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                       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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         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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Discussion Forum

Love Science, not its impostors!

Started by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa. Last reply by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on Monday. 3 Replies

Science, oh dear science We love and respect your appliance In our daily activities so much That we cannot imagine a life without your touch!We live in a region where science is loved and held in a…Continue

Be alert - Pseudo-Science and Anti-Science are on the Prowl!

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Some people, especially in this part of the world, are so obsessed with science that they use it for everything they do including pushing their views through (pseudo) 'scientific' explanations. Some…Continue

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Qs people asked me on science and my replies to them - Part 189 How to handle or shop for food and other essentials during the pandemic

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Q: Can carona virus be transmitted through food we buy outside, packages, fruits, vegetables etc? How should we handle them, Dr. krishna? I get scared.Krishna: I don't want to say " there is no…Continue

Science Communication

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                                   PART -1 - IntroductionScience is not finished until it’s communicated.  If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough - EinsteinScience…Continue

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Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa 16 hours ago

Tightening up facial biometrics

https://techxplore.com/news/2020-05-tightening-facial-biometrics.ht...

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https://theconversation.com/are-thermal-cameras-a-magic-bullet-for-...

Evidence suggests thermal cameras are far from a perfect solution, offering limited accuracy if set up incorrectly, and raising data privacy concerns.

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https://theconversation.com/a-disease-that-breeds-disease-why-is-ty...

A disease that breeds disease: why is type 2 diabetes linked to increased risk of cancer and dementia?

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** https://www.wtsp.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/researchers-fi...

corona virus in waste water

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https://www.sciencealert.com/we-are-on-our-way-to-annihilating-50-b...

Humans Are on Their Way to Annihilating 50 Billion Years of Evolutionary History

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https://www.sciencealert.com/does-exercise-produce-the-same-mental-...

Replacing coffee with a single bout of aerobic exercise could not only provide a cognitive boost similar to coffee but may also provide other health benefits that come along with exercise.

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https://www.sciencealert.com/the-cdc-is-warning-people-about-an-inc...

A Warning About Aggressive Rat Behaviour Due to The Pandemic: Rats are growing increasingly aggressive in their hunt for food as restaurants across the world remain shuttered to slow the spread of the coronavirus

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa 16 hours ago

"We know from measurements of the Big Bang how much matter there was in the beginning of the ," he said. "But when we looked out into the present universe, we couldn't find half of what should be there. It was a bit of an embarrassment. Intergalactic space is very sparse. The missing matter was equivalent to only one or two atoms in a room the size of an average office. So it was very hard to detect this matter using traditional techniques and telescopes."

The researchers were able to directly detect the missing matter using the phenomenon of —brief flashes of energy that appear to come from random directions in the sky and last for just milliseconds. Scientists don't yet know what causes them, but it must involve incredible energy, equivalent to the amount released by the sun in 80 years. They have been difficult to detect as astronomers don't know when and where to look for them.

Associate Professor Macquart said the team detected the missing matter by using fast  bursts as "cosmic weigh stations."

"The radiation from fast radio bursts gets spread out by the missing matter in the same way that you see the colours of sunlight being separated in a prism," he said. "We've now been able to measure the distances to enough fast radio bursts to determine the density of the universe. We only needed six to find this missing matter."

The missing matter in this case is baryonic, or 'normal' matter—like the protons and neutrons that make up stars, planets and humans. It's different from dark matter, which remains elusive and accounts for about 85% of the total matter in the universe.

https://phys.org/news/2020-05-cosmic-unveil-universe.html?utm_sourc...

Cosmic bursts unveil universe's missing matter

A census of baryons in the Universe from localized fast radio bursts, Nature (2020). DOI: 10.1038/s41586-020-2300-2www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2300-2

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa 17 hours ago

Extraction of skin interstitial fluid using microneedle patches

https://phys.org/news/2020-05-skin-interstitial-fluid-microneedle-p...

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https://phys.org/news/2020-05-coupled-electronic-structural-magneti...

New type of coupled electronic-structural waves discovered in magnetite

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https://phys.org/news/2020-05-mathematics-sea.html?utm_source=nwlet...

Mathematics can save lives at sea

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https://phys.org/news/2020-05-potential-explanation-urban-smog-aero...

A potential explanation for urban smog: Aerosol particle growth higher in cold climates

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** https://phys.org/news/2020-05-asteroid-climate-responsible-mass-ext...

Asteroid, climate change not responsible for mass extinction 215 million years ago

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https://phys.org/news/2020-05-cosmic-unveil-universe.html?utm_sourc...

Cosmic bursts unveil universe's missing matter

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https://phys.org/news/2020-05-terrestrial-bacteria-nutrients-space....

Terrestrial bacteria can grow on nutrients from space

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa 17 hours ago

Heat now more lethal than cold for people with respiratory diseases

https://phys.org/news/2020-05-lethal-cold-people-respiratory-diseas...

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https://phys.org/news/2020-05-scientists-reveal-fundamental-princip...

Scientists reveal new fundamental principles governing diving in animals

Writing in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, scientists say their findings constitute a new fundamental principle of evolutionary physiology, showing that the same 'rules' govern the evolution of diving in animals as different as water beetles and walruses.

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 https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-05-exposure-good-bacteria-pregn...

Exposure to 'good bacteria' during pregnancy buffers risk of autism-like syndrome

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https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-05-key-player-hepatitis-virus-i...

