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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 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 20 hours ago

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 21 hours ago

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.


Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa 21 hours ago

Class of stellar explosions found to be galactic producers of lithium

Classical novae

The formation of the universe, commonly referred to as the "Big Bang," primarily formed the elements hydrogen, helium and a little lithium. All the other chemical elements, including the majority of lithium, are formed in .

Classical novae are a class of stars consisting of a white dwarf (a stellar remnant with the mass of the sun but the size of Earth) and a larger star in close orbit around the white dwarf.

Gas falls from the larger star onto the white dwarf, and when enough gas has accumulated on the white dwarf, an explosion, or nova, occurs. There are about 50 explosions per year in our galaxy and the brightest ones in the night sky are observed by astronomers worldwide.

https://phys.org/news/2020-06-class-stellar-explosions-galactic-lit...

Carbon–Oxygen Classical Novae Are Galactic 7Li Producers as well as Potential Supernova Ia Progenitors, Astrophysical Journal (2020). iopscience.iop.org/article/10. … 847/1538-4357/ab8d23

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa 21 hours ago

'Black nitrogen': Researchers discover new high-pressure material and solve a puzzle of the periodic table

https://phys.org/news/2020-06-black-nitrogen-high-pressure-material...

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https://phys.org/news/2020-06-human-factor-limits-climate.html?utm_...

The human factor limits hope of climate fixes

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https://phys.org/news/2020-06-scientists-reveal-energy-exchange-tro...

Scientists reveal energy exchange between troposphere and ionosphere in Congo Basin

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https://phys.org/news/2020-06-today-atmospheric-carbon-dioxide-grea...

Study shows today's atmospheric carbon dioxide levels greater than 23 million-year record

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https://phys.org/news/2020-06-hot-stars-plagued-giant-magnetic.html...

Hot stars are plagued by giant magnetic spots

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https://phys.org/news/2020-06-milky-hot-halo-astronomers.html?utm_s...

The Milky Way has one very hot halo, astronomers find

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https://phys.org/news/2020-06-patterns-spiral-galaxies-universe.htm...

Study finds that patterns formed by spiral galaxies show that the universe may have a defined structure

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa 21 hours ago

Extinction rate is accelerating, according to researchers

Loss of land-based vertebrates is accelerating, study finds

https://phys.org/news/2020-06-loss-land-based-vertebrates.html?utm_...

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Robot chef trained to make omelettes
Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa 22 hours ago

A new theorem predicts that stationary black holes must have at least one light ring

https://phys.org/news/2020-06-theorem-stationary-black-holes.html?u...

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https://phys.org/news/2020-06-sea-snail-human-insulin-hybrid.html?u...

Sea snail, human insulin hybrid could lead to better diabetes treatments

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"'Encoding mode' is more than simply paying attention to the task at hand. It is paying attention to encoding, which selectively ramps up activity in the part of the  that is the most important for making new memories: the hippocampus. 

Zhisen J. Urgolites el al., "Spiking activity in the human hippocampus prior to encoding predicts subsequent memory," PNAS (2020). www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.2001338117

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-06-brain-ready.html?utm_source=...

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https://phys.org/news/2020-06-remote-neurons.html?utm_source=nwlett...

A remote control for neurons: Researchers have created a new technology that enhances scientists' ability to communicate with neural cells using light.

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https://phys.org/news/2020-06-geometry-intricately-fabricated-glass...

Geometry of intricately fabricated glass makes light trap itself

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa 22 hours ago

Research unveils patterns in brain activity associated with intergroup conflicts

This study is among the first to investigate the synchronization of  within groups in relation to individual and group-level decision-making.

 the first to uncover brain-to-brain coupling at the level of larger groups, and crucially, to show that this neural synchronization predicts collective decision making. Their work could open up new horizons for future studies exploring how social interactions can shape brain activity and how these socially shaped neural patterns can in turn drive collective actions.

