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Science Simplified!

                       JAI VIGNAN

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


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


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


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: 


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

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

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

Started by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa. Last reply by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa 53 minutes ago. 1 Reply

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this question in the past one month: Wuhan coronavirus is being distributed on preprint servers like bioRxiv, which are not peer reviewed.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

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

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Q: Why doesn’t medical science have medicine without side effects? Is it really success or failure of medical science? Krishna: You really will have to understand science deeply to analyse and…Continue

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

How God men and other people walk on fire without getting burnt

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Some people walk on fire without getting burnt. How do they do it?  Are there any miracles involved?No, is the answer. It just is plain science. Let me explain. We need to closely look at…Continue

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Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on February 7, 2020 at 7:47am

A pan-cancer analysis of whole genome consortium published in journal Nature, provide an almost complete picture of all 2658 cancers. They could allow treatment to be tailored to each patient's unique tumour, or develop ways of finding cancer earlier


Overlapping multiple eco-crises could trigger global 'systemic collapse': scientists warn


Personal energy choices can be contagious: New insights into peer influence research shows peers have a significant influence on an individual's energy-related decisions, whether it's choosing to install solar panels or to purchase a hybrid vehicle


Charging your phone using a public USB port? Beware of 'juice jacking' - a cyber attack in which criminals use publicly accessible USB charging ports or cables to install malicious software on your mobile device and/or steal personal data from it.


Experimental fingerprint test can distinguish between those who have taken or handled cocaine


Smartphone lab delivers test results in 'spit' second -The patient simply puts a single-use plastic lab chip into his mouth then plugs that into a slot in the box to test the saliva. The device automatically transmits results to the patient's doctor

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on February 5, 2020 at 7:01am

New handheld bioprinter holds promise for treating serious burns: A team of researchers have successfully trialled a new handheld 3-D skin printer, which treats severe burns by 'printing' new skins cells directly onto a wound.


Using bone's natural electricity to promote regeneration


Aneuploidy Could Explain Variability in Female Fertility: Study
Eggs from girls and from older women show higher rates of errors in chromosome number.

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on February 4, 2020 at 8:33am

Answering the big questions: How the tiniest particles in our Universe might have saved us from complete annihilation ...


How nature tells us its formulas ...


Agricultural area residents are in danger of inhaling toxic aerosols like excess selenium from fertilizers & other natural sources can create air pollution that could lead to lung cancer, asthma, and Type 2 diabetes, according to new research.


There may be a way to make airplanes less prone to lightning strikes, according to new research exploring the role of the aircraft in the electrical events. The trick, surprisingly, might be to give airplanes a bit of an electrical charge when they are in the air, say scientists reporting their experimental work in AGU's Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.


The art of scientific deception: How corporations use "mercenary science" to evade regulation ...

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on February 4, 2020 at 7:28am

WHO recommends that the interim name of the disease causing the current
outbreak should be “2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease” (where ‘n’ is for novel
and ‘CoV’ is for coronavirus). This name complies with the WHO Best Practices for
Naming of New Human Infectious Diseases, which were developed through a
consultative process among partner agencies. Endorsement for the interim name
is being sought from WHO’s partner agencies, World Organization for Animal
Health (OIE) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The final name of the
disease will be provided by the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). WHO
is also proposing ‘2019-nCoV’ as an interim name of the virus. The final decision
on the official name of the virus will be made by the International Committee on
Taxonomy of Viruses.

Corona virus in simple words ...

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on February 3, 2020 at 7:19am

Stem cell clinics’ much-hyped treatments lack scientific support
Patients are getting injections to relieve knee pain and more, with too little research on safety and effectiveness

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on January 31, 2020 at 6:33am

Evolution and Immune systems not prepared for rapid climate change may not be able to keep up with it. There is a risk that many animals will not be able to cope with changes in the number and type of pathogens that they will be exposed to.


Haptic helmet for firefighters to improve the safety and efficiency: A haptic interface is a system that enables people to interact with a computer through their body movements.


