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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 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-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 ...

.......164

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

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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Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on Thursday

US scientists link BCG vaccination with fewer COVID-19 cases, Indian scientists hopeful but cautious

"We found that countries without universal policies of BCG vaccination, such as Italy, the Netherlands, and the United States, have been more severely affected compared to countries with universal and long-standing BCG policies," noted the researchers led by Gonzalo Otazu, assistant professor of biomedical sciences at NYIT.

The Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine, administered to millions of Indian children soon after birth to protect against tuberculosis, could be a "game-changer" in the fight against the deadly coronavirus, say US scientists. The severity of coronavirus impact may be linked to national policies on BCG childhood vaccination, the yet to be published study from the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) states while citing the examples of Italy and the US.
We found that countries without universal policies of BCG vaccination, such as Italy, the Netherlands, and the United States, have been more severely affected compared to countries with universal and long-standing BCG policies.

According to the study, a combination of reduced morbidity and mortality could make the BCG vaccination a game-changer in the fight against COVID-19.

The BCG vaccine is part of India's universal immunisation programme and administered to millions of children at birth or soon after it.

It is the live weakened form of mycobacterium bovis -- the causative agent of tuberculosis in cattle -- related to mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria which causes tuberculosis in humans.

India, with the world's highest TB burden, introduced BCG mass immunisation in 1948.

It was effective not in the sense that it was able to cure, but it was able to reduce the intensity," Gulati said.

Gulati explained that the SARS virus is also basically a "coronated virus".

"So since the current pandemic is less intense in the countries with BCG vaccine intervention and that it was effective against another coronavirus is reason for hope.


Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on Thursday

How the novel coronavirus binds to human cells

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-04-coronavirus-human-cells.html...

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Quarantined Italians become citizen scientists

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https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2020/04/to-stem-coronavirus-...

To stem the coronavirus crisis, Harvard Medical School scientists forge ahead on six key fronts

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coronavirus crisis, science is the way out: Q&A with Neil deGrasse Tyson and Ann Druyan

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/04/01/coronavirus-neil-...

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on Thursday

The new coronavirus emerged from the global wildlife trade – and may be devastating enough to end it

https://theconversation.com/the-new-coronavirus-emerged-from-the-gl...

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https://phys.org/news/2020-04-disease-primarily-roadsides.html?utm_...

Plant disease primarily spreads via roadsides

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$$ https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-04-lockdowns-weeks-covid-.html?...

Research: Lockdowns need to last more than six weeks to contain COVID-19 $$

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https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-04-heavy-older-age-cm-waistline...

Heavy drinking into older age adds 4 cm to waistline

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https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-04-cool-relief-migraine-law-cen...

*'Cool' relief for migraine sufferers: Innovation law center helps bring wearable tech to market

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https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-04-diets-weight-loss-blood-pres...

Most diets lead to weight loss and lower blood pressure, but effects largely disappear after a year

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on Thursday

 high dopamine concentrations do not make neurons more active. However, higher dopamine levels do make the neurons remain active for a longer period of time.

More information: Local and global consequences of reward-evoked striatal dopamine release, Nature (2020). DOI: 10.1038/s41586-020-2158-3 , https://nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2158-3

Journal information: Nature 

Specialized MRI sensor reveals the neurotransmitter's influence on neural activity throughout the brain

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https://phys.org/news/2020-04-universe.html?utm_source=nwletter&...

Researchers test the way we understand forces in the universe

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 https://theconversation.com/coronavirus-pandemic-has-unleashed-a-wa...

Coronavirus pandemic has unleashed a wave of cyber attacks – here’s how to protect yourself

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https://techxplore.com/news/2020-04-major-net-industrial-emissions....

Major new study charts course to net zero industrial emissions

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https://phys.org/news/2020-04-discovery-compounds-circadian-clock.h...

The discovery of new compounds for acting on the circadian clock

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on Thursday

Research: Cancer gene inhibition shows step toward beating neuroblastomas

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-04-cancer-gene-inhibition-neuro...

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https://phys.org/news/2020-04-skull-scans-reveal-evolutionary-secre...

Skull scans reveal evolutionary secrets of fossil brains

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https://phys.org/news/2020-04-physical-spurs-gene-reveals.html?utm_...

Physical force alone spurs gene expression, study reveals

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https://phys.org/news/2020-04-evolutionary-cave-hibernate-extinctio...

Evolutionary adaptation helped cave bears hibernate, but may have caused extinction

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https://techxplore.com/news/2020-04-google-chips.html?utm_source=nw...

Google trains chips to design themselves

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Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on Wednesday

Coronavirus Tests are Now Free For Every Indian – Here are a few Authorized Testing Centres list and their contact numbers. The number of the testing centres have been increased now and this is only a preliminary list.

http://www.techiyogiz.com/2020/03/coronavirus-tests-are-now-free-fo...

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https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/coronvavirushelplinenumber.pdf

India: Central Helpline Number for corona-virus: - +91-11-23978046
Helpline Numbers of States & Union Territories (UTs)

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https://www.sciencealert.com/the-structure-of-the-coronavirus-spike...

*New Study of The Coronavirus 'Spike' Protein Could Help Explain Its Immense Spread

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https://www.sciencealert.com/food-safety-expert-explains-how-to-saf...

*Do You Really Have to Disinfect All Groceries Now? An Expert Explains

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on Wednesday

Three previously unknown genetic mechanisms have been discovered in causing myopia otherwise known as short or near-sightedness.

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-03-genetic-short-sightedness.ht...

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https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-03-chemicals-bpa-blood-pressure...

Chemicals used to replace BPA may lead to increased blood pressure

BPA disrupts the body's endocrine system by mimicking the hormone estrogen. BPA exposure has been linked with .

Based on studies over the last few decades, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2012 banned the use of this chemical in baby bottles and infant formula packaging. Manufacturers often replace BPA with other chemicals such as bisphenol S (BPS) and bisphenol F (BPF). These substitute chemicals are often found in products labeled "BPA free."

However, results suggest that even low-dose exposure to all these chemicals can affect  in the offspring later in life.

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on Wednesday

When warblers warn of cowbirds, blackbirds get the message

https://phys.org/news/2020-03-warblers-cowbirds-blackbirds-message....

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Very impressive: Meet this very young scientist, just six and already published a research paper!
https://phys.org/news/2020-03-hoot-adventures-australia-youngest-sc...
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https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-03-gain-insights-pain-brain.htm...
* Researchers gain new insights into pain signaling in the brain
Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on Wednesday

Surfing the waves: Electrons break law to go with the flow

https://phys.org/news/2020-03-surfing-electrons-law.html?utm_source...

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https://phys.org/news/2020-03-scientists-key-actions-halt-global.ht...

Scientists list four key actions to halt global warming

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https://phys.org/news/2020-03-electron-eating-neon-star-collapse.ht...

An international team of researchers has found that neon inside a certain massive star can consume the electrons in the core, a process called electron capture, which causes the star to collapse into a neutron star and produce a supernova.

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https://techxplore.com/news/2020-03-mobile-apps-hidden-behaviors-us...

A team of cybersecurity researchers has discovered that a large number of cell phone applications contain hardcoded secrets allowing others to access private data or block content provided by users.

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on Wednesday
 

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