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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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     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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Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on Friday

How to take your pulse

Your pulse is your heart rate, or the number of times your heart beats in one minute. You can take your pulse using the radial artery in your wrist or the carotid artery in your neck.

Some  can be a factor in determining the best place for you to take your pulse. For example, if you have  or longstanding diabetes, it's best to use the artery on your .

General instructions for taking your pulse

To get an accurate pulse:

Take your pulse the same time each day.

Sit down and rest several minutes before taking your pulse.

Count your pulse for a full 60 seconds unless told otherwise by your .

Taking your radial pulse

With your palm up, look at the area between your wrist bone and the tendon on the thumb side of your wrist. Your radial pulse can be taken on either wrist.

Use the tip of the index and third fingers of your other hand to feel the pulse in your radial artery between your wrist bone and the tendon on the thumb side of your wrist.

Apply just enough pressure so you can feel each beat. Do not push too hard or you will obstruct the blood flow.

Watch the second hand on your watch or a clock as you count how many times you feel your pulse.

Record your pulse rate.

Taking your carotid pulse

Find the area on one side of your neck near your windpipe. Your carotid pulse can be taken on either side of your neck.

Put the tip of your index and long finger in the groove of your neck along your windpipe to feel the pulse in your . Do not press on the carotid artery on both sides of your neck at the same time. This may cause you to feel lightheaded or dizzy, or possibly faint.

Apply just enough pressure so you can feel each beat. Do not push too hard or you will obstruct the blood flow.

Watch the second hand on your watch or a clock as you count how many times you feel your pulse.

Record your  rate.

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on Friday

The largest meta-analysis study establishes how cognitive intelligence is a whole brain phenomenon. The results from this study indicate that efficient connection pathways across the entire brain provide a neural network that supports general cognitive function.


Validation may be best way to support stressed out friends and family

messages that validated a person's feelings were more effective and helpful than ones that were critical or diminished emotions.

"One recommendation is for people to avoid using language that conveys control or uses arguments without sound justification. For example, instead of telling a distressed person how to feel, like 'don't take it so hard' or 'don't think about it,' you could encourage them to talk about their thoughts or feelings so that person can come to their own conclusions about how to change their feelings or behaviors."

Depending on how support is phrased or worded—it could be counterproductive, such as actually increasing stress or reducing a person's confidence that they can manage their stressful situation.


Destroying DNA to save the genome—study offers new insights into sepsis and its treatment


Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on Friday

As the ocean warms, marine species relocate toward the poles: study


In cellular biology, some mistakes can be good too


A left turn that kills: New mechanism triggering cell death and inflammation


Deleting a gene prevents Type 1 diabetes in mice by disguising insulin-producing cells


Study shows legal marijuana products too strong for pain relief


Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on Friday

Great Barrier Reef suffers mass coral bleaching event


Lipid helps heal the eye's frontline protection


Earth's own evolution used as guide to hunt exoplanets


Hypothetical spring-loaded human exoskeleton could double running speed


Scientists answer coronavirus questions on new website


'Pandemic drone' in development to detect people with coronavirus

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on Thursday

Coronavirus: what makes some people act selfishly while others are more responsible?


Scared of lockdown? Astronauts reveal their secrets to surviving months of isolation ... follow them to tide over the crisis efficiently ...


How Blood from Coronavirus Survivors Might Save Lives

New York City researchers hope antibody-rich plasma can keep people out of intensive care


In Earth's largest extinction, land die-offs began long before ocean turnover


Quantum effect triggers unusual material expansion

You know how you leave space in a water bottle before you pop it in the freezer—to accommodate the fact that water expands as it freezes? Most metal parts in airplanes face the more common opposite problem. At high altitudes (low temperatures) they shrink. To keep such shrinkage from causing major disasters, engineers make airplanes out of composites or alloys, mixing materials that have opposite expansion properties to balance one another out.

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on Thursday

Health researchers find solution to life-threatening side effect


Analysis predicts purified fish oil could prevent thousands of cardiovascular events


Coronavirus might cause loss of smell, or anosmia. But it probably won’t be permanent


‘Like a key to a lock’: how seeing the molecular machinery of the coronavirus will help scientists design a treatment


Uncertain in present times? Many questions but no clear answers? Welcome to the mind of a scientist


Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on Thursday

Researchers discover giant cavity in key tuberculosis molecule


Big brains or many babies: How birds can thrive in urban environments


Teeth serve as 'archive of life,' new research finds


Brake on immune activity identified, raising new possibilities for anticancer therapy


Is nonlocality inherent in all identical particles in the universe?


Underwater avalanches are trapping microplastics in the deep ocean

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on Wednesday

One Root Cause of Pandemics Few People Think About: It’s our seemingly insatiable desire to eat meat


How trans fats assist cell death


*Improve balance by lightening up about posture

Your parents told you to sit up straight. Your fitness trainer tells you to engage your core. Turns out it might be bad advice—and it could inadvertently increase the risk of falls in older adults.


*Too much salt weakens the immune system


*Heat takes its toll on mental health


Thirty risk factors found during and after pregnancy for children developing psychosis


How to take temperature in the right manner

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on Wednesday

Data analysis shows nonhuman female mammals also live longer than males

Scientists have known for many years that in humans, females tend to live longer than males. The reason is still up for debate. Some suggest it is because women have two copies of the same chromosome; others believe it is because men live riskier lives; others yet argue that it is due to age-associated diseases. Whatever the reason, prior research has shown that with humans, there is a 7.8 percent gap in . In this new effort, the researchers have found evidence indicating that the same is true for most other mammals.


Whole body ownership is not just the sum of each part of the body


Antibodies in the brain trigger epilepsy


Can I get coronavirus from mail or package deliveries? Should I disinfect my phone?


'Whiskey webs' are the new 'coffee ring effect'

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on Wednesday

*Images reveal how bacteria form communities on the human tongue


DNA riddle unravelled: How cells access data from 'genetic cotton reels'


Scientists reveal how proteins team up to repair DNA


*'But you don't look sick': How invisible illnesses like autoimmune disorders impact patient experience


Scientists find new way to block cancer-causing HPV virus


Genes that Escape Silencing on the Second X Chromosome May Drive Disease

When X-linked genes evade silencing on the “inactive” chromosome in XX cells, some protect women from diseases such as cancer, but others seem to promote conditions such as autoimmunity.


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