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The Wheels of Friendship

When I reached high school, my curios­i­ty led me to won­der, how do a train’s wheels, which are on a fixed axle, nego­ti­ate a curve? If a pair of wheels nego­ti­ate a curve, the out­er wheel has to trav­el a … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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The Science of Curiosity

When I was a small kid, I had hun­dreds of ques­tions about every­thing. What they taught us in school was com­plete­ly dis­tanced from my curios­i­ty in observ­ing the world around me. Why are these peo­ple defe­cat­ing in the bush­es? Nobody … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Do New Scientist’s Headlines Make Sense?

When I was in school, I was asked to par­tic­i­pate in a debate: “Sci­ence: A Cure Or A Dis­ease?”. Yes, my school sucked. Since then, I’ve been observ­ing how the dis­ci­pline of sci­ence remains large­ly mis­un­der­stood or not under­stood at … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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QOTD — 10th Oct 2007

After the intense and enlight­en­ing dis­cus­sion on an ear­li­er post — An Unqui­et Mind Over Mat­ter — I couldn’t help resist shar­ing today’s Quote of the Day from The Quotation’s Page. It’s a per­fect rejoin­der that serves a sump­tu­ous dessert … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Research Highlights from India

When I was young, there was a spate of Indi­an sci­en­tists com­mit­ting sui­cide. It had made the cov­er sto­ry of some dis­tin­guished mag­a­zines. It made me think of how sci­en­tists are a rel­a­tive­ly ignored lot in our pri­mar­i­ly reli­gious and … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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