Establishing trust across the aisle on issues of climate change

An image from a shipborne NASA investigation to study how changing conditions in the Arctic affect the ocean's chemistry and ecosystems. Credit: gsfc/Flickr, CC BY 2.0.

Making people anxious even to ask honest questions, and robbing them of the opportunity to respectfully disagree, isn't good for science.

The science in Netflix's 'Spectral'

A scene from the film 'Spectral' (2016). Source: Netflix

It's fun to think about the implications of a film's antagonists being modelled after a phenomenon I've often read/written about but never thought about that way.

The Indian Science Congress has gutted its own award by giving it to Appa Rao Podile

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An award of the Indian Science Congress has become subverted into becoming an instrument of negotiation for political agents: "You let me interfere in your duties, I will give you a fancy-sounding award".

The metaphorical transparency of responsible media

We in India often complain about how the media doesn't care enough to cover science stories. But when we're looking back and forward in time, we become blind to the media's efforts.