Sci-com's best strategy: Vaccine for climate disinformation!


Theoretical physicists have found a deep link between one of the most striking features of quantum mechanics—quantum entanglement—and thermalisation, the process in which something comes into thermal equilibrium with its surroundings.


Mountains influence the impact of earthquakes

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on January 29, 2020 at 7:55am

While  are the leading cause of genetic diversity loss in many cases, scientists studying the lions found that diversity loss across the population was instead caused by the lions' need to adapt to differing habitats.


What you need to know before clicking 'I agree' on that terms of service agreement


Using modified sugar molecules the outer shell of a virus can be disrupted, thereby destroying the infectious particles on contact, as oppose to simply restricting its growth. This new approach has also been shown to defend against drug resistance


Physical virology: How physics can be used to understand viruses

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on January 28, 2020 at 6:36am

Scientists have invented a nanoparticle that eats away—from the inside out—portions of plaques that cause heart attacks.


A combination of climate change, extreme weather and pressure from local human activity is causing a collapse in global biodiversity and ecosystems across the tropics, new research shows.


Small magnetic objects, which have been used successfully in technological applications such as data storage, are showing promise in the biomedical field. Magnetic nanostructures have interesting properties that enhance novel applications in medical diagnosis and allow the exploration of new therapeutic techniques.


'Scrambled' cells fix themselves

When  enter our body, they liberate toxins that can damage cells by poking holes in the external cell layer. To defend themselves from the intrusion, cells scramble their membrane fat (lipid) into a more  that allows them to fix the holes

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on January 25, 2020 at 6:59am

People plan their movements, anticipate force of gravity by 'seeing it' through visual cues rather than 'feeling it' through changes in weight and balance!


Scientists capture molecular maps of animal tissue with unprecedented detail using a refined technique called mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) that translates reams of data into detailed visuals of the molecular makeup of biological samples.


Evidence before your eyes: Four graphs that suggest we can't blame climate change on solar activity. There has not been enough of a long-term difference in solar activity since industrialization to fully explain our current global warming trend.


Meet the robot that grips and lifts small fragile things without touching them using the phenomenon of acoustic levitation so that they don't get damaged while handling them!


Ladies are you using a menstrual tracker app? Your health data might get misused in ways you don't intend or anticipate such as determining interest rates on loans or how much they will be charged for life insurance or if they're eligible for it at all

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on January 24, 2020 at 9:11am

How climate change is affecting our health ...

1. Heat waves

Extreme heat days have increased in number and severity worldwide, which brings health challenges like heat stroke and dehydration. While impacts vary by age, gender, location and socioeconomic factors, the elderly and those living in urban areas will experience the highest heat-related death rates in this century.

2. Wildfires

Rising temperatures mean drier forest conditions, resulting in more wildfires.  Wildfire smoke results in emergency room visits to treat respiratory and cardiovascular distress; environmental fallout like poor air,  and supply; and for people fleeing fires or fighting on the front lines, hazards like burns and post-traumatic stress syndrome.

3. Food quality

Extreme temperatures, flooding and rising carbon dioxide levels can affect , safety and distribution and bump up the need for pesticides. Food-borne diseases pose a particular threat, because events like flooding and warming oceans can increase pathogen loads and lead to tainted shellfish.

4. Mental health

Catastrophes caused by climate change create anxiety "vicariously" through news coverage and images of destruction.

"It causes uncertainty—what does it mean for my life and my future? And for the people experiencing it directly, there are serious implications. Having to be evacuated, dealing with property damage and other trauma—all of this impacts mental health." Post-traumatic stress syndrome, depression, aggression, survivor guilt and thoughts of suicide can also result.

Human adaptation to the impacts of climate change is possible but only if greenhouse gas emissions are contained. Scientific data is consistently showing that we only have the ability to prevent these health impacts under a low-emission scenario. But if we continue with the status quo and increase our emissions, the health impacts outstrip our ability to manage them.


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