo-science part 15

g. How Science is demolishing patriarchal ideas - part-39

2. in-defence-of-mangalyaan-why-even-developing-countries-like-india need space research programmes

3. Science communication series:

a. science-communication - part 1

b. how-scienitsts-should-communicate-with-laymen - part 2

c. main-challenges-of-science-communication-and-how-to-overcome-them - part 3

d. the-importance-of-science-communication-through-art- part 4

e. why-science-communication-is-geting worse - part  5

f. why-science-journalism-is-not-taken-seriously-in-this-part-of-the-world - part 6

g. blogs-the-best-bet-to-communicate-science-by-scientists- part 7

h. why-it-is-difficult-for-scientists-to-debate-controversial-issues - part 8

i. science-writers-and-communicators-where-are-you - part 9

j. shooting-the-messengers-for-a-different-reason-for-conveying-the- part 10

k. why-is-science-journalism-different-from-other-forms-of-journalism - part 11

l.  golden-rules-of-science-communication- Part 12

m. science-writers-should-develop-a-broader-view-to-put-things-in-th - part 13

n. an-informed-patient-is-the-most-cooperative-one -part 14

o. the-risks-scientists-will-have-to-face-while-communicating-science - part 15

p. the-most-difficult-part-of-science-communication - part 16

q. clarity-on-who-you-are-writing-for-is-important-before-sitting-to write a science story - part 17

r. science-communicators-get-thick-skinned-to-communicate-science-without-any-bias - part 18

s. is-post-truth-another-name-for-science-communication-failure?

t. why-is-it-difficult-for-scientists-to-have-high-eqs

u. art-and-literature-as-effective-aids-in-science-communication-and teaching

v.some-qs-people-asked-me-on-science communication-and-my-replies-to-them

w. why-motivated-perception-influences-your-understanding-of-science

4. Health related topics:

a. why-antibiotic-resistance-is-increasing-and-how-scientists-are-tr

b. what-might-happen-when-you-take-lots-of-medicines

c. know-your-cesarean-facts-ladies

d. right-facts-about-menstruation

e. answer-to-the-question-why-on-big-c

f. how-scientists-are-identifying-new-preventive-measures-and-cures-

g. what-if-little-creatures-high-jack-your-brain-and-try-to-control-

h. who-knows-better?

i. mycotoxicoses

j. immunotherapy

k. can-rust-from-old-drinking-water-pipes-cause-health-problems

l. pvc-and-cpvc-pipes-should-not-be-used-for-drinking-water-supply

m. melioidosis

n.vaccine-woes

o. desensitization-and-transplant-success-story

p. do-you-think-the-medicines-you-are-taking-are-perfectly-alright-then revisit your position!

q. swine-flu-the-difficlulties-we-still-face-while-tackling-the-outb

r. dump-this-useless-information-into-a-garbage-bin-if-you-really-care about evidence based medicine

s. don-t-ignore-these-head-injuries

t. the-detoxification-scam

u. allergic- agony-caused-by-caterpillars-and-moths

General science: 

a.why-do-water-bodies-suddenly-change-colour

b. don-t-knock-down-your-own-life-line

c. the-most-menacing-animal-in-the-world

d. how-exo-planets-are-detected

e. the-importance-of-earth-s-magnetic-field

f. saving-tigers-from-extinction-is-still-a-travail

g. the-importance-of-snakes-in-our-eco-systems

h. understanding-reverse-osmosis

i. the-importance-of-microbiomes

j. crispr-cas9-gene-editing-technique-a-boon-to-fixing-defective-gen

k. biomimicry-a-solution-to-some-of-our-problems

5. the-dilemmas-scientists-face

6. why-we-get-contradictory-reports-in-science

7. be-alert-pseudo-science-and-anti-science-are-on-prowl

8. science-will-answer-your-questions-and-solve-your-problems

9. how-science-debunks-baseless-beliefs

10. climate-science-and-its-relevance

11. the-road-to-a-healthy-life

12. relative-truth-about-gm-crops-and-foods

13. intuition-based-work-is-bad-science

14. how-science-explains-near-death-experiences

15. just-studies-are-different-from-thorough-scientific-research

16. lab-scientists-versus-internet-scientists

17. can-you-challenge-science?

18. the-myth-of-ritual-working

19.science-and-superstitions-how-rational-thinking-can-make-you-work-better

20. comets-are-not-harmful-or-bad-omens-so-enjoy-the-clestial-shows

21. explanation-of-mysterious-lights-during-earthquakes

22. science-can-tell-what-constitutes-the-beauty-of-a-rose

23. what-lessons-can-science-learn-from-tragedies-like-these

24. the-specific-traits-of-a-scientific-mind

25. science-and-the-paranormal

26. are-these-inventions-and-discoveries-really-accidental-and-intuitive like the journalists say?