This his work reveals how individuals in already established groups interact and make group decisions. We also collected new data regarding the formation of group, to reveal the neural mechanism of how single individuals form a group. In our next studies, we are interested in exploring the influence of group structure (such as peer group, leader-follower etc.) on intergroup interaction.

Scientists shed new light on neural processes behind our desire for...

More information: Jiaxin Yang et al. Within-group synchronization in the prefrontal cortex associates with intergroup conflict, Nature Neuroscience (2020). DOI: 10.1038/s41593-020-0630-x

Hejing Zhang et al. Oxytocin promotes coordinated out-group attack during intergroup conflict in humans, eLife (2019). DOI: 10.7554/eLife.40698

Carsten K. W. De Dreu et al. In-group defense, out-group aggression, and coordination failures in intergroup conflict, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2016). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1605115113

brain.bnu.edu.cn/home/yinama/

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-06-unveils-patterns-brain-inter...

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa yesterday

The few preliminary clinical studies that have been done with stem cells and exosomes don't support commercialising these interventions, let alone justify their use in the current pandemic.

Stem cells are an interesting treatment avenue for coronavirus, no doubt, but they have not yet proved effective under well-designed and rigorously conducted clinical trials.

https://www.sciencealert.com/scam-stem-cell-therapies-for-covid-19-...

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https://www.sciencealert.com/a-strange-thing-can-happen-when-you-us...

As a study showed last year, the downstream effects can be surprising, and far-reaching too, affecting much more than just your dental wellbeing.

In an experiment led by scientists from the UK and Spain, researchers found that the simple act of using mouthwash after exercising can reduce one of the benefits of exercise: lowering blood pressure.

When you exercise, your blood vessels open in response to the production of nitric oxide, which increases the diameter of blood vessels. This process is called vasodilation, and it increases blood flow circulation to active muscles.

For a long time, researchers thought this only happened during exercise, but in more recent years, evidence has shown that circulation stays high (meaning blood pressure is lowered) even after exercise – thanks to how bacteria interact with a compound called nitrate, which forms when nitric oxide degrades.

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https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-05-microbiome-rewilding-biodive...

Microbiome rewilding: Biodiverse urban green spaces strengthen human immune systems

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa yesterday

Meteorites might be more likely to strike near the equator

A study reveals the amount of debris likely to hit Earth every year and where

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/meteorites-might-be-more-likely...

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https://www.sciencealert.com/these-ocean-power-stations-pack-a-lot-...

Clever Ocean Power Station Harvests Wind, Wave And Solar Energy on One Platform

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https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-24371140

Can a drug make you tell the truth?

https://www.quora.com/Do-you-speak-the-truth-when-waking-up-from-an...

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https://phys.org/news/2020-05-scientists-heat-resistant-material.ht...

Scientists develop the most heat-resistant material ever created

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on Sunday

How flight suits have evolved to keep astronauts safe in space

Today’s high-tech spacesuit materials are a far cry from the cotton and rubber used by early high-altitude pilots.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2019/07/suiting-up/?cmp...

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https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2019/07/lifting-off/?cm...

Explore 60 years of rockets

This graphic charts the history of spaceflight, from Russia’s reliable early vehicles to today’s privately engineered crafts.

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Climate change: 'Stunning' seafloor ridges record Antarctic retreat

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-52845990

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https://www.sciencealert.com/the-inevitable-abyss-each-year-we-lose...

The Inevitable Abyss: Each Year, We Lose Yet Another Section of The Universe

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https://www.sciencealert.com/large-groups-of-humans-are-hopeless-du...

Study Reveals Why Large Groups of Humans Are Hopeless in a Crisis

During a crisis, psychologists have found people are less likely to take action during an emergency if there are others around them.
Oftentimes, members of a community experience denial, or do not believe the threat is real to them, leaving action until the last moment.

The global pandemic and the current climate crisis have shown us that reaching consensus in large groups takes a lot of convincing, especially when there's a sharp conflict of views.

Compared to a simulation, however, the stakes for inaction in reality are a lot higher - so it's good to keep this human shortcoming in mind.

 

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