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Bridging the gap through WhatsApp

Rupsy Khurana

Misinformation and its spread like wildfire is one of the greatest challenges we face. WhatsApp plays a big role in spreading information, disinformation and misinformation. In this article, Rupsy talks about a WhatsApp group set up to bridge the gap between journalists and scientists thereby curbing the spread of misinformation.


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Highlights of India Science Festival 2022

Sarah Iqbal & Shruti Sundaresan

Science festivals can be great platforms to motivate people to science. This January, the Foundation for Advancing Science and Technology (FAST India), a non-profit private entity, conducted a virtual mode, two-week-long science festival called India Science Festival 2022. The free-for-all annual event received a whopping global response. More than fifty carefully crafted events fascinated the all-age-group participants and inspired them to engage in science. Here are excerpts from the mega event.

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    Ignite Life Science Foundation, Cactus Communications, and IndiaBioscience have come together to co-host this live online event. In a relaxed and conversational format, the interlocutor for each session will uncover the background story of the work and life of an eminent scientist.

    The guest of this event is Vishva Dixit, Vice President of Early Discovery Research, Physiological Chemistry at Genentech.


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    FundaySunday is an initiative to publicize some fun science communications and take interesting/funny/self-descriptive science near our audiences. It could be science illustration/poem/song/dance/picture or anything that makes subjects in life sciences interesting.

    The guest of this event is Mohit Kumar Jolly, Assistant Professor at BSSE, IISc Bangalore.


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    IN CONVERSATION with IGNITE #2

    Suchibrata Borah & Jyotsna Dhawan

    Ignite Life Science Foundation, Cactus Communications, and IndiaBioscience have come together to co-host this live online event. In a relaxed and conversational format, the interlocutor for each session will uncover the background story of the work and life of an eminent scientist.

    The guest of the second event in the series is Ron Vale who is the Vice President of Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Executive Director of its Janelia Research Campus

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    Self-Care During a Pandemic

    For many of us, the pandemic has disrupted our daily routines, especially those related to self-care. Here are some active steps you can take to nurture your well-being during this difficult period.

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    Staying connected when you are stuck at home

    Even though the lockdown has been lifted in many parts of the country, physical distancing still remains one of our best strategies to fight the pandemic. However, physical distancing need not mean social distancing, and here are some ideas for how you can remain connected to your loved ones while following safe distancing protocols.

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    Do you know someone struggling with their mental health?

    It can be difficult to figure out how to provide support to our loved ones under the extraordinary conditions brought on by the pandemic. Here are some things that you might be able to do if you observe a friend or a loved one struggling with their mental health.