Kingdoms of life

There are millions of living things in this world. To know and understand them better, scientists have classified them into six kingdoms. They are: Plants, Animals, Fungi, Eubacteria, Archaebacteria, and Protists. Plants include trees and grass, moss and ferns and even the grass in your backyard. Plants are many celled organisms. Plants make their own […]

You Don’t Know Jack

Jack Thomas Andraka is an inventor, scientist and cancer researcher. He is the recipient of the 2012 Gordon E. Moore Award, the grand prize of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Andraka was awarded the $75,000 Award, named in honor of the co-founder of Intel Corporation, for his work in developing a new, rapid, […]

Who is Satyendra Bose?

This year’s Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to two scientists who predicted the existence of the “God’s particle” boson. This particle is closely connected to an Indian Physicist, Satyendra Bose. Find the connection between Satyendra Bose and the God’s particle boson, and write your thoughts about Bose, boson, Bose – Einstein connection and this year’s Nobel Prize […]

Sun is the (Super) Star

There are millions of stars, but there is one quite important than all the rest combined. No it is not Tom Hanks. Not George Clooney either. The stars that I talk about are up in the sky. The most significant star is our Sun; it is at the Centre of our solar system and is […]

What is everything made up of?

Here is a quick question for you. What is everything in this world made of? When I say everything I mean everything, the Chair you are sitting on… The Ipad or the laptop in front of you…Your favorite toy… Your favorite drink. ATOMS. Atoms are the building blocks of life. You are made up of […]

October 4, 1957: Sputnik Launches into Space

On this day in 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the world’s first artificial satellite. It was a 58 cm (23 in) diameter polished metal sphere, with four external radio antennae to broadcast radio pulses. The Soviet Union launched it into an elliptical low Earth orbit on October 4, 1957. It was visible all around […]