27. how-the-brain-of-a-polymath-copes-with-all-the-things-it-does

28. how-to-make-scientific-research-in-india-a-success-story

29. getting-rid-of-plastic-the-natural-way

30. why-some-interesting-things-happen-in-nature

31. real-life-stories-that-proves-how-science-helps-you

32. Science and trust series:

a. how-to-trust-science-stories-a-guide-for-common-man

b. trust-in-science-what-makes-people-waver

c. standing-up-for-science-showing-reasons-why-science-should-be-trusted

You will find the entire list of discussions here: http://kkartlab.in/group/some-science/forum

( Please go through the comments section below to find reports/research results relating to science reported on a daily basis and watch videos based on science)

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Is research breaking the speed of light correct? Yes, in an emergency situation for scientists.

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Several people asked me this question in the past one month: Wuhan coronavirus Wuhan coronavirus research results are  being distributed on preprint servers like bioRxiv, which are not peer reviewed.…Continue

Qs people asked me on science and my replies to them - Part 168

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Sport Science - your best bet to beat competition when used in a correct and legal way

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How can you achieve these targets in sport: "Faster, Higher, Stronger"?Very often people in this part of the world wonder why some developed countries do very well in Olympics and other International…Continue

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Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa 5 hours ago

Scientists are much more open but less agreeable than people in other professions. They’re more likely to be intellectually curious, idealistic, & passionate than non-scientists. But as a group, they also tend to be more rigid, cynical, and tactless

https://www.natureindex.com/news-blog/scientists-are-curious-and-id...

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‘Radiation-eating’ fungi could protect astronauts in space ...

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/magazines/panache/radiation-ea...

https://www.realclearscience.com/blog/2020/02/04/fungi_that_eat_rad...

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2677413/

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The First Molecule In The Universe
Scientists have identified mystery molecules in space and the compound thought to have started chemistry in the cosmos

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-first-molecule-in-th...

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Newly Named Chibanian Age Demarcates Earth’s Last Magnetic Flip
The time period, which spans 770,000 to 126,000 years ago, started with a reversal of the planet’s magnetic field

https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/newly-named-chibanian-ag...

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa yesterday

De novo genes-genes that have evolved from scratch- are far more common and important :genetic novelty can also be generated by totally new genes evolving from scratch.

https://phys.org/news/2020-02-de-novo-genes-common-important.html?u...

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Reproductive genome from the lab: Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Martinsried generated a system, which is able to regenerate parts of its own DNA and protein building blocks.

https://phys.org/news/2020-02-reproductive-genome-laboratory.html?u...

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Bioengineers developing organisms without biological parents: Bioengineers are on the brink of developing artificial organisms that will open up new applications in medicine and industry. Find out their risks and benefits.

https://phys.org/news/2020-02-bioengineers-biological-parents.html?...

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Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on Monday

New technologies, strategies expanding search for extraterrestrial life. Such "technosignatures" can range from the chemical composition of a planet's atmosphere, to laser emissions, to structures orbiting other stars, among others.

https://phys.org/news/2020-02-technologies-strategies-extraterrestr...

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Earth's cousins: Upcoming missions to look for 'biosignatures' in exoplanet atmospheres such as quirks in chemical composition that are telltale signs of life.

https://phys.org/news/2020-02-earth-cousins-upcoming-missions-biosi...

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Facial expressions don't tell the whole story of emotion. 'Can we truly detect emotion from facial articulations?'" "And the basic conclusion is, no, you can't."

it takes more than expressions to correctly detect emotion.

Facial color, for example, can help provide clues.

"What we showed is that when you experience emotion, your brain releases peptides—mostly hormones—that change the  and blood composition, and because the face is inundated with these peptides, it changes color,

The human body offers other hints, too, he said: body posture, for example. And context plays a crucial role as well.

Culture plays a role in expressions. 

https://techxplore.com/news/2020-02-facial-dont-story-emotion.html?...

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Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on Friday

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on February 13, 2020 at 7:02am

Huge bacteria-eating viruses close gap between life and non-life

Scientists have discovered hundreds of unusually large, bacteria-killing viruses with capabilities normally associated with living organisms, blurring the line between living microbes and viral machines.

https://phys.org/news/2020-02-huge-bacteria-eating-viruses-gap-life...

These phages—short for bacteriophages, so-called because they "eat" bacteria—are of a size and complexity considered typical of life, carry numerous genes normally found in bacteria and use these genes against their bacterial hosts.

Altogether they identified 351 different huge phages, all with genomes four or more times larger than the average genomes of viruses that prey on single-celled bacteria.

Among these is the largest bacteriophage discovered to date: Its , 735,000 base-pairs long, is nearly 15 times larger than the average phage. This largest known phage genome is much larger than the genomes of many bacteria.

These huge phages bridge the gap between non-living bacteriophages, on the one hand, and bacteria and Archaea. There definitely seem to be successful strategies of existence that are hybrids between what we think of as traditional viruses and traditional living organisms."

