Category: Science

“Why You Are You : Nearer the Secret of Life”

“It has not escaped our notice that the specific pairing we have postulated suggests a possible copying mechanism for the genetic material.”

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Dr Hawking – What a Life You Lived!

Dr Hawking – What a Life You Lived! Your scientific works will live on and illuminate the lives of generations to come.


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Science and Capitalism : The Radium Girls

Doctors found that when exposed to Radium cancerous tumours shrink. This led to proliferation of many products associated with Radium by commercial interests seeking to make a quick profit. Radium Soda, Radium Tooth Paste, Cakes, Lipstick and even Radium Water flooded the market.

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“Capital” to Revolutionize a World Riven by Capitalism

Read what Marx says. Pay no attention to those that tell you Capital is hard: they are merely saying ‘read my book first’. You have limited time: spend it on reading Capital. Remember, Capital was serialised in a workers’ paper. You are today’s workers and Capital is your invitation card to history.

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Doctors for the public and Corporate Doctors

This entry is part 11 of 13 in the series Tamil Nadu Opposes NEET

Ebola virus attacks Africa. In relation to India, can Cuba be one twentieth? How many doctors went to Africa from US and India? Cuban doctors queued up to volunteer.

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DNA mapping proves Internationalism – Video

most of our genetic make up originates from a melting pot of different areas and continents. For some, it was even the races they truly disliked. Ironically, two of the individuals in the group even turned out to be related!

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Fight by Software Programmers for their Rights – the beginnings

This entry is part 1 of 13 in the series The Cathedral and the Bazaar

Who would have thought that a world-class operating system could coalesce as if by magic out of part-time hacking by several thousand developers scattered all over the planet, connected only by the tenuous strands of the Internet?

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The wonderful world of “e” – video

We meet some strange creatures everyday, without stopping to think about them. Presenting one of them, ‘e’ which pervades so many areas of natural and social world.

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“Toxic Mix – A Handbook of Science and Politics” – book introduction

This brief introduction to modern science and politics demonstrates the dangerous consequences that result whenever the federal government, often allied with big business, distorts or misrepresents scientific evidence to advance a political agenda.

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Scientific approach and axiomatic approach

The Babylonian attitude is that you know all of the various theorems and many of the connections in between, but you have never fully realized that it could all come up from a bunch of axioms.

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How Development of a New Scientific Theory Happens!

I read all these reports by the “beta-decay experts,”… I never looked at the original data; …that would have been the sensible thing to do. I would have recognized right away that I had already noticed it wasn’t satisfactorily proved.

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How to differentiate science from pseudo science?

We live in a world of in which for the past 400 years there is an avalanche of scientific discoveries which transformed life on earth in more ways than one. But we are also facing attempts to drag us back into the ages of ignorance.

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Hindutva’s Science Envy

Hindutva’s science envy The spiritualist metaphysics of Brahmins cannot withstand a serious scientific scrutiny. To cover this obscurantist metaphysics as “science” is a desperate attempt to protect it from the critical scrutiny of real science.

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For the Love of Physics

How to teach and make students love physics? On May 16, 2011, Professor of Physics Emeritus Walter Lewin returned to MIT lecture hall 26-100 for a physics talk and book signing, complete with some of his most famous physics demonstrations to celebrate the publication of his new book For The Love Of Physics: From the …

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Einstein’s Big Idea

History and science behind E=mc2

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