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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 573 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 ...

.......185

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

 ** qs-people-asked-me-on-science-and-my-replies-to-them-part-173

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

x. science-communication-in-uncertain-times

y. sci-com: why-keep-a-dog-and-bark-yourself

z. How to deal with sci com dilemmas?

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

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Qs people asked me on science and my replies to them - part 118

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Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on August 4, 2020 at 5:22am

Trying to answer the most difficult questions: A new test to investigate the origin of cosmic structure $$

https://phys.org/news/2020-08-cosmic.html?utm_source=nwletter&u...

Daniel Green et al. Signals of a Quantum Universe, Physical Review Letters (2020). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.124.251302

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https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-08-energy-demands-limit-brains-...

Energy demands limit our brains' information processing capacity

Our brains have an upper limit on how much they can process at once due to a constant but limited energy supply, according to a new UCL study using a brain imaging method that measures cellular metabolism.

The study found that paying attention can change how the brain allocates its limited energy; as the brain uses more energy in processing what we attend to, less energy is supplied to processing outside our attention focus.

It takes a lot of energy to run the . We know that the brain constantly uses around 20% of our metabolic energy, even while we rest our mind, and yet it's widely believed that this constant but limited supply of energy does not increase when there is more for our mind to process.

"If there's a hard limit on energy supply to the brain, we suspected that the brain may handle  by diverting energy away from other functions, and prioritizing the focus of our attention. findings suggest that the brain does indeed allocate less energy to the neurons that respond to information outside the focus of our attention when our  becomes harder. This explains why we experience inattentional blindness and deafness even to critical information that we really want to be aware of.

Journal of Neuroscience (2020). DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2368-19.2020

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on August 3, 2020 at 5:46am

Humans Might Be So Sickly Because We Evolved to Avoid a Single Devastating Disease

https://www.sciencealert.com/we-evolved-a-way-to-beat-a-deadly-infe...

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https://www.sciencealert.com/the-discovery-of-a-rare-glassy-metal-c...

Scientists Discover Strange 'Glassy' State of Metal That Could Boost Lithium Batteries

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https://techxplore.com/news/2020-08-theaitre-theatre-written-machin...

A theatre play written entirely by machines

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** Early Mars was covered in ice sheets, not flowing rivers: study

https://phys.org/news/2020-08-early-mars-ice-sheets-rivers.html?utm...

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https://phys.org/news/2020-08-hair-haircut.html?utm_source=nwletter...

Your hair knows (or shows) what you eat and how much your haircut costs

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on August 3, 2020 at 5:33am

Wasps can  attack and kill a baby bird

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on August 2, 2020 at 7:12am

Insects feel persistent pain after injury, evidence suggests

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190712120244.htm

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How to protect yourself from media manipulation on energy issues and other contentious matters

https://phys.org/news/2020-07-media-energy-issues-contentious.html

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Scientists uncover a new RNA-modifying enzyme

https://phys.org/news/2020-07-cell-scientists-uncover-rna-modifying...

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Scientists Create Giant “Artificial Atoms” to Enable Quantum Processing and Communication in One

https://scitechdaily.com/mit-scientists-create-giant-artificial-ato...

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Hydroxychloroquine can’t stop COVID-19. It’s time to move on, scientists say

An abundance of scientific data shows that the drug isn’t an effective COVID-19 treatment

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/covid-19-coronavirus-hydroxychl...

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https://www.sciencealert.com/here-s-why-hydroxychloroquine-doesn-t-...

Here's Why Hydroxychloroquine Doesn't Block The Coronavirus in Human Lung Cells

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on August 2, 2020 at 5:11am

The Science Behind Mental Toughness

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50 Images Taken with a Scanning Electron Microscope
Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on August 1, 2020 at 6:48am

Concerns about Waning COVID-19 Immunity Are Likely Overblown

The decline seen in some studies is normal, experts say. But scientists must wait to see whether infection confers long-term protection

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/concerns-about-waning-co...

