In the intriguing world of Science Gallery Bengaluru’s exhibition, CARBON, an ongoing experiment by researchers from the Simons Centre for the Study of Living Machines at the National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bengaluru, broadly relates to the question of the origins of life from non-living sub-components. Jīvāṇu, as this exhibit is named, is a replicative study based on a previous study by Indian researchers to determine whether simple chemicals can form the building blocks of life, thereby giving rise to a precursor of living cells.
'Back to the Future!' is a virtual lab series making advanced biology engaging and accessible for students across India through exciting episodes and interactive discussions. This virtual lab series was awarded the 3rd IndiaBioscience Outreach Grant. This article showcases the team's filmmaking journey, their growth and impact, with plans to continue expanding public awareness of science and research.
This PhD Café article explores the science communication journey of Devanshi Gupta, a PhD student at the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD), Hyderabad. Devanshi highlights the importance of effective science communication, the challenges she faced, and the rewarding experiences that fuelled her passion for sharing science with broad audiences.
Mala Radhakrishnan is a scientist-poet and a professor of chemistry at Wellesley College, USA. She writes and performs chemistry-themed poetry, including poems based on biochemistry, and has published two poetry books. In this interview, she shares insights into how science and poetry can be integrated into education.
Narcondam Island of Andaman is the only home for the Narcondam hornbills. Rohit Naniwadekar and his team ran a science outreach project to spread awareness about the vulnerable island ecosystems and sensitise communities who live and work around these areas. The team is also an awardee of 1st IndiaBioscience Outreach Grant. In this article, Joel uncovers the journey, experiences, logistics, highs and lows of running an outreach program intended for on ground stakeholders.
Ankita Rathore, a research student, is studying how people perceive the rapidly emerging field of nanotechnology. In this opinion article, she shares some aspects of her ongoing research and her views on why it is essential to factor in public opinion before implementing new technologies for their benefit.
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.