The Ig Nobel Prizes began with the premise of awarding ideas that demanded recognition but would go unnoticed. It was founded by Marc Abrahams, a graduate of Harvard University who loved to explore things that were unique and funny since childhood. In an interview, Abrhams described that the idea of giving recognition to scientific humour began with some funny articles for an obscure magazine and then imbued books, columns and prizes.
The popularization of scientific disciplines in Pakistan, or lack thereof, is a rising area of concern for national academic experts. The importance of science for modern society is highlighted by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), which describes it as one of the most important channels of knowledge.
A few years back a mother of two in Flint Michigan, upon finding that one of her children was not growing well, called an environmental engineer to test her home’s water supply. The tests revealed elevated levels of lead. This happened right after Flint’s water source was switched from the Detroit river and Lake Huron […]
Dr Pervez Amirali Hoodbhoy is a nuclear physicist, mathematician, and activist. He did his BSc in mathematics and electrical engineering from MIT and went on to have an MSc in Solid State Physics and a PhD in Nuclear Physics from the same institution. He has had an extensive academic career: working as a guest scientist […]
The most fundamental aspect related to life is death. Life, in reality, is a balance maintained by chemical forces between different molecules. There exist more conditions in an ever-changing world to challenge rather than sustain this molecular balance. Sooner or later the harmonious execution of these brilliant chemical forces is expected to go out of […]
Deep in the vast abyss of the ocean, roams a creature that might hold the elixir to immortality. When this creature of wonder dies, it rises again from its own remains… Humans, throughout history, have embroiled themselves in the quest for immortality. Beginning from early pursuits into alchemy to modern-day anti-aging means, the eagerness to […]