Ironically, within the DNA that these huge phages lug around are parts of the CRISPR system that bacteria use to fight viruses. It's likely that once these phages inject their DNA into bacteria, the viral CRISPR system augments the CRISPR system of the host bacteria, probably mostly to target other viruses.

"It is fascinating how these phages have repurposed this system we thought of as bacterial or archaeal to use for their own benefit against their competition, to fuel warfare between these viruses," said UC Berkeley graduate student Basem Al-Shayeb. Al-Shayeb and research associate Rohan Sachdeva are co-first authors of the Nature paper.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2007-4

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on February 12, 2020 at 8:42am

Animal birth control - the natural way: How some mammals pause their pregnancies Diapause, or delayed implantation, is a biological strategy for waiting out conditions unfavorable to sustaining newborns.

https://phys.org/news/2020-02-mammals-pregnancies.html?utm_source=n...

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Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on February 9, 2020 at 11:49am

Researchers Find Cell-Free Mitochondria Floating in Human Blood

The functional, respiring organelles appear to be present in the blood of healthy people, but their function is yet unclear.

https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/researchers-find-cell-fr...

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Medical advice: Ibuprofen may provide some relief from 'heavy bleeding' during periods, but it’s generally not recommended as a long-term treatment as side effects outweigh the benefits.

https://theconversation.com/ibuprofen-might-make-your-periods-light...

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High rise buildings kill millions of birds. Here’s how to reduce the toll ...

https://theconversation.com/buildings-kill-millions-of-birds-heres-...

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Half of the one million animal and plant species on Earth facing extinction are insects, and their disappearance could be catastrophic for humankind, scientists have said in a "warning to humanity".

https://phys.org/news/2020-02-half-a-million-insect-species-extinct...

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How cancer-exploding viruses (oncolytic virus) are changing the game: Oncolytic viruses are remarkable multi-faceted anti-cancer agents: they can kill cancer cells directly through the process of lysis.

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-02-cancer-exploding-viruses-gam...

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on February 8, 2020 at 9:07am

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on February 8, 2020 at 6:32am

New Generation of Dark Matter Experiments Gear Up to Search for Elusive Particle

Deep underground, in abandoned gold and nickel mines, vats of liquid xenon and silicon germanium crystals will be tuned to detect invisible matter

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/new-generation-dark-m...

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New light on how females shut off their second X chromosome ...

https://phys.org/news/2020-02-scientists-explore-females-chromosome...

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Enabled by decades of basic research, the rise of inexpensive computing, and the genomics revolution in reading and writing DNA, Scientists can now design new proteins from scratch with specific functions

https://phys.org/news/2020-02-scientists-proteins-specific-function...

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https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.01.28.923185v1

Scientists discover virus with genes that have never been described before

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/02/scientists-discover-virus-n...

the discovery of Yaravirus, a new lineage of amoebal virus with a puzzling origin and phylogeny. Yaravirus presents 80 nm-sized particles and a 44,924 bp dsDNA genome encoding for 74 predicted proteins. More than 90% (68) of Yaravirus predicted genes have never been described before, representing ORFans. Only six genes had distant homologs in public databases: an exonuclease/recombinase, a packaging-ATPase, a bifunctional DNA primase/polymerase and three hypothetical proteins. Furthermore, we were not able to retrieve viral genomes closely related to Yaravirus in 8,535 publicly available metagenomes spanning diverse habitats around the globe. The Yaravirus genome also contained six types of tRNAs that did not match commonly used codons. Proteomics revealed that Yaravirus particles contain 26 viral proteins, one of which potentially representing a novel capsid protein with no significant homology with NCLDV major capsid proteins but with a predicted double-jelly roll domain. Yaravirus expands our knowledge of the diversity of DNA viruses. The phylogenetic distance between Yaravirus and all other viruses highlights our still preliminary assessment of the genomic diversity of eukaryotic viruses, reinforcing the need for the isolation of new viruses of protists.

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on February 7, 2020 at 10:17am

Scientists discover how rogue communications between cells lead to leukemia

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-02-scientists-rogue-cells-leuke...

New research has deciphered how rogue communications in blood stem cells can cause leukaemia.

The discovery could pave the way for new, targeted  that block this process.

Blood cancers like leukaemia occur when mutations in  cause them to produce too many blood .

An international team of scientists, including researchers at the University of York, have discovered how these mutations allow cells to deviate from their normal method of communicating with each other, prompting the development of blood cells to spiral out of control.

The scientists used super-resolution fluorescent microscopy to study the way  talk to each other in real time.

They observed how cells receive instructions from 'signalling proteins', which bind to a receptor on the surface of another cell before transmitting a signal telling the cell how to behave.

Blood stem cells communicate via cytokines, which are one of the largest and most diverse families of signalling proteins and are critical for the development of blood cells and the immune system.

Understanding this process led researchers to the discovery that mutations associated with certain types of blood cancers can cause blood stem cells to 'go rogue' and communicate without cytokines.

 

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