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  • Men of mettle

    Russian physicist and future Nobel Prize winner, Pyotr Kapitsa, when he was young, was on exchange in the Rutherford laboratory (in Chilton, Oxfordshire, UK). After the term was over, he wanted to…

  • Darwin’s black box

    A black box is a whimsical term used in science to describe something whose inner workings are mysterious, either because they cannot be seen or because they’re just incomprehensible. Charles Darwin’s black box was the cell.…

  • The helpful Moon

    The book Our Created Moon: Earth’s Fascinating Neighbor reveals some ways the Moon benefits mankind. One obvious way is the light it reflects at night, which has guided travellers on land and sea for…

  • Darwin’s black box

    A black box is a whimsical term used in science to describe something whose inner workings are mysterious, either because they cannot be seen or because they’re just incomprehensible. Charles Darwin’s black box was the cell.…

  • A total eclipse

    …A total eclipse is one of the most beneficial events for human knowledge. Astronomers, physicists and historians learn all kinds of things from them (this is how astronomers confirmed that gravity bends…

  • Feeling dizzy?

    Do you realise that you should be dizzy right now?  That’s because you are, right now, travelling at the speed of 66,000 miles per hour around the Sun. That’s how fast the…

  • Earth: The perfect home

    …the universe is a very inhospitable place. As far as we know, there’s no other place in it that can support human life except this little dot of a planet called Earth.…

  • Penicillin, the miracle drug

    On a September morning in 1928, Alexander Fleming sat at his work bench at St. Mary’s Hospital after having just returned from a vacation at The Dhoon (his country house) with his…