The Dancing Snake

Dreams leading to discoveries- I find this subject very intriguing and I happen to bring this up with my students often to inspire them. I recently had one of my students ask, “Ma’am, do you remember Kekulé?” And that’s the inspiration behind this piece. Have you heard of Benzene? Well, one might find it amusing…

Dreams to Discoveries

“Dream, dream, dream. Dreams transform into thoughts and thoughts result in action”- these are the words of our former President- the Missile Man of India, Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam during an interaction with students. He was a great dreamer, and he motivated the younger generation of the nation to dream high. But his…

The Hidden Reality

The bestselling author of The Elegant Universe and The Fabric of the Cosmos tackles perhaps the most mind-bending question in modern physics and cosmology: Is our universe the only universe? There was a time when the “universe” meant all there is. Everything. Yet, a number of theories are converging on the possibility that our universe…

Is Living an Art or Science?

We hear more often the terms like the art of living, spiritual living, living for the present, purposeful living, and so many other terms attached to living. So the question arises as to what is living? All of us live, with or without the above terms. Adding some adjectives to life does not mean that…

Ikigai

“Only staying active will make you want to live a hundred years.” —Japanese proverb. Discover the Japanese secret to a long and happy life with the internationally bestselling guide to ikigai. According to the Japanese, everyone has an ikigai—a reason for living. And according to the residents of the Japanese village with the world’s longest-living…

The Magic of Sleep

We have spent decades optimizing our waking hours, but what about the precious hours after we doze off (or try to)? The Magic of Sleep tells you everything you’ve ever wanted to know about sleep but were too tired to ask. As the most active time for our brains and the most important element to…

Origin

Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend a major announcement—the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever”. The evening’s host is Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old billionaire and futurist whose dazzling high-tech inventions and audacious predictions have made him a…

The Martian

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to…

Lithium-ion battery pioneers win Chemistry Nobel

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 was awarded jointly to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino for the development of lithium-ion batteries. An announcement to this effect was made by Professor Goran K. Hansson, Secretary-General of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, on Wednesday, the 9th October 2019. Each of…