For small numbers, ronto and quecto, respectively. Photo by Mika Baumeister on Unsplash An electron weighs a “rontogram”, Jupitar weighs two “quettagrams”, and the diameter of the observable universe is around one “rontometer”. This is how Katrina starts her article for the Chemistry World. General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM), the authority that decides … Continue reading Two New Prefixes for Big SI Units-Ronna and Quetta
The answer remains elusive to the scientists. Photo by engin akyurt on Unsplash Is artificial rain the key to reversing global warming? Scientists are optimistic but completely unsure about the repercussions. During the summer, hot air gets saturated with water vapor. Warm air tends to be lighter in weight and moves upward in the atmosphere. … Continue reading Can cloud seeding impact global warming?
The pitch-drop experiment was started in 1927 to measure its viscosity and it continues to this date. Photo by Jake Blucker on Unsplash I feel often impatient when my chemical reactions take a day worth of time to finish. I try to expedite them by adjusting various parameters of the reactions. Recently, I googled, what’s … Continue reading The Longest Running Experiment Ever
To receive the Nobel prize, do scientists need a high h-index? Peter Higgs, Nobel laureate in physics, proves no, that's not essential Photo by Siora Photography on Unsplash When the so-called “god particle” was discovered, Peter Higgs suddenly became the centerpiece of the world of physics. The hypothesis he had published in 1964, turned out … Continue reading The Nobel Prize and Low h-index
GPT-3, an AI tool by OpenAI, has scripted a scientific publication about itself with just one human command Photo by Possessed Photography on Unsplash Plenty of young researchers face mental roadblocks when they sit down to write their thesis. What if AI can do that on their behalf? Surely, these people would be at the … Continue reading Artificial Intelligence Writes A Scientific Paper About Itself
A team of researchers from the US, China, and Hong Kong devised a digital aging model that made some surprising predictions. Photo by Kristina Tripkovic on Unsplash Mental health is as crucial as physical health when it comes to the well-being of the human body. So, physical health shares a deep-rooted connection with mental health, … Continue reading Loneliness Expedites Aging Faster Than Smoking-A New Study Finds
UC Berkley-based researchers recently found a crucial link between the quantity of sleep and how generous a person is willing to be. Photo by Tom Parsons on Unsplash Human beings are one of the most sociable creatures on this planet. Thanks to the generosity of this species. But, what keeps a person generous? Resources? Empathy? … Continue reading A New Research Suggests That Sleep Deprivation Makes People Less Generous
Why? A naturally occurring gene has got the answer. Photo by Andrew Rice on Unsplash When a DNA replicates, the newborn DNA doesn’t appear to be a lookalike to its parent. It inherits a lot of changes which is caused by mutations. Those mutated DNAs can be dangerous if they are altered too much compared … Continue reading Elephants Have Much Lower Cancer Risk Compared to Humans