Researchers discover key player in hepatitis A virus infection

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https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-05-prevalence-silent-covid-infe...

Prevalence of 'silent' COVID-19 infection may be much higher than thought

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https://techxplore.com/news/2020-05-breach-users-rarely-passwords-t...

After a breach, users rarely change their passwords, and when they do, they're often weaker

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa 17 hours ago

Scientists unravel secrets from the faults in our genes

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-05-scientists-unravel-secrets-f...

More information: The mutational constraint spectrum quantified from variation in 141,456 humans, Nature (2020). DOI: 10.1038/s41586-020-2308-7www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2308-7

Evaluating drug targets through human loss-of-function genetic variation, Nature (2020). DOI: 10.1038/s41586-020-2267-z , www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2267-z

A structural variation reference for medical and population genetics, Nature (2020). DOI: 10.1038/s41586-020-2267-z , www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2287-8

Transcript expression-aware annotation improves rare variant interpretation, Nature (2020). DOI: 10.1038/s41586-020-2267-z , www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2329-2

The effect of LRRK2 loss-of-function variants in humans, Nature (2020). DOI: 10.1038/s41586-020-2267-z , www.nature.com/articles/s41591-020-0893-5

Journal information: Nature , Nature Communications , Nature Medicine 
Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa 17 hours ago

Study shows erosion of ozone layer responsible for mass extinction event

There have been a number of mass extinction in the geological past. Only one was caused by an asteroid hitting the Earth, which was 66 million years ago when the dinosaurs became extinct. Three of the others, including the end Permian Great Dying, 252 million years ago, were caused by huge continental scale  that destabilised the Earth's atmospheres and oceans.

Now, scientists have found evidence showing it was high levels of UV radiation which collapsed forest ecosystems and killed off many species of fish and tetrapods (our four limbed ancestors) at the end of the Devonian geological period, 359 million years ago. This damaging burst of UV radiation occurred as part of one of the Earth's , rather than being caused by a huge volcanic eruption.

The ozone collapse occurred as the climate rapidly warmed following an intense ice age and the researchers suggest that the Earth today could reach comparable temperatures, possibly triggering a similar event. Their findings are pu blished in the journal Science Advances.

J.E.A. Marshall el al., "UV-B radiation was the Devonian-Carboniferous boundary terrestrial extinction kill mechanism," Science Advances (2020). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aba0768 , advances.sciencemag.org/content/6/22/eaba0768

Journal information: Science Advances 

https://phys.org/news/2020-05-erosion-ozone-layer-responsible-mass....

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa yesterday

Why myth busting backfires ...

https://theconversation.com/seeing-is-believing-how-media-mythbusti...

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https://www.the-scientist.com/reading-frames/where-do-our-memories-...

Where Do Our Memories Live?

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https://theconversation.com/coronavirus-why-were-using-llamas-to-he...

why we’re using llamas to help fight the pandemic

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https://phys.org/news/2020-05-nature-antifreeze-formula-durable-con...

Nature's antifreeze' provides formula for more durable concrete

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https://phys.org/news/2020-05-physicists-short-lived-radioactive-mo...

Physicists measure a short-lived radioactive molecule for first time

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https://phys.org/news/2020-05-clues-deep-earthquake-mystery.html?ut...

New clues to deep earthquake mystery

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa yesterday

Critical transition theory shows flickering in heart before atrial fibrillation

https://phys.org/news/2020-05-critical-transition-theory-flickering...

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https://techxplore.com/news/2020-05-method-hydrogen-vivo-photosynth...

A method to produce hydrogen in vivo photosynthetically

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https://techxplore.com/news/2020-05-jailbreak-tool-iphones.html?utm...

New jailbreak tool unlocks almost all iPhones

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https://techxplore.com/news/2020-05-coronavirus-pandemic-life-onlin...

The coronavirus pandemic moved life online – a surge in website defacing followed

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https://techxplore.com/news/2020-05-high-security-identification-co...

High-security identification that cannot be counterfeited

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https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01506-2?utm_source=Natur...

‘Medications should be prescribed by doctors, not the president’: leading Brazilian scientist discusses the pandemic

Scientists across the country are battling anti-science sentiment alongside a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases.
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https://theconversation.com/climate-explained-why-countries-dont-co...
Climate explained: why countries don’t count emissions from goods they import
Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on Tuesday

Even natural products may pose potential risk to unborn child

https://www.news-medical.net/news/20200525/Even-natural-products-ma...

Source:
Journal reference:

Ganal-Vonarburg, S.C., et al. (2020) Microbial–host molecular exchange and its functional consequences in early mammalian life. Science. doi.org/10.1126/science.aba0478.

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https://theconversation.com/the-world-needs-pharmaceuticals-from-ch...

The world needs pharmaceuticals from China and India to beat coronavirus

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https://phys.org/news/2020-05-physicist-state-room.html?utm_source=...

Physicist creates fifth state of matter from the living room

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https://phys.org/news/2020-05-astrophysicists-capture-class-transie...

Astrophysicists capture new class of transient objects

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https://theconversation.com/why-astronomers-now-doubt-there-is-an-u...

Why astronomers now doubt there is an undiscovered 9th planet in our solar system

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on Tuesday

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Whispering Gallery and sound wave communication
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Can We Really Get to Alpha Centauri? The Breakthrough Starshot Mission Explained
https://phys.org/news/2020-05-interstellar-probes-starshot.html?utm...

How will we receive signals from interstellar probes like Starshot?

 

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