Monthly Archives: October 2016

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Written on Oct, 30, 2016 by in | Comments Off on GENES’-EYE VIEW OF THE WORLD: THE WONDERS OF DNA
GENES'-EYE VIEW OF THE WORLD: THE WONDERS OF DNA

Welcome to the world of living. At the risk of boring, let’s have some science on life. Digging up life, once I wrote about the beginning of life from molecular arrangements known as the ‘building blocks’ of life, formed from existing inorganic substances. Belief in spontaneous generation of life from non-living matters goes back to Aristotle. But the modern hypothesis …

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Written on Oct, 16, 2016 by in | Comments Off on PLANTS’-EYE VIEW OF THE WORLD & PLANT INTELLIGENCE
Plants eye

I have borrowed the first half of this title from Michael Pollan’s book The Botany of Desire and the second half is my ramblings. Pollan sees the world as if we are manipulated by plants for their survival rather than we use them for ourselves. He cites examples of tulip bulbs, potatoes, apple and marijuana, to demonstrate that it is …

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Written on Oct, 09, 2016 by in | Comments Off on MICROBE’S-EYE VIEW OF THE WORLD: BACTERIA SAVING OUR LIFE
MICROBE'S-EYE VIEW-OF-THE-WORLD-BACTERIA-SAVING-OUR-LIFE

This is not rollicking sci-fi with some imaginative and dark touches, scrabbling for treasure amid alien detritus. It’s about a real world we live day in day out. This is about science and not for average young adult territory, who might find it boring for the story that it tells. Still, it’s good to know the bug that saves your …

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Written on Oct, 02, 2016 by in | Comments Off on MAN CAN CREATE BABIES FROM SKIN CELLS WITHOUT WOMAN
sperm cells swimming

Having shared and immersed, gluten-intolerance style, about political developments in Manipur with a bunch of strangers with their Pride and Prejudice  and with intimate conflicts about class and tribalism, like Jane-Austen-go-to Imphal, I am back to my favourite subject of science with the greatest hidden secrets, parking silently in the most unlikely places, like people in a bus at an …

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