Science & Us

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Oct 29, 2022

Why this simple solution helps prevent diarrhoeal deaths

On October 16, 2022, Dr Dilip Mahalanabis died in Kolkata. In 1971, he pioneered the use of oral rehydration therapy in refugee camps near Kolkata saving many lives. This was the first time it was used in a cri...

34 mins

Sep 30, 2022

Forensic archeology helps unravel mystery of skeletons found in Punjab

In 2014, skeletons were found in the well in a Gurdwara in Ajnala area of Punjab. Who do the skeletons belong to? While historical records said that these could be Indian soldiers killed by the British during t...

35 mins

Aug 31, 2022

Why are cloudbursts the new normal?

In the past couple of decades, we have been hearing of cloudbursts in some part of the country or another. How is the Indian Meteorological Department studying this phenomenon? Why are these incidents increasin...

34 mins

Jun 30, 2022

How climate change makes lightning our enemy as the no.1 natural killer

At 2000 deaths on an average per year, lightning kills more people than any other natural event or disaster. In this episode of Science & Us, we find out how climate change leads to an increase in lightning str...

30 mins

May 30, 2022

Want to speak with autistic kids? Make it musical

In this episode of Science and Us, we explore how music helps autistic children communicate with others. Suno India’s Menaka Rao speaks with Dr Nandini Chatterjee Singh, senior national programme officer, with...

29 mins

Apr 30, 2022

India's delay in dealing with nuclear waste could be costly

This April, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Stalin met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi demanding that the spent fuel from India’s largest nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu be dealt with. What has been the India...

26 mins

Mar 31, 2022

Queerness is everywhere but science is biased

This is the second in the two-part series on how gendered understanding of science affects the way research is conducted. In this episode, Suno India’s Menaka Rao speaks to Sayantan Datta about how the certaint...

30 mins

Mar 31, 2022

The invisible influence of sexism on science

March 8 is International Women’s day. We have two episodes this month on how gendered understanding of science affects the way research is conducted.  The first episode describes the protests led by feminist o...

29 mins

Feb 28, 2022

Is coconut oil the much-needed solution for our dandruff problems

What makes a healthy scalp? Scientists from the Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER), Bhopal are working on understanding the scalp microbiome of Indians, both healthy and dandruff-ridden...

22 mins

Feb 01, 2022

Researchers Debunk 185-Year Old Name Mix-Ups In Snake Species

While scientists discovered a new snake species in the southern Indian state of Tamilnadu, little did they know that this discovery would unearth a 185-year old problem of name mix-ups done in the past. In 2016...

21 mins