Bipolar disorder: A swinging mood disorder

by Anisha Khemani – Bipolar, as the name suggests, is a behavioral disorder when the person has 2 poles and indeed it is 2 extreme poles of behavior. The 2 phases of bipolar disorder are- Depression: where there may be a negative outlook on life, avoidance of social interactions, blaming yourself for everything, and hating your existence. Manic: where there…

Who run the world?

A tribute to the amazing women of the NICE Lab. You are an inspiration and a guiding light to every little girl who dreams.  We are so honored to have you a part of our family!

One punch man of the ocean

by Abhaydeep Pinjala The strongest punch in the anime world is backed by Sitama, who is the protagonist of the One Punch Man show. He has tremendous power to punch through anything in this world and the world beyond. Coming to reality there is one contender that can challenge Sitama in his punching skills. This is the one and only…

An encounter with a spectacled cobra

by Maansi Sharan – These long, slender, limbless, scaly reptiles existed millions of years ago when dinosaurs once roamed the earth. They’re found slithering through all landscapes and continents except Antarctica. Snakes can get a detailed description of the environment around them by occasionally flicking their forked tongue out. Their tongue collects chemicals from the air and ground, which is…

Forever Frozen Flowers From Fancy Faience

by Pavan Kaushik – Flowers have fascinated humans since millennia. They have been objects of interest for lovers, philosophers, artists, priests, chemists, biologists and also flying insects. It’s beauty is surely due to its fascinating diversity in patterns, colours, shapes and smells. But, it is also valued more due to its ephemeral presence in limited geographical locations. People from diverse backgrounds…

10 reasons to discuss science with 5 year olds

by Aditi Mishra Recently, I participated in SkypeAScientist with seventy kindergarteners from an International School in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I’ll admit, it was daunting. But by the end of this blog you would understand why this was one of the most educating experiences from grad school yet. When I had initially signed up for SkypeAScientist, I was thinking that I…

Experiences as a mediator at Elements

by Gauri Gharpure I recently had the opportunity to mediate at Elements, Science Gallery Bengaluru’s first pop-up exhibition, partnered with the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) in October 2019 to marked the 150th anniversary of the periodic table. It featured a variety of exhibits and events to engage the visitors and…

The Joy of rain: Dancing owlets and singing frogs

by Santosh Rajus – The word Rain always brings joy and puts a smile on everyone’s face. For animals, it starts with the soil-dwelling bacteria that releases a sweet-smelling chemical that we relate to the smell of rain. The frogs and fishes wait in anticipation for the rains to begin their journey and move to richer grounds for mating and…