Manoj Pandey* In this episode of Myths Under the Lens, we are venturing into an area that is mind-boggling, even bizarre. It is physics, but not the type we studied in our schools and...
Manoj Pandey* Caution: This is a rather long article. Partly because there is so much to discuss on this topic and partly because many passages from research documents and quotes from knowledgeable persons...
MK* Why are gut microbes so important for our health? Before we come to the main discussion, let us define a certain expression. Gut refers to...
MK* I have taken the liberty to generalize some concepts for the sake of simplicity. Puritans may please forgive me for that. As we often do in this column, let me...
MK* At the time of publishing this article, Elon Musk is the second richest man in the world, with a net worth of $179.7 billion. Compare this with the annual budget receipts of national...
MK* If you have not updated yourself about how humans arose on earth, you might have a notion that humans evolved from monkeys. But anthropologists tell us, that is not the case. Even...
Organic food production is literally much more full of muck (and that is good for nature) than the conventional one. Whether organic foods are healthier, however, is debatable. This piece tries to put together the available details...
MK* What is radiation? Is there too much unnatural radiation around us now? The notion that cellphones are harmful to humans seems to have arisen from the often-misunderstood word radiation....
MK* It is well known that living organisms behave in different ways during the day and at night. This looks like a habit acquired by them. However, at the...
MK* All higher animals need water. Scientists say, it is because all land animals have evolved from primitive sea animals. So, we swim in watery fluids when we are in the mother's womb....

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