Manoj Pandey* The provocation for this article is many social media comments claiming that electric vehicles are totally pollution-free,  or stating that total replacement of petrol and diesel with ethanol is the only way...
Manoj Pandey* Land and water formations such as hills, rivers, lakes, deserts and plains originate, change their shape and size, and even disappear over long periods of time. Take the case of rivers. Arid...
Manoj Pandey* Sci-fi fiction and movies have come up with scenarios in which humans are dominated or controlled by androids - computers behaving as humans. Some scientists feel that these fictional scenarios are highly...
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...
Manoj Pandey* Why are gut microbes so important for our health? Before we come to the main discussion, let us define a certain expression. Gut refers...
Manoj Pandey* 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,...
Manoj Pandey* 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...
Manoj Pandey* 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....
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...

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