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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 530 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

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

( 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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Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa 6 hours ago

** https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/sars-cov-2-spike-protein...

SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein Shares Sequence with a Human Protein

Eight amino acids are identical to part of the human epithelial sodium channel, leading researchers to suspect the virus might interfere with the channel’s function.

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https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-to-transport-crucial...

How to Transport Crucial Vaccines without Cooling

Unlike vials, flexible films could preserve medicines for long periods, with no refrigeration needed

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa 6 hours ago

How You Should Read Coronavirus Studies, or Any Science Paper

Published scientific research, like any piece of writing, is a peculiar literary genre.

https://www.nytimes.com/article/how-to-read-a-science-study-coronav...

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa 7 hours ago

Cluster headache is more than ‘just a headache’ – but this excruciating condition is often misdiagnosed

https://theconversation.com/cluster-headache-is-more-than-just-a-he...

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https://theconversation.com/evolution-why-it-seems-to-have-a-direct...

Evolution: why it seems to have a direction and what to expect next

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa 9 hours ago

Sport: Why does crowd noise matter?

But why do we care so much about crowd noise, and why do many of us feel we need it?

It’s because it bonds us with members of our tribe, provides us a sense of connection, and acts as a psychological cue for when to pay particular attention to the action, like a goal opportunity. Without it, sport just doesn’t seem as exciting.

https://theconversation.com/why-does-crowd-noise-matter-139662?utm_...

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https://theconversation.com/coronavirus-what-a-second-wave-might-lo...

Coronavirus: what a second wave might look like

https://theconversation.com/coronavirus-and-diabetes-the-different-...

Coronavirus and diabetes: the different risks for people with type 1 and type 2

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa 10 hours ago

Solar geoengineering schemes could have other long-lasting effects on the climate:Reflecting sunlight to cool the planet will cause other global changes

https://phys.org/news/2020-06-sunlight-cool-planet-global.html?utm_...

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa 10 hours ago

New discovery could highlight areas where earthquakes are less likely to occur

https://phys.org/news/2020-06-discovery-highlight-areas-earthquakes...

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Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa 10 hours ago

Searching for new sources of matter–antimatter symmetry breaking in Higgs boson interaction with top quarks

When a particle is transformed into its antiparticle and its spatial coordinates inverted, the laws of physics are required to stay the same—or so we thought. This symmetry—known as CP symmetry (charge conjugation and parity symmetry) – was considered to be exact until 1964, when a study of the kaon particle system led to the discovery of CP violation.

CP violation is an essential feature of our universe. The imbalance between matter and antimatter, which led to the present-day universe, is a consequence of CP-violating processes that occurred just moments after the Big Bang. However, the size of CP violation, observed so far exclusively in the , is insufficient to account for the present matter–antimatter imbalance. New sources of CP violation must therefore exist.

The discovery of the Higgs boson has opened up opportunities for physicists to search for these new sources of CP violation. The ATLAS Collaboration at CERN has performed a direct test of the CP properties of the interaction between the Higgs boson and top quarks. The result is based on an analysis of the full Run-2 dataset from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), looking at collision events where the Higgs boson is produced in association with one or two top quarks, and decays into two photons. A similar analysis has been recently released by the CMS Collaboration.

https://phys.org/news/2020-06-sources-matterantimatter-symmetry-hig...

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa 11 hours ago

Atmospheric scientists identify cleanest air on Earth in first-of-its-kind study

https://phys.org/news/2020-06-atmospheric-scientists-cleanest-air-e...

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https://www.livescience.com/27853-who-invented-zero.html#:~:text=%2...

Who Invented Zero?

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https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-06-inflammation-boosts-cognitiv...

Reducing inflammation boosts cognitive recovery after stroke, may extend treatment window

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https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-06-sars-cov-infection-cells-nas...

Researchers map SARS-CoV-2 infection in cells of nasal cavity, bronchia, lungs

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https://phys.org/news/2020-06-neutron-stars.html?utm_source=nwlette...

Researchers discover a new type of matter inside neutron stars

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https://phys.org/news/2020-06-terahertz-disrupt-proteins-cells.html...

Terahertz radiation can disrupt proteins in living cells

Terahertz radiation is a portion of the electromagnetic spectrum between microwaves and , which is often known as the "terahertz gap" because of the current lack of technology to manipulate it efficiently. Because terahertz radiation is stopped by liquids and is non-ionizing—meaning that it does not damage DNA in the way that X-rays do—work is ongoing to put it to use in areas such as airport baggage inspections. It has generally been considered to be safe for use in tissues. However, some recent studies have found that it may have some direct effect on DNA, though it has little ability to actually penetrate into tissues, meaning that this effect would only be on surface skin cells.

"It was quite interesting for us to see that  can have an effect on proteins inside cells without killing them  themselves. We will be interested in looking for potential applications in cancer and other diseases."

Shota Yamazaki et al. Propagation of THz irradiation energy through aqueous layers: Demolition of actin filaments in living cells, Scientific Reports (2020). DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-65955-5

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa yesterday

Climate change creates camouflage confusion in winter-adapted wildlife

Twenty-one species molt from brown to white to survive the winter season. But climate change has created a mismatch between their snowy camouflage and surroundings.

https://www.ehn.org/impact-of-climate-change-on-wildlife-2646126504...

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https://cen.acs.org/biological-chemistry/neuroscience/air-pollution...

How air pollution messes with our minds

Air pollution inflames the brain, sparking reactions that lead to diseases such as dementia and autism

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https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-have-found-a-way-to-infect-...

Scientists Find a Way to Infect Mice With Coronavirus. Here's Why That's So Important

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https://www.sciencealert.com/new-clinical-trial-points-to-how-psilo...

First-of-Its-Kind Study Hints at How Psilocybin Works in The Brain to Dissolve Ego

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https://www.sciencealert.com/as-the-world-gets-hotter-thousands-of-...

Thousands of Species Are Fleeing to Earth's Poles en Masse, And a Pattern's Emerging

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https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-have-reported-the-first-cas...

For The First Time Ever, Scientists Have Created Hexagonal Salt

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https://www.scidev.net/global/food-security/news/famine-risk-for-mi...

Famine risk for millions in second locust wave

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa yesterday

Wallpaper image crashing Android phones

https://techxplore.com/news/2020-06-wallpaper-image-android.html?ut...

The warning posted by Ice Universe ironically prompted some in the Android community to go out of their way to install the image to see what happens, and wound up suffering crashes. One flabbergasted Twitter user commented to Ice Universe, "You asked people to not set this as their wallpaper with a warning, and all of a sudden everybody is trying it. What a stupid world [we] are living in."

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https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/oldest-land-animal-1.5592917?utm...

Scientists find oldest fossil of a land animal

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https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01574-4?utm_source=Natur...

Scientists probe risk from infected animals: What’s the risk that animals will spread the coronavirus?
Researchers say there’s an urgent need to find out whether animals can catch the virus and pass it to people.

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Scientists say, 'no jokes please' or 'positive pseudo-science': This is not the time to suggest, even jokingly, that this is an opportunity to churn out our best work 'like Newton did during the plague'.

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01591-3?utm_source=Natur...

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https://www.the-scientist.com/infographics/Infographic-dna-isnt-alw...


DNA Isn’t Always Right-Handed


When the nucleic acid spirals to the left, it takes on a zig-zag shape known as Z-DNA that appears to regulate RNA editing.


 

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