'Ignorance isn't a problem when it's a question of common citizens having forgotten (or never learnt) middle school science.''It becomes a problem when it's displayed by policymakers and people of some influence,' says Devangshu Datta.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com The USA hosts the greatest scientific establishment in the world. It also has a president who says, 'You know what uranium is, right? It's a thing called nuclear weapons. And other things.' That self-same president also ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Any insect unlucky enough to land on the mouthlike leaves of an Australian pitcher plant will meet a grisly end. The plant's prey is drawn into a vessel-like "pitcher" organ where a specialized cocktail of enzymes digests the victim. Now, by studying the ...Deccan Herald, 3 weeks ago
The Underwater Photographer of the Year competition has announced the winners of this year’s contest, with France’s Gabriel Barathieu being named Underwater Photographer of the Year for an image of a hunting octopus. UPY was kind enough to share some of this year’s honorees with us below. Dancing Octopus Underwater Photographer of the Year, 2017 In the lagoon of Mayotte, during spring low tides, there is very little water on the flats. Only 30 cm ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Maria Sibylla Merian, like many European women of the 17th century, stayed busy managing a household and rearing children. But on top of that, Maria, a German-born woman who lived in the Netherlands, also managed a successful career as an artist, botanist, ...Deccan Herald, 1 month ago
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