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https://theconversation.com/stonehenge-how-we-revealed-the-original...

Stonehenge: how scientists revealed the original source of the biggest stones

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https://theconversation.com/10-things-we-do-that-puzzle-and-scare-h...

10 things we do that puzzle and scare horses

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https://www.sciencealert.com/paediatricians-explain-what-we-know-ab...

Do Children Spread COVID-19? Paediatricians Break Down What We Know So Far

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on August 1, 2020 at 6:04am

https://theconversation.com/climate-denial-hasnt-gone-away-heres-ho...

Climate denial hasn’t gone away – here’s how to spot arguments for delaying climate action

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https://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2020/jul/30/herd-immunity-i...

Herd immunity in India may generate only in pockets, can be short-lived: Scientists

Herd immunity occurs when a large number of people, usually 70 to 90 per cent, become immune to a contagious disease after being infected to it.

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on August 1, 2020 at 5:56am

Scientists put visions of letters in blind people’s brains

Stimulating the brain in specific ways can generate mental images of simple shapes

https://massivesci.com/articles/visual-cortex-letters-electrical-st...

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Paralyzed man has sense of touch restored by brain-machine interface

This is the first BMI to restore movement and touch simultaneously

https://massivesci.com/articles/bmi-brain-machine-interface-burkhar...

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on August 1, 2020 at 5:53am

The Anglerfish Deleted Its Immune System to Fuse With Its Mate

Underwater “sexual parasitism” between male and female allows two bodies to become one. Now we know the reason why. 

THERE ARE FEW animals more bizarre than the anglerfish, a species that has so much trouble finding a mate that when the male and female do connect underwater, males actually fuse their tissue with the females for life. After the merger, the two share a single respiratory and digestive system.

Now scientists have discovered that the anglerfish accomplishes this sexual parasitism because it has lost a key part of its immune system, which then allows two bodies to become one without tissue rejection. Anglerfish have traded in their immune faculties, which we believe to be essential, for this reproductive behavior.

https://www.wired.com/story/the-anglerfish-deleted-its-immune-syste...

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on August 1, 2020 at 5:20am

Cell competition in the thymus is crucial in a healthy organism

https://phys.org/news/2020-07-cell-competition-thymus-crucial-healt...

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https://phys.org/news/2020-07-secret-quantum.html?utm_source=nwlett...

Sharing a secret... the quantum way

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https://phys.org/news/2020-07-reveals-hard-polyester.html?utm_sourc...

Research reveals why it's hard to get the smell out of polyester

Why does that favourite shirt, the one you've been wearing around the house since COVID-19 started, still stink, even after regular washing?

Chances are it contains , which means that funky smell isn't going to go away, according to a new University of Alberta study.

Laundering experiments showed that odorants—smelly compunds like those in sweat—are more attracted to polyester than to other fabrics like cotton, and don't completely wash out.

"We found that polyester isn't easily releasing those sweaty-smelling compounds, and repeated wearing puts more of them into the fibre, so over time there's this buildup of odour. 

Polyester and cotton knit fabrics were soiled with three odorants and then put through several wash cycles with various detergents; laundering proved more effective at removing the stinky compounds from cotton than from polyester, according to the study, published in the Textile Research Journal.

Polyester is a non-polar fibre—meaning it repels water—which is why it dries quickly, but that also means it naturally attracts oil from our skin, which can lead to body odour. 

The good news is, that favourite stinky shirt will probably only get to a certain level of smelliness. Between five and 10 wash cycles, there were no significant differences in the amounts of odorants extracted from the fabric, the study showed.

The research gives more insight into why popular solutions like antimicrobial textiles only partly address the issue of stinky fabrics.

Not everyone will wind up with permanently smelly polyester clothing. It depends on their personal body chemistry.

M Mukhtar Abdul-Bari et al. Retention and release of odorants in cotton and polyester fabrics following multiple soil/wash procedures, Textile Research Journal (2020). DOI: 10.1177/0040517520914